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|Named Person:||Hank Williams; Hank Williams; Hank Williams; Hank Williams|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George William Koon
|Notes:||Originally published: Hank Williams: a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1983.|
|Description:||xiii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The Singer: A Biography 3 --
2. The Song: An Evaluation 91.
|Series Title:||American made music series.|
|Other Titles:||Hank Williams
"Williams is revered in the top tier of the country-music pantheon, and his forlorn ballads are classics in the country songbook. An inspired, natural genius, Williams was the complete country balladeer: Though he knew almost nothing about the technicalities of music, his plaintive songs - "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" among them - affirm that he knew everything about its heart."
"With his legend already firmly established, he was only twenty-nine when he died on New Year's Day 1953 (or, perhaps, New Year's Eve 1952) in the back seat of his baby-blue Cadillac headed to a concert in Canton, Ohio. Interest in Williams is unflagging, and myths and tall tales about his life and death continue to grow with every passing year."--Jacket.