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by Hank Thompson


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The French LP Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys is a compilation of live radio performances Thompson and his band gave in 1952, just as his career was beginning to take off with the massive success of "The Wild Side of Life." Even though neither that song, or any of his earlier, lesser hits, are included on this collection, the album doesn't suffer as a result. Thompson & the Brazos Valley Boys sound tough and inspired, bringing a considerable amount of grit to his swinging honky tonk. The record remains an item for collector's only, but for those willing to seek it out, it is an enjoyable and fascinating historical artifact.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/1996
Label: Emi Special Products
UPC: 0724383690121
catalogNumber: 36901
Rank: 45483

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Thompson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Merle Travis   Guitar,Vocals,Falssetist,Track Performer
Bob Bain   Guitar
Billy Gray   Guitar,Leader
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Billy Armstrong   Fiddle
Bill Carson   Guitar
Harold Chalker   Steel Guitar
Bill Peters   Fiddle
Bill Stewart   Bass
Bob White   Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Williams   Bass
Billy Wright   Fiddle
Joe Hayes   Fiddle,Drums
Gil Baca   Piano
Kenneth Hayes   Fiddle
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Vic Davis   Piano
Howdy Forrester   Fiddle
Johnnie Manson   Fiddle
Red Murrell   Guitar
Rip Giersdorf   Bass
Joe Losciuto   Piano
Ralph "Lefty" Nason   Steel Guitar
Robert "Georgia Slim" Rutland   Fiddle
Billy Jack Saucer   Fiddle
Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing   Steel Guitar
Buddy Woody   Accordion
Bernard Young   Drums
Jimmy Pruett   Piano
Jack Rivers   Guitar
Howard Forrester   Fiddle
Amos Hedrick   Fiddle
Bobby Garrett   Pedal Steel Guitar
Wayma Whitwing   Steel Guitar
Henry Boatman   Fiddle
Kermit Baca   Drums
Junior Nichols   Drums
Pete Burke   Bass
Paul McGhee   Drums

Technical Credits

Hank Thompson   Arranger,Composer
Billy Gray   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Denny Purcell   Contributor
Lee Gillette   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Beth Middleworth   Art Direction
Nancy H. Williams   Producer
W. Allard   Composer
A. A. Carter   Composer
J. Hatchcock   Composer

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