Your Cheatin' Heart: Biography Of Hank Williams

  • Title: Your Cheatin' Heart: Biography Of Hank Williams
  • Author: Chet Flippo
  • ISBN: 9780906008539
  • Page: 428
  • Format: None
  • Your Cheatin Heart Biography Of Hank Williams Hank Williams died a legend in At the age of twenty nine felled by a lethal combination of alcohol and the pain killers he had used for years to ease the chronic pain of a congenital spine defec
    Hank Williams died a legend in 1953 At the age of twenty nine, felled by a lethal combination of alcohol and the pain killers he had used for years to ease the chronic pain of a congenital spine defect, his untimely death seemed tragically apt for the man whose songs of loss and waste had held the heartstrings of America.Hank Williams was the first musician to lift countrHank Williams died a legend in 1953 At the age of twenty nine, felled by a lethal combination of alcohol and the pain killers he had used for years to ease the chronic pain of a congenital spine defect, his untimely death seemed tragically apt for the man whose songs of loss and waste had held the heartstrings of America.Hank Williams was the first musician to lift country music out of the backwoods and into the popular music charts He became the most influential country music singer and song writer of the century, with heartfelt songs like Your Cheatin Heart , Cold Cold Heart and I m So Lonesome I Could Cry , that have such undeniable emotional appeal that they transcend time, place and audience Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have hailed him as a major influence, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Elvis Costello, The Carpenters and The Cowboy Junkies.But few knew that Williams was privately suffering most of what he sang about so convincingly Raised in Alabama in the most abject poverty, with an absentee father, a dominating mother, and an equally domineering first wife, he also had a crippling defect of the lower spine which was never treated and which eventually drove him to drugs and alcohol.Chet Flippo s compelling biography is a fascinating tribute to a musician and his world a history of country music encapsulated in one man s career.

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    1. Excellent book on the life of "Hank". It was written in a really interesting way.

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    2. Your Cheatin' Heart A Biography of Hank Williams by Chet Flippo changed my perception of Hank Williams a little bit. I only vaguely knew who Hank Williams was until I had heard bits and pieces about his life, mostly from watching CMT. My impression of him was a shy, quiet, lonesome, singing cowboy. Turns out according to this book, that Hank wasn't quite as shy as I imagined him to be. He could be pretty crude at times in his talk about women.Hank, whose real name was Hiram, grew up under the th [...]

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    3. Maybe Mr. Flippo did enough research to accurately recreate conversations that took place with no one except the participants present or to know what "ol Hank" was thinking at various times but if that is the case it is proof that real life is less dramatic then fiction. Lacking any dramatic tension, which one could presumably create since whole conversations and internal motivations are being made up anyway, Your Cheatin Heart has some interesting tidbits about an American music icon who's impa [...]

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    4. Enjoyed it, provided an insight into many area's of Hank's life, if we believe the author, I had no previous knowledge of. Reinforced my belief that Hank Williams was the bard of country music. We are unlikely ever to see, anyone make the kind of impact Williams did, during his tragically short life.

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