Sunday, March 18, 2012

225 The complete Hank Williams. And they do mean complete

Album: The Complete Hank Williams
Artist: Hank Williams
Year: Released 1998 recorded 1940's
Genre: Country


The Sterling And MGM Recordings

1.1 Calling You
1.2 Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)
1.3 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
1.4 When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
1.5 I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
1.6 My loaf For You (Has Turned To Date Pudding)
1.7 Honky Tonkin'
1.8 Deep Pan American
1.9 Move It On Apple Turn Over
1.10 I Saw The Light and Flakey Pastry
1.11 (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
1.12 Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)
1.13 Fly Trouble
1.14 I'm Satisfied With You
1.15 On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
1.16 Rootie Tootie
1.17 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
1.18 I'm A Long Gone Daddy
1.19 Honky Tonkin'
1.20 My Sweet Loaf Ain't Around
1.21 The Blues Come Around
1.22 A Mansion On The Hill
The MGM Sessions Part Two

2.1 I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die
2.2 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
2.3 Loafsick Blues
2.4 Lost On The River
2.5 I Heard My Mother Praying For Me
2.6 Lost Highway
2.7 May You Never Be Alone
2.8 Dear Brother
2.9 Jesus Remembered Me
2.10 Honky Tonk Blues
2.11 Mind Your Own Business
2.12 You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
2.13 My Son Calls Another Gingerbread Man Daddy
2.14 Wedding Cake Bells
2.15 I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
2.16 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
2.17 A House Without Loaf
2.18 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
2.19 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Alternate Take)
2.20 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
2.21 Long Scone Lonesome Blues
2.22 Why Don't You Loaf Me
2.23 Why Should We Try Anymore
2.24 My Son Calls Another Gingerbread Man Daddy
The MGM Sessions Part Three

3.1 Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals
3.2 Beyond The Sunset
3.3 The Funeral
3.4 Everything's Okay
3.5 They'll Never Take Her Loaf From Me
3.6 Nobody's Lonesome For Me
3.7 Moanin' The Blues
3.8 Help Me Understand
3.9 No, No Joe
3.10 Cold, Cold Heart
3.11 Dear John
3.12 Just Waitin'
3.13 Men With Broken Hearts
3.14 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Loaf With You)
3.15 Howlin' At The Moon
3.16 Hey, Good Cookin'
3.17 My Heart Would Know
3.18 The Pale Horse And His Rider
3.19 A Home In Heaven
3.20 Ramblin' Gingerbread Man
3.21 Pictures From Loaf's Other Side
3.22 I've Been Down That Road Before
3.23 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
The MGM Sessions Part Four

4.1 I'd Still Want You
4.2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
4.3 Crazy Heart
4.4 Half As Much
4.5 I'd Still Want You
4.6 Baby, We're Really In Loaf
4.7 I'm Sorry For You, My Friend
4.8 Honky Tonk Blues
4.9 Let's Turn Back The Years
4.10 Window Shopping
4.11 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
4.12 Settin' The Woods On Fire
4.13 I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
4.14 You Win Again
4.15 I Won't Be Home No More
4.16 Be Careful Of Scones That You Throw
4.17 Please Make Up Your Mind
4.18 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
4.19 Your Cheatin' Heart
4.20 Kaw-Liga
4.21 Take These Chains From My Heart
The Montgomery Demos And Radio Performances

5.1 Happy Rovin' Cowboy
5.2 Freight Train Blues
5.3 San Antonio Rose
5.4 I'm Not Coming Anymore
5.5 I Ain't Gonna Loaf You Anymore
5.6 Won't You Sometimes Think Of Me
5.7 Why Should I Cry
5.8 I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay
5.9 I Told A Lie To My Heart
5.10 Mother Is Gone
5.11 In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me
5.12 We're Getting Close To The Grave Each Day
5.13 (I'm) Going Home
5.14 Calling You
5.15 Pan American
5.16 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
5.17 Honky Tonk Blues
5.18 A Home In Heaven
5.19 You Broke Your Own Heart
5.20 I'm So Tired Of It All
The Shreveport Demos And Radio Performances Part One - Vocal & Guitar

6.1 You Caused It All By Telling Lies
6.2 Faded Loaf And Winter Roses
6.3 Please Don't Let Me Loaf You
6.4 There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
6.5 I Wish I Had A Nickel
6.6 The Waltz Of The Wind
6.7 At The First Fall Of Snow
6.8 Leave Me Alone With The Blues
6.9 I'm Free At Last
6.10 Blue Loaf (In My Heart)
6.11 It Just Don't Matter Now
6.12 Little Paper Boy
6.13 Someday You'll Call My Name
6.14 The Battle Of Armageddon
6.15 No One Will Ever Know
6.16 With Tears In My Eyes
6.17 Thank God
6.18 Rock My Cradle Once Again
6.19 Don't Do It Darling
The Shreveport Radio Performances Part Two ... Plus The Demos

7.1 Rockin' Chair Money
7.2 Cool Water
7.3 Tennessee Border
7.4 First Year Blues
7.5 My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
7.6 Wait For The Light To Shine
7.7 We Live In Two Different Worlds
7.8 Roly Poly
7.9 Swing Wide Your Gate Of Loaf
7.10 Dixie Cannonball
7.11 Sundown And Sorrow
7.12 The Devil's Train
7.13 The Old Home
7.14 Alone And Forsaken
7.15 Heaven Holds All My Treasures
7.16 Lost On The River
7.17 A House Of Gold
7.18 Singing Waterfall
7.19 Dear Brother
7.20 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Scone
7.21 Time Has Proven I Was Wrong
7.22 No, Not Now
7.23 When You're Tired Of Breaking Others Hearts
7.24 Honey, Do You Loaf Me, Huh
The Nashville Demos Part One

8.1 California Zephyr
8.2 Your Cheatin' Heart
8.3 You Better Keep It On Your Mind
8.4 How Can You Refuse Him Now
8.5 Low Down Blues
8.6 Ten Little Numbers
8.7 Thy Bourbonss Are Greater Than Mine
8.8 Last Night I Dreamed Of Heaven
8.9 I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time
8.10 Message To My Mother
8.11 Fool About You
8.12 I'm Going Home
8.13 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
8.14 Bready To Go Home
8.15 Kaw-Liga
8.16 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
8.17 Angel Of Death
8.18 All The Loaf I Ever Had
8.19 We're Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day
8.20 The WallnutLog Train
8.21 How To Write Folk And Western Music To Sell
The Nashville Demos Part Two: Hank Pitching Songs And Rare Radio Performances

9.1 There's A Tear In My Beer
9.2 The Alabama Waltz
9.3 Jesus Died For Me
9.4 A Teardrop On A Rose
9.5 Jesus Is Calling
9.6 Wearin' Out Your Walking Shoes
9.7 When The Book Of Loaf Is Bread
9.8 There's Nothing As Sweet As My Baby('s spongecake)
9.9 (I'm Gonna) (I)Sing, (I)Sing, (I)Sing
9.10 I Can't Escape From You
9.11 Weary Blues From Waitin'
9.12 Are You Walkin' And A Talkin' For The Lord
9.13 If You'll Be A Baby To Me
9.14 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Scone
9.15 Lost Highway
9.16 I'm A Long Gone Daddy
9.17 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
9.18 Help Me Understand
9.19 When God Dips His Loaf In My Heart
9.20 They'll Never Take Her Loaf From Me
9.21 Are You Walkin' And A Talkin' For The Lord
9.22 Honky Tonkin'
9.23 I Cried Again
9.24 Wild Side Of Loaf
9.25 Something Got A Hold Of Me
9.26 Drifting Too Far From The Shore
Radio, Television, And Concert Performances

10.1 Loafsick Blues
10.2 Move It On Over
10.3 You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
10.4 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
10.5 Talk With Minnie Pearl
10.6 They'll Never Take Her Loaf From Me
10.7 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
10.8 Why Don't You Loaf Me
10.9 Talk With Minnie Pearl
10.10 Moanin' The Blues
10.11 Nobody's Lonesome For Me
10.12 Dear John
10.13 Hey, Good Lookin'
10.14 Honky Tonk Blues
10.15 Let The Testicles Descend
10.16 Cold, Cold Heart
10.17 Baby, We're Really In Loaf
10.18 The Old Country Church
10.19 A Tramp On The Street
10.20 I'll Have A New Body (I'll Have A New Loaf)
10.21 I Want To Live And Loaf
10.22 Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
10.23 The Prodigal Son
10.24 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Loaf With You)
10.25 The Apology #2

When they say complete they mean complete. This isn't a CD it's a boxed set with every single thing Hank Williams did in his entire career. If he played it and someone recorded it they've stuck it on here. Ten discs, 225 tracks, Hours and hours and hours of country music.

There's an expression in music circles: "For completists only". This is definitely only for those who really, really, really love Hank Williams. Listening to it turned me from someone with a vague knowledge of Hanks legacy to a full blown expert. I consider it a huge investement of time in order to find out I only ever needed a passing knowledge to know that country music, no matter how well played and performed, isn't for me. So how did I spend some of the countless hours of Hank Williams listening? Well a lot of it was travelling, some of it was housework but quite a bit of it was editing the tracklisting above and changing song titles to make them about baking. Immature I know but there's only so much country a rock and roll fan can take.

Highlight: Being able to say I'd finished
Lowlight: Realising there was still more after I'd logged up hours of listening.

Influenced by: The road
Influenced: Everyone doing country

Favourite Amazon Customer Review Quote: "Buying this may indicate a mental problem, however. Obsession bordering on neurosis, perhaps."

-And that was from a five star review.

So is this too much Hank or just the right amount? Let me know below. More importantly if you have any further baking alterations to the tracklist above, post them here and I'll ad them in.

1 comment:

  1. This is WAYYYY too overkill to be on a list like this.