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by Roger M Williams

Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Roger M Williams
ISBN: 0252008448
ISBN13: 978-0252008443
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 2nd edition (1981)
Pages: 318
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Series: Music in American Life. Paperback: 328 pages. I've read HANK WILLIAMS:THE BIOGRAPHY and SING A SAD SONG numerous times and I like this one the best. It's sentimental and loving in tone.

Series: Music in American Life. The former is more sensationalized and antiseptic. Having visited Georgiana, Alabama, a town frozen in time, this book starts right there on the little railroad platform where Hank shined his shoes as a youngster. THE BIOGRAPHY aspires to more detail, but you can only get so many facts within a given number of pages, and so THE BIOGRAPHY isn't really more detailed.

Sing a Sad Song book. A sentimental biography of the short-lived but immensely popular country music legend from Alabama best known for his "Lovesick Blues" and "Cold, Cold Heart.

Williams, Roger . 1934-. Williams, Hank, 1923-1953.

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Williams was inspired to write the song in January 1947 while returning from a show . Sing a sad song: the life of Hank Williams. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-00861-0.

Williams was inspired to write the song in January 1947 while returning from a show in Fort Deposit, Alabama. His mother, Lilly, drove him and the band back to Montgomery that night. As she was approaching the city, she spotted the lights of Dannelly Field Airport. American noise rock band Killdozer released the song as the flipside of their 1996 single "Go Big Re. Aaron Neville covered the song on his 2003 album Believe. David Crowder covered the song for his 2005 album A Collision, including an additional verse by Johnny Cash and a self-written 'eschatological represse'.

Sing a Sad Songs tells the story of Hank Williams's rise from impoverished Alabama . Roger M. Williams (no relation to Hank Williams) is the author of The Bonds: An American Family and was a senior.

Sing a Sad Songs tells the story of Hank Williams's rise from impoverished Alabama roots, his coming of age during and after World War II, his meteoric climb to national acclaim and star status on the Grand Ole Opry, his star-crossed marriages and recurring health problems, the chronic bouts with alcoholism and the alienation it caused in those he loved an. In addition, the book includes an essential discography compiled by Bob Pinson of the Country Music Foundation.

by Roger M. Williams. Published 1970 by Doubleday in Garden City, . Hank Williams (1923-1953). There's no description for this book yet.

Roger Williams recounts the story of Hank's rise from impoverished Southern roots, his coming of age during and after World War II, his meteoric. ISBN13:9780252008610. Release Date:June 1981.

- Country Music Magazine.

Genre: Non-fiction Category: Biography, Music Additional Information - Library Catalog. Amherst College 220 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002.

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Comments to eBook Sing a Sad Song: The Life of Hank Williams (Music in American life)
Jogas
A salute to a real Country soul singer. Great condition and prompt delivery...thank you.
Awene
It would have been nice to include some photos even tho I know there probably were not many of him...nonetheless, the book was very complete and thorough and an easy and enjoyable read.
Terr
a biography of Hank Williams senior, his life of music through his mental and physical pain.
deadly claw
LOVE Hank Williams music not only for the deep feeling but also for the intricate lyrics. No one like him!
hulk
Good book, factual, full of trivial facts which was interesting, but way too much time spent on things like the history of the Opry, Louisiana Hayride, radio stations, other performers and events, etc. Why no photos? Most biographys have at least a couple of photos to go along with the story. The only photo you get is what's on the front cover. Other than that, I guess I learned a little more about Hank and how he wrote songs so in that light it was a decent book.
Lcena
This was the first major biography on Hank Williams. I remember how excited I was to get the book for the first in- depth information on Hank Williams. Before this book the notes on album covers were the main source of information. Hank making it to a book seemed to mark a crossroads where the country writer/singer was moving ever so closer to eventually reaching legendary, if not deity status in the music world-world wide. About the time of this writing his songs were showing up recorded with top rock and rool and blues artists, a big time motion picture semi-based on his life had sold a lot of theater tickets, and his albums were selling as good as some of the major country artists of the day. Now with this biography, Hank seemed truly in the big-time, but in reality the best was yet to come. Regrettably, Hank never had a clue he would be as big as he is.
Vishura
I've read HANK WILLIAMS:THE BIOGRAPHY and SING A SAD SONG numerous times and I like this one the best. It's sentimental and loving in tone. The former is more sensationalized and antiseptic. Having visited Georgiana, Alabama, a town frozen in time, this book starts right there on the little railroad platform where Hank shined his shoes as a youngster. THE BIOGRAPHY aspires to more detail, but you can only get so many facts within a given number of pages, and so THE BIOGRAPHY isn't really more detailed.
Both books omit my favorite anecdote, which is related by Hank's steel guitar player, Don Helms: Playing at any outdoor venue, Hank and band had to retreat to a covered area when it came a downpour. Looking out at his drenched fans, who refused to leave, Hank had compassion on them. Hank returned to the outdoor stage and informed them that "If you can stand in the rain and listen to me, then I can stand in the rain and sing for you!"
There you go--someone with a god-like talent, a great deal of humility, and who loved his followers more than he loved himself. Is it any wonder that only Jesus Christ and fellow Southerner Robert E. Lee have had more influence on the Southern psyce than Hank Williams?
Roger Williams, who of course is not related to the subject that he wrote about, has given us a rare, insightful look into the life,career, and death of a country music legend. Hank Williams was an ordinary man with extroardinary talent who made the most out of the gifts that he was blessed with. However, as he grew up, Hank came across two powerful forces that would eventually destroy his career, and ultimately, his life. Women and booze did not mix, and as the book says,Hank found this one out the hard way. The author goes into detail about how Hank's career took off with his induction into the Grand Ole Opry in June of 1949. From there it gives us a look into how the opry operated in the early 1950's.The alcoholism which Hank undoubtedly had went far back to the early days of his youth when he was just eleven years old. By the time he released Lovesick Blues in 1948, Hank was already having problems staying sober. Alcohol is mentioned many times throughout the book because, as most fans know, alcohol wrecked Hank's overall physical condition. The book reveals some rare photos of Hank when he was at the prime of his recording career, but some of these photos shows his body slowly wasting away.After all is said and done, Hank Williams died in the backseat of his Cadillac at the age of 29, in the early morning hours of January 1, 1953. The cause of death could problably have been attributed to a broken heart. The life that Hank lead spelled out his fate way before the reaper came to take him away forever, but the legend lives on in the hearts of country music fans everywhere. Hank Williams will never be forgotten, and this book gives all the reasons why. But there's only one thing left to say. Hank was a man like all the rest, but his memory is enshrined because of his care and compassion for others who were less fortunate than he was.
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