HANK THOMPSON

The Quintessential Hank Thompson 1948-1979 (RVCD-300)

Raven presents the only definitive, multi-label collection from the master of Honky Tonk and Western Swing – HANK THOMPSON. The Quintessential Hank Thompson 1948-1979 is a modest title for the most comprehensive, 30-track career overview of one of the greatest Country artist of all time. Thompson began recording in 1946 and his music can still be heard on the radio today. He scored his first #1 hit in 1952 (‘Wild Side of Life’ which stayed at the top for an astonishing 15 weeks). Meanwhile his top-notch band, the Brazos Valley Boys, was Billboard’s top-ranked Country band from 1953 to 1965 (a feat yet to be equalled). A genuinely influential performer – George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Dwight Yoakam and Vince Gill all owe him a debt – Thompson was elected into The Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1989.

The Quintessential Hank Thompson comprises original recordings for Capitol, Dot and MCA. It features all his biggest Country hits – 31 years of chart placements – with three #1 smashes (‘The Wild Side of Life’, ‘Rub-A-Dub-Dub’, ‘Wake Up Irene’), 21 in the Top 10 (including ‘Humpty Dumpty Heart’, ‘Whoa Sailor’, ‘Wildwood Flower’, ‘Squaws Along the Yukon’, ‘A Six Pack to Go’, ‘Smoky the Bar’) and four Top 20 hits (such as ‘Rockin’ in the Congo’, ‘Hangover Tavern’). Plus classic album cuts (‘Cocaine Blues’) and highly regarded latter-day hits (‘I Hear the South Callin’ Me’) – 30 tracks in total. These earthy, rollicking hits sound as fresh as the day they were recorded. With superb quality audio, extensive liner notes and color booklet.

TRACK LISTING
1. HUMPTY DUMPTY HEART
2. WHOA SAILOR
3. THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE
4. WAITING IN THE LOBBY OF YOUR HEART
5. RUB-A-DUB-DUB
6. WAKE UP IRENE
7. A FOOLER, A FAKER
8. BREAKIN’ THE RULES
9. HONKY-TONK GIRL
10. WE’VE GONE TOO FAR
11. THE NEW GREEN LIGHT
12. WILDWOOD FLOWER
13. BREAKIN’ IN ANOTHER HEART
14. MOST OF ALL
15. DON’T TAKE IT OUT ON ME
16. THE BLACKBOARD OF MY HEART
17. ROCKIN’ IN THE CONGO
18. SQUAWS ALONG THE YUKON
19. I’VE RUN OUT OF TOMORROWS
20. ANYBODY’S GIRL
21. COCAINE BLUES
22. A SIX PACK TO GO
23. OKLAHOMA HILLS
24. HANGOVER TAVERN
25. ON TAP, IN THE CAN, OR IN THE BOTTLE
26. SMOKY THE BAR
27. I’VE COME AWFUL CLOSE
28. THE OLDER THE VIOLIN, THE SWEETER THE MUSIC
29. WHO LEFT THE DOOR TO HEAVEN OPEN
30. I HEAR THE SOUTH CALLIN’ ME

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