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Hank Williams Collection

After giving us some of the best loved Country and Western hits of all time and a life that was cut short because of booze and the hard life of being on the road, Hank Williams shares some genuine fun on the radio.

Hank Williams

17 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 23 min)
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5 Audio CDs


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Hank Williams
(1923 – 1953)

Hank Williams

Music Shows (1940s and 1950s)

Hank WilliamsGrand Ole Opry star and great cowboy composer, Hank Williams' short life led him down a path of stardom and pain. After a tough childhood, Hank quit school at the age of 16 and started a band, The Drifting Cowboys. He made his first radio appearance in 1936. After slim times of bar and local performances- his mother drove the band around in her station wagon and collected admission to the shows - Hank attracted the attention of the right people in the right place, Nashville.

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Hank WilliamsWith boots of steel and a stomach of booze, Hank became popular enough to appear on the Grand Ole Opry in 1949. However, his boozy reputation, often showing up drunk for performances, got the better of him. Hank's drinking caused him trouble in his marriage, friendships, and work life.

After a difficult time, being fired by the Grand Ole Opry and divorced by his wife, Hank still managed to crank out the top tunes. Many, such as "Cold, Cold Heart and "Why Don't You Love Me, came from his life experiences. This collection includes two of Hank's Grand Ole Opry appearances as well as his old time radio show, Health and Happiness, with The Cowboy Drifters and several shows he did for Mother's Best Flour.

For more Hank Williams Sr recordings, see also: Mother's Best Flour. Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.

For more OTRCAT singing cowboys, see also:

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    I still love to listen to his songs. Actually he had terrible chronic back pain, he wasn't your garden variety alcoholic. Meds back then were not terribly sophisticated. Poor guy.

    Chip Verified Purchase

    Great songwriter – he really put his heart and life into his songs. Sadly his tough life and physical pain - which made his songs so real, popular and heartbreaking - also led him to alcoholism and drugs. Chip’s comment “he wasn't your garden variety alcoholic” certainly make me think twice about the drinking and drugs. Williams did have many upbeat songs. HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’ and JAMBALAYA are my faves. Many here in Knoxville thought he had already passed away when he was carried out of the Andrew Johnson Hotel. For 14 years I worked for the Knox County School system at the hotel, which is their headquarters. Another employee had lived there with her husband in the 60s while he managed the hotel and went to UT. Her hubby swore he saw Williams’ ghost. She definitely believed him, saying he of all people would not make it up. PS – I also posted this on your Twttter site

    Frances-Agape

    A good assortment of radio appearances by Hank Williams. This collection of rare and hard-to-find recordings is a real treat for any Williams’ fan. Most of these appearances are of Williams on another person’s radio show.

    Michael Verified Purchase

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    17 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 4 hours, 23 min
    17 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 23 min
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    1. 17 shows - total playtime 4 hours 23 minutes
    2. Aunt Jemima 510600 Hank Williams.mp3
    3. Aunt Jemima 520401 Home Folks .mp3
    4. Funeral 530104 Hank Williams.mp3
    5. Grand Opry 491112 Hank Williams.mp3
    6. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 1.mp3
    7. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 2.mp3
    8. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 3.mp3
    9. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 4.mp3
    10. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 5.mp3
    11. Health And Happiness Time 4910 Mansion On The Hill.mp3
    12. March of Dimes 511205 Hank Williams.mp3
    13. Mother's Best Flour Show 1.mp3
    14. Mother's Best Flour Show 2.mp3
    15. Mother's Best Flour Show 3.mp3
    16. Red Foley 510505 Hank Williams.mp3
    17. Red Foley 510922 Hank Williams.mp3
    18. Theme song.mp3
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    17 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 4 hours, 23 min
    17 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 23 min
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    1. 17 shows - total playtime 4 hours 23 minutes
    2. Aunt Jemima 510600 Hank Williams.mp3
    3. Aunt Jemima 520401 Home Folks .mp3
    4. Funeral 530104 Hank Williams.mp3
    5. Grand Opry 491112 Hank Williams.mp3
    6. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 1.mp3
    7. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 2.mp3
    8. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 3.mp3
    9. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 4.mp3
    10. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 5.mp3
    11. Health And Happiness Time 4910 Mansion On The Hill.mp3
    12. March of Dimes 511205 Hank Williams.mp3
    13. Mother's Best Flour Show 1.mp3
    14. Mother's Best Flour Show 2.mp3
    15. Mother's Best Flour Show 3.mp3
    16. Red Foley 510505 Hank Williams.mp3
    17. Red Foley 510922 Hank Williams.mp3
    18. Theme song.mp3
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    17 recordings on 5 Audio CDs. Total playtime 4 hours, 23 min
    17 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 23 min

    Hank Williams Disc A001

    1. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 1
    2. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 2
    3. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 3
    4. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 4
    5. Health And Happiness Show Hank Williams 5

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    Hank Williams Disc A002

    1. Health And Happiness Time 4910 Mansion On The Hill
    2. Mother's Best Flour Show 1
    3. Mother's Best Flour Show 2
    4. Mother's Best Flour Show 3
    5. Theme song

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    Hank Williams Disc A003

    1. Grand Opry 491112 Hank Williams
    2. Red Foley 510505 Hank Williams
    3. Aunt Jemima 510600 Hank Williams

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    Hank Williams Disc A004

    1. Red Foley 510922 Hank Williams
    2. March of Dimes 511205 Hank Williams
    3. Aunt Jemima 520401 Home Folks

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    Hank Williams Disc A005

    1. Funeral 530104 Hank Williams

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