The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams


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The Lost Notebook of Hank Williams is the long-awaited collection of previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics set to new music and performed for the first time as completed songs by a roster of artists with a musical and spiritual kinship to the archetypal American country music singer-songwriter.

Created from writings left behind by country music's "lovesick blues boy," The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams premieres 12 previoulsy unheard Hank Williams lyrics newly set to music by 13 artists whose own sensibilities have been profoundly shaped by Williams.

From heartbreak to honky-tonking, from Jesus to gin mills, Hank Williams wrote about life's deepest truths and sang with an ethereal authority on such unforgettable songs as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "I Saw the Light," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Cold, Cold Heart," and many more.

When Hank Williams died at the age of 29 in the back of his Cadillac early in the morning on New Year's Day 1953, he left behind a scuffed, embroidered brown leather briefcase, which he used to carry bound notebooks, among other items, darkening their pages with lyrics and song ideas. Some were fully finished, some just started.

The odyssey of Hank Williams's notebooks is recounted in the album's liner notes, penned by Michael McCall from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, who observes, "The history of Hank's notebooks is as complex as the legend himself. Yet, in the end, what matters most are the songs, and these new works rise from the ether with ghostly relevance. As with many standards, these new recordings tap straight into the soul of the man. This is songwriting at its most artful and most powerful." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2011
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886970901024
catalogNumber: 709010

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Crowell   Guitar,Vocals
Merle Haggard   Guitar,Vocals
David Hayes   Bass
Bob Dylan   Guitar,Vocals
Lucinda Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Gene Parsons   Pedal Steel Guitar
Don Helms   Pedal Steel Guitar
Sheryl Crow   Vocals
Roger Fritz   Guitar
Carla Azar   Drums
Bill Bottrell   Guitar
Larry Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Tony Garnier   Bass
Vince Gill   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Emory Gordy   Bass
Levon Helm   Drums,Vocals
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Scott Joss   Guitar
Red Lane   Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh   Percussion
Deanie Richardson   Fiddle
Kenny Sears   Fiddle
Dave Sinclair   Trumpet
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar
James Preston   Drums
Gillian Welch   Guitar,Vocals
David Rawlings   Guitar,Vocals
Glenn Wolff   Bass
Butch Lee   Lap Steel Guitar
Tom Bukovac   Lap Steel Guitar
Teresa Williams   Background Vocals
Danny Freeman   Guitar
Doug Colosio   Piano
Amy Helm   Background Vocals
Jack White   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dean Fertita   Acoustic Guitar
Holly Williams   Acoustic Guitar
Donnie Herron   Violin,Steel Guitar
Steven Bates   Mandolin
Leigh Cochran   Electric Guitar
Kerlan Spur   Drums
Dominic John Suchyta   Upright Bass
George G. Receli   Drums
Mike Merritt   Bass
Kevin Williams   Bass
Stu Kimball   Guitar
Buddy Minnix   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer,Producer
Patty Loveless   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer,Producer
Sheryl Crow   Composer
Bill Bottrell   Producer
Lou Bradley   Producer
Frank Callari   Management
Larry Campbell   Composer,Producer
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer
Jakob Dylan   Composer
Vince Gill   Composer
Emory Gordy   Composer,Producer
Justin Guip   Engineer
Levon Helm   Composer
Alan Jackson   Composer
Paul Kennerley   Engineer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Jeff Rosen   Executive Producer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Michael McCall   Liner Notes
Eric Liljestrand   Engineer
Jim Sherraden   Art Direction
Chris Shaw   Engineer
Norah Jones   Composer
Jack White   Composer,Producer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
MiMi "Audio" Parker   Pro-Tools
Ghian Wright   Engineer
Jason Lader   Engineer
Holly Williams   Composer
Mary Martin   Producer
Ellery Durgin   Engineer
Jack Frost   Producer
Calvin Turnbull   Engineer
Barbara O'Brien   Management
Jamie Lay   Management
Craig Jones   Management

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