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‘Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams’ finds good company in Bob Dylan

The singer-songwriter’s long-in-the-works tribute to Hank Williams nears release, with kindred spirits like Holly Williams, Merle Haggard and Jack White tapping into the country legend’s unreleased archive. At a time when country was still widely labeled “hillbilly music,” Hank Williams brought a new level of haunting personal storytelling through disarming poetic lyrics using deceptively simple […]

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Hank Williams’ Unfinished Thoughts, Finished


October 1, 2011 “When Hank Williams died, he left behind a scuffed, embroidered brown leather briefcase. Like its owner, the briefcase appeared weathered beyond its years, yet it retained a dignified bearing that abuse couldn’t erase.” So begin the liner notes for a new compilation titled The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. Michael McCall, who […]

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Stars Add New Tunes to Country King’s Lyrics


By ALAN LIGHT BOB DYLAN has long claimed Hank Williams as an influence and an inspiration. In his 2004 memoir, “Chronicles Volume One,” Mr. Dylan recounted his discovery of that country giant’s music in the 1950s. “I became aware that in Hank’s recorded songs were the archetype rules of poetic songwriting,” he wrote. “The architectural […]

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Bob Dylan, Jack White and Norah Jones Record Unheard Hank Williams Songs


New compilation will also feature Levon Helm, Alan Jackson and Sheryl Crow by Rolling Stone The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, a new collection of previously unheard songs by the country great recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Jack White, Norah Jones and Levon Helm, will be released on October 4th. The set, which […]

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