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Sing a Sad Song : THE LIFE OF HANK WILLIAMS - Roger M. Williams

Sing a Sad Song

THE LIFE OF HANK WILLIAMS

Paperback Published: 1st June 1981
ISBN: 9780252008610
Number Of Pages: 328

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      Few American entertainers
        have had the explosive impact, wide-ranging appeal, and continuing popularity
        of country music star Hank Williams. Such Williams standards as "Your
        Cheatin' Heart," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Jambalaya,"
        and "I Saw the Light" have all entered the pantheon of great
        American song.
      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 climb to national acclaim
        and star status on the Grand Ole Opry, his chronic bouts with alcoholism
        and the alienation it created in those he loved and sang for, and finally
        his tragic death at twenty-nine and subsequent emergence as a folk hero.
        The book also features a thorough discography compiled by Bob Pinson of
        the Country Music Foundation.
 

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"A must-read for anyone interested in the man and his songs." -- Country Music Magazine

ISBN: 9780252008610
ISBN-10: 0252008618
Series: Music in American Life
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st June 1981
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2

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