HANK THOMPSON : Hank The Hired Hand
Band HANK THOMPSON
Album Hank The Hired Hand
Format CD Double
Label El toro
Year 2012
Genre Western Swing, Roots

HANK THOMPSON : Hank The Hired Hand

Words&music of a western swing legend!!!! Hank Thompson’s key to success lies in his songwriting and his band's consistent sound. Thompson's songs often cast an unflinching eye on the drinking and carousing honky-tonk lifestyle, as exemplified by his signature song "The Wild Side of Life" as well as "Honky-Tonk Girl" and "Six-Pack to Go." From the late 1940s through the 1970s he was consistently in the country charts, landing nearly fifty songs in the Top-10 or Top-20. With record sales well over 60 million internationally, Hank Thompson's career has impacted on seven decades (from the '40's into the 21st century) of recorded music history. Hank Thompson died Nov. 6, 2007, following a battle with lung cancer. This double CD set features a fine selection of tracks from the 40’s and 50’s, including some OPS (Office Of Price Stabilzation) radio transcriptions plus a radio show from 2001 in which the King of Western Swing tells the story of his life; the beginnings, his influences and roots, his mates and colleagues.

Tracklist :

01. Rovin’Gambler
02. Dry Bread
03. John Henry
04. Humpty Dumply Heart
05. The Wild Side Of Life
06. New Green Light
07. A New Deal Of Love
08. Where My Sweet Baby Used To Walk
09. Whoa Sailor
10. Don’t Flirt With Me
11. Rub-A-Dub –Dub
12. My Front door Is Open
13. This Train
14. The Grass Looks Greener
15. Drivin’Nails In My Coffin
16. Drunkards Blues
17. Rockin’In the congo
18. Cryin’ In the Deep Bleu See
19. Easy To Please
20. Square Dab From the Country
21. Be My Life Campainon
22. Heart Full Of Love
23. Honky Tonk Girl
24. Humpty Dumpty Heart

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