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Hank Williams The Lost Notebooks

October 7, 2011

This is a pretty great idea – Hank Williams left behind notebooks filled with lyrics and various artists who have been inspired by Hank finish them into songs and perform them.  What caught my eye was the Bob Dylan connection.  Bob was the first to try his hand at this and he used his vanity label (Egyptian Records) and his real label (Columbia) to bring this to this concept to the masses.

As you can see by the cover it includes a nice mix of conventional country artist and roots influenced pop artists.  Everyone takes a pretty straight forward Hank approach – no one is trying to be too cute here – and that is a good thing.

Not a bad cut on here.  If you are not familiar with Hank this will be an easy way to get your feet wet, but don’t stop here – immediately go out and get a Hank’s greatest hits album and enjoy the greatest country music writer/performer of all time.

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One Comment
  1. Liked what Bragg and Wilco did with Woody’s material. I’ll keep an eye out for this

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