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2014 vinyl pressing reissue of the compilation originally released on the Mercury label in 1978 for the 25th anniversary of his death. Essential Hank if you're looking for a place to start your vinyl collection of his music. Music on Vinyl.
Bear Family have condensed the 'The Lonesome Sound' album to 10 inch size, and the album comprised 12 songs that were written and previously recorded by other artists. The specialists at Bear Family bring a vibrant quality into a project made originally from Hank Williams vocal demos, with session overdubs applied in the late 1950s in Nashville and give what fans have waited for, a clear vocal intonation, musical clarity, like never before. Hank Williams had been laid to rest for seven years and the public still mourned his passing, and clamoured for new songs and the posthumous 'The Lonesome Sound' was the result of this request. The vocals used on 'MGM E 3803' were largely mixture of transcriptions, vocal and guitar demos. Some of the musicians used for this project had previously worked with Hank or had the ability to recreate his sound. To provide a full sound the session men nucleus comprised; Don Helms, Harold Bradley, Floyd Chance, and to deepen the sound and fit into the times drums were provided by Murrey Harman. The musicianship was sympathetic and perfectly done, what was at issue was the quality of the demos used, and at that time overdubbing was still in it's infancy. Hank's interpretation of other artist's songs, often found him injecting something new into the arrangements, changing the tempo and direction of many of the composition, stamping upon them his own identity. Upon hearing the music allow yourself to absorb the clarity, rhythm, and vocal delivery of Sundown and Sorrow, Roly Poly or Tennessee Border, hearing is believing, and the tempo hints at the next incantation of music's development. The current political 'hot' topic in Europe is over pension and retirement payments. Crooning the melancholy and reflective Rockin' Chair Money, transposes Hank into another persona, spending army wages in semi-retirement, rockin' and swinging on the old porch chair. (... )Mark Armstrong, Germanyread more on www. Bear-family. #com
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release from the country music legend. Following in the musical footsteps of 2014's December Day, Willie Nelson and the Boys is another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by Hank Williams Sr. Consisting mainly of studio recordings laid down during the 2011 sessions for Heroes, Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2) is produced by Willie's longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Cannon and recorded at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas. Includes Move It On Over', 'Healing Hands Of Time', 'Your Cheatin' Heart' and many others.
Limited 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP pressing. The Ramblin' Man is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1974. With a slightly more commercial sound than some of his previous records, The Ramblin' Man remained true to Jennings' outlaw country image and uncompromising musical vision. The album was released at what was still considered to be the height of the outlaw movement in Country music, and this was reflected in it's chart success, with the LP peaking at #3 on the Country charts. Jennings produced it himself, with Ray Pennington co-producing 'Oklahoma Sunshine' and 'I'm a Ramblin' Man'. The album also includes a gutsy cover of the Allman Brothers' 'Midnight Rider' cementing Jennings' fearless reputation as a leader of the 'progressive' Country sound.
Making its debut on standard weight black vinyl, Conway Twitty’s ICON with a heap of country smashes! His pop #1 It’s Only Make Believe leads to his country #1’s Hello Darlin’; You’ve Never Been This Far Before; Happy Birthday Darlin’; Touch the Hand; After the Fire Is Gone (with Loretta Lynn), and more!
Ride Me Back Home is another incredible addition to Willie Nelson's legendary catalog that finds him working once again with producer Buddy Cannon. Ride Me Back Home sits beside 2017's God's Problem Child and 2018's Last Man Standing as a trilogy of superior songcraft exploring ideas of mortality with wisdom, empathy and a winking love of life. Nelson and Cannon co-wrote a handful of songs but also call on their favorite songsmiths…great writers with great stories to tell: Sonny Throckmorton, Guy Clark, Mac Davis, Buzz Rabin. The result is a magical collection of tunes with emphasis on the lyric. Backed by an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers, Ride Me Back Home finds Willie Nelson making some of the most inspired work of his career.
Twenty-five #1 hits that span the career of the legendary Conway Twitty. From his earliest #1 hit, "It's Only Make Believe" a slow dancing classic to Conway's beautiful duets with another legend, Loretta Lynn. This collection includes best-loved favorites like "Hello Darlin," "You've Never Been This Far Before," "Happy Birthday Darlin,, "Touch The Hand" plus many more.
Working in Tennessee is the sixty-third and final studio album from one of country music’s best-known and most covered artists, Merle Haggard. For this collection, Haggard introduces a set of stellar new originals, revisits some Johnny Cash classics and puts on a new spin on his own “Workin’ Man Blues” featuring Willie Nelson and Merle's son Ben. “Workin’ Man Blues” joins “Cocaine Blues,” “What I Hate,” “Laugh It Off,” “Jackson,” “Under the Bridge,” and more from the enduring country icon.