Songs for Rounders/At the Golden Nugget

Songs for Rounders/At the Golden Nugget

by Hank Thompson
     
 

The two best-known -- and, by most measures, the best -- Hank Thompson albums are combined on this 2014 Omni reissue, supplemented by a few bonus tracks culled from the late '60s. Songs for Rounders exists at a nifty crossroad between honky tonk and Western swing, featuring Thompson scaling back his big band ever so slightly and tackling hard-driving saloon…  See more details below

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The two best-known -- and, by most measures, the best -- Hank Thompson albums are combined on this 2014 Omni reissue, supplemented by a few bonus tracks culled from the late '60s. Songs for Rounders exists at a nifty crossroad between honky tonk and Western swing, featuring Thompson scaling back his big band ever so slightly and tackling hard-driving saloon songs, which gives this a real edge -- an edge that is palpable throughout the LP and also surfaces on At the Golden Nugget, which is the first live country album of note. The two showcase Thompson perhaps at his wildest: a big-hearted, rowdy bandleader with a taste for bawdy material and a jovial, bawdy delivery that still sounds ribald years later, while the Brazos Valley Boys play expertly, goosing Thompson toward livelier heights and sounding vicious on their own terms. The Brazos Valley Boys are tremendous in their own right but on these two LPs Thompson is a marvel, corralling this big band and making it sound as nimble as a juke joint quartet. Anybody who thinks Thompson is just a sweet singer should turn to this two-fer, which is as robust as country music got between Hank Williams and outlaw country.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2014
Label:
Omni
UPC:
0725543917829
catalogNumber:
178

Tracks

  1. Three Times Seven
  2. I'll Be a Bachelor till I Die
  3. Drunkard's Blues
  4. Teach 'Em How To Swim
  5. Dry Bread
  6. Cocaine Blues
  7. Deep Elm
  8. Bummin' Around
  9. Little Blossom
  10. Rovin' Gambler
  11. Left My Gal In the Mountains
  12. May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister?
  13. Honky-Tonk Girl
  14. I Guess I'm Getting Over You
  15. I'll Step Aside
  16. Orange Blossom Special
  17. I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
  18. John Henry
  19. Nine Pound Hammer
  20. She's Just a Whole Lot Like You
  21. Steel Guitar Rag
  22. Just One Step Away
  23. Lost Highway
  24. A Six Pack To Go
  25. Detour
  26. Teach Me How To Lie
  27. I Don't Hurt Anymore
  28. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
  29. I Cast a Lonesome Shadow

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Thompson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Curtis Potter   Fiddle
Merle Travis   Guitar
Billy Armstrong   Fiddle
Bob White   Fiddle
Billy Wright   Fiddle
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Tommy Camfield   Fiddle
Billy Jack Saucer   Fiddle
Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing   Steel Guitar
Bobbie White   Steel Guitar
Bernard Young   Drums
Jimmy Pruett   Piano
Henry Boatman   Fiddle,Saxophone
Junior Nichols   Drums
Curly Lewis   Fiddle
Roddy Bristol   Fiddle
Pete Burke   Bass
Bill Gray   Guitar
Jimmy Belken   Fiddle
Billy Stewart   Bass
Joe Lusciuto   Piano
Dubert Dobson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Hank Thompson   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Billy Gray   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Dick Hart   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Lynn Russwurm   Composer
David Thrussell   Reissue Executive Producer
Blasingame   Composer
Paul Westmoreland   Composer
William Penix   Composer
Johnny Lowe   Composer
Pete Graves   Composer
Chuck Harding   Composer
Ervin Rouse   Composer
David K. Landis   Layout
Troy Arnall   Composer

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