LPs (or CDs) Devoted Exclusively To Songs Written By Hank Williams?

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  1. chip-hp

    chip-hp Cool Cat Thread Starter

    Dallas, TX
    For me, one of the joys collecting records is finding a desirable (not necessarily valuable) record that I have never seen before … yesterday I ran across several LPs that fit that category … one of which was Connie Stevens' The Hank Williams Song Book Warner Bros. 1460 (M) from 1962 … I see her Hawaiian Eye LP (probably her biggest seller) on a fairly frequent basis …

    The acquisition of this LP prompted me to wonder how many different artists recorded LPs or CDs containing songs only written by Hank Williams (who wrote some classics)? …

    One that quickly comes to mind (cuz I found a copy recently) is Jack Scott’s I Remember Hank Williams on Top Rank from 1960 …

    Others? …
  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Del Shannon did a great Hank Williams tribute album, the same with Glen Campbell
  3. Casemeister

    Casemeister Well-Known Member

    Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank is one, obviously, by Waylon Jennings. It was released in 1985 or so and was sold only at his shows and through his fan club until last year, when it was made available to the general public.
  4. chip-hp

    chip-hp Cool Cat Thread Starter

    Dallas, TX
    Del Shannon Sings Hank Williams on Amy (8004) from 1965 ... I don't recall ever seeing that LP ... I'll have to check it out ...
  5. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    There's also the recent "Timeless" tribute.
  6. Larry L

    Larry L Forum Resident

    Allen, Texas
    Hanky Panky by The The
  7. imagnrywar

    imagnrywar Well-Known Member

    San Francisco
    Charlie Rich and George Jones have done Hank tribute albums. i forget what they're called right now.
  8. chip-hp

    chip-hp Cool Cat Thread Starter

    Dallas, TX
    George Jones Salutes Hank Williams on Mercury from 1960 ...

    Charlie Rich Sings the Songs of Hank Williams & Others on Harmony from 1974 ... which appears to be a re-issue of Charlie Rich Sings Country and Western on Harmony from 1967 ... Harmony was a budget label that re-issued LPs so there may be an earlier version of this LP on another label ...
  9. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    Leon Russel - Hank Wilson's Back (1973)
    seems most of the songs are by Hank, but looking at the songlist I noticed it was mastered by Steve Hoffman........
  10. scotto

    scotto Forum Resident

    Great collection from the nice folks at Lost Highway.
  11. Eli

    Eli Well-Known Member

    Isle of Lucy
    Hank Locklin - Hank Locklin Sings Hank Williams
    Floyd Cramer - I Remember Hank Williams
    Red Sovine - Sings Hank Williams
    Joni James - Sings Songs of Hank Williams
    Hank Williams Jr. - Sings the Songs of Hank Williams
  12. -Alan

    -Alan Moderator Staff

    Connecticut, USA
    Here are some more. It seems that artists can't go wrong with a Hank Williams tribute!:

    Charley Pride - There's a Little Bit of Hank In Me
    Ace Cannon - Hank Williams Songbook
    Roy Acuff - Hank Williams For the First Time
    Roy Orbison - Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way
    Don Gibson - Hank Williams As Sung By Don Gibson
    Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadors - Sings Hank Williams
    Freddy Fender - Sings Hank Williams
    Stonewall Jackson - Tribute to Hank Williams
    Ronnie Hawkins - Sings the Songs of Hank Williams
    Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis - Sings Hank Williams

    Here's a Youtube video of Charley Pride and Johnny Cash doing a Hank Williams medley:

  13. Greg H

    Greg H Member

    Moscow, ID
    One that hasn't been mentioned yet that is a bit unusual is the instrumental pairing of Roy Clark with the late Joe Pass on Roy Clark & Joe Pass Play Hank Williams.
  14. -Alan

    -Alan Moderator Staff

    Connecticut, USA
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