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Settin' the Woods on Fire
     

Settin' the Woods on Fire

by Hank Williams
 
Hank Williams was country music's first true superstar, and his songs were a remarkable synthesis of hillbilly elements with a dose of blues and gospel and a clear awareness of Tin Pan Alley techniques, all delivered with a postmodern sensibility that understood that sex and image were a big part of the whole package. He was also heavily conflicted -- much like later

Overview

Hank Williams was country music's first true superstar, and his songs were a remarkable synthesis of hillbilly elements with a dose of blues and gospel and a clear awareness of Tin Pan Alley techniques, all delivered with a postmodern sensibility that understood that sex and image were a big part of the whole package. He was also heavily conflicted -- much like later soul singers Marvin Gaye and Al Green -- between the secular and the sacred, even going so far as creating a separate persona, Luke the Drifter, to deliver a series of dark, frightening sermons on the dangers of yielding to Saturday night temptation. But yield Williams did, and this tortured soul turned his contradictions into stunning songs like the spooky "Six More Miles to the Graveyard," the beautiful "A Mansion on the Hill," the elegant "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" -- which is as tightly written as a haiku -- and the eerily prophetic "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." There are countless Hank Williams collections on the market, but this three-disc set manages to hit all the essentials while mining a little deeper into the catalog as well, making it an excellent and efficient introduction to one of America's greatest songwriters.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551070225
catalogNumber:
9702

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hey Good Lookin'
  2. I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  3. Why Don't You Love Me
  4. I'm Sorry for You My Friend
  5. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  6. My Love for You (Has Turned to Hate)
  7. Moanin' the Blues
  8. Honky Tonkin'
  9. Pictures from Life's Other Side
  10. Fly Trouble
  11. I'll Be a Batchelor 'Til I Die
  12. Just Waitin'
  13. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
  14. I Won't Be Home No More
  15. On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain
  16. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
  17. Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals
  18. Window Shopping
  19. Lovesick Blues
  20. I Can't Get You Off My Mind
  21. Wedding Bells
  22. I'm a Long Gone Daddy

Disc 2

  1. Move It on Over
  2. A Mansion on the Hill
  3. I'd Still Want You
  4. Honky Tonk Blues
  5. Calling You
  6. I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
  7. Mind Your Own Business
  8. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
  9. Settin' the Woods on Fire
  10. Take These Chains from My Heart
  11. Howlin' at the Moon
  12. Crazy Heart
  13. My Sweet Love Ain't Around
  14. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  15. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
  16. Everything's Okay
  17. Rootie Tootie
  18. The Blues Come Around
  19. May You Never Be Alone
  20. Let's Turn Back the Years
  21. Ramblin' Man
  22. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Disc 3

  1. Pan American
  2. Dear John
  3. Half as Much
  4. When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
  5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  6. My Heart Would Know
  7. Lost Highway
  8. I've Been Down That Road Before
  9. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
  10. Cold, Cold Heart
  11. Kaw-Liga
  12. I'm Satisfied with You
  13. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  14. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
  15. Please Make Up Your Mind
  16. Why Should We Try Anymore
  17. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  18. You Win Again
  19. Your Cheatin' Heart
  20. I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living
  21. Six More Miles to the Graveyard
  22. I Saw the Light

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Williams   Primary Artist
Chet Atkins   Electric Guitar
Zeb Turner   Electric Guitar
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Harold Bradley   Rhythm Guitar,Track Performer
Owen Bradley   Organ,Piano
Hillous Butrum   Bass
Floyd Chance   Bass
Eddie Hill   Rhythm Guitar
Bob McNett   Electric Guitar
Ernie Newton   Bass
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle
Fred Rose   Organ,Piano
Howard Watts   Bass
Charles Willis   Fiddle
Farris Coursey   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Jerry Bird   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Saxophone
Jack Shook   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lum York   Bass
Willie Thawl   Bass
Zeke Turner   Electric Guitar
Louis Innis   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
James Willis   Guitar
Robert Wise   Fiddle
Velma Williams   Bass
Clyde Baum   Mandolin
Rusty Gabbard   Rhythm Guitar
Herman Herron   Steel Guitar
Louis Innes   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Samuel K. "Sammy" Pruett   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Russell Beecher   Liner Notes
Maurice Murray   Composer
Bob Gazzaway   Composer
Marcel Joseph   Composer

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