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Hank Williams

   
 

December 31st, 2003 ~ American Routes travels the Lost Highway in memory of Hank Williams. It was 51 years ago that Hank died in the back seat of his Cadillac en route to a New Years Day concert. We'll remember Hank's lasting contribution to American music with two hours of stories and songs from his musical ancestors, collaborators and descendants, including band member Don Helms, biographer Colin Escott and grandson Hank III.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Happy Rovin' Cowboy Hank Williams
    Health & Happiness Shows, Polydor
  • Hey Good Lookin' Original Drifting Cowboys Band
    Hank Williams Instrumentals, Landmark
  • Intro to Pan American Hank Williams
    Health & Happiness Shows, Polydor
  • Pan American Hank Williams
    Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
  • Jambalaya Fats Domino
    Out Of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • The Back Door D.L. Menard
    J'ai Ete Au Bal Vol.2, Arhoolie
  • Honky-Tonkin' Hank Williams
    Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
  • Instrumental: Jambalaya The Ventures
    Hawaii Five-O/Swamp Rock, EMI
  • INTERVIEW: Colin Escott
    Listen
  • Lovesick Blues Emmett Miller
    The Minstrel Man from Georgia, Sony
  • My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Louis Armstrong
    Highlights From His Decca Years, GRP
  • Cold, Cold Heart Dinah Washingto
    Verve Jazz Masters 19, Verve
  • I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Bob Dylan
    Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute, Lost Highway
  • Hey, Good Lookin' Peter Ostroushko
    Folk Song America, Folkways
  • Instrumental: My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Dr. Michael White
    Crescent City Serenade, Island
  • INTERVIEW: Don Helms
    Listen
  • Your Cheatin' Heart Patsy Cline
    The Patsy Cline Collection, MCA
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues Sheryl Crow
    Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute, Lost Highway
  • Alone and Forsaken Neko Case
    Canadian Amp, Lady Pilot
  • Ramblin' Man Hank Williams
    Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
 
  • Open Bed: Jambalaya Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder
  • Intro to Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams
    Health & Happiness Shows, Polydor
  • Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams
    Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
  • You Win Again Grateful Dead
    The Golden Road 1965-1973, Rhino/Warner
  • Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? Waylon Jennings
    The Essential Waylon Jennings, RCA
  • Moanin' the Blues Marty Robbins
    Hank Williams Songbook, Columbia
  • Hey, Good Lookin' Ray Charles
    The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Florida Blues Doc & Merle Watson
    Lonesome Road/Look Away!, SMD
  • Orphan Girl Gillian Welch
    Revival, Almo
  • Broke, Lovesick & Driftin' Hank Williams III
    Lovesick, Broke & Driftin', Curb
  • INTERVIEW: Hank Williams III
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Grinding Gears Biller & Wakefield
    The Hot Guitars of Biller & Wakefield, HMG
  • I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) Linda Ronstadt
    The Linda Ronstadt Box Set, Elektra
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Al Green
    Country meets Soul, Hi
  • I Saw the Light Roy Acuff
    Hank Williams Songbook, Columbia
  • I Saw The Light Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
    I Saw The Light, Liquid 8
  • SEGMENT: Colin Escott & Don Helms on Hank Williams' Death
  • Lost Highway Hank Williams
    Health & Happiness Shows, Polydor
  • Jambalaya Hank Williams
    The Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
  • End Bed: Your Cheatin' Heart Original Drifting Cowboys
    Hank Williams Instrumentals, Landmark
  • End Bed: Sally Goodin Hank Williams
    Health & Happiness Shows, Polydor