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Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky

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Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams
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Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams
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Mark Ribowsky
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Short life and long country road of Hank Williams
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eng
Summary
After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's most compelling and popular star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Presenting the first fully realized biography of Hiram King Williams in a generation, Mark Ribowsky vividly returns us to the world of country music's origins, in this case 1920s Alabama, where Williams was born into the most trying of circumstances, which included a dictatorial mother, a henpecked father, and an agonizing spinal condition. Tracing the singular rise of a music legend from the street corners of the Depression-era South to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and finally to a haunting, lonely end on New Year's Day 1953, Hank uncovers the real man beneath the myths, reintroducing us to an American original whose legacy, like a good night at the honkytonk, promises to carry on and on
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Hank
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Presents a portrait of one of country musics founding fathers, from his difficult childhood in 1920s Alabama, to his early success and rise to stardom, his fiery relationship with his wife, and the drug and alcohol abuse that led to his death at the age of twenty-nine
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individual biography
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10539997
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.421642092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.W55
LC item number
R53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Mark Ribowsky
Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky
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Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-450) and index
Contents
Introduction: Just plain Hank -- Prologue : A wheel in the ditch and a wheel on the track -- Pt .I: 1923-1937 : King Hiram ; An American twang ; "Country music ain't nothin' but white people's blues, anyway" ; I got a home in Montgomery -- Pt. II: 1938-1948 : "Don't tell mama" ; Drydock ; "Audrey, get me a bottle" ; "It ain't a funny song" ; Bottle up and go ; From a mean bottle -- Pt. III: 1948-1950 : "Syrup sopper" or "populist poet" ; "The sorriest thing I ever did hear" ; "Never put me on after Hank Williams!" ; Pettin' parties, cigarettes, and gin ; "It's never too country" ; A brand-new recipe -- Pt. IV: 1950-1953 : "Don't he kill an audience?" ; "The gun shot four times" ; "Almost a continuous nightmare" ; Hurting from inside ; So far gone ; "I see Jesus comin' down the road" ; "Don't worry about ol' Hank" ; Then came that fateful day -- Epilogue: Of myth and men
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ocn937452748
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491573
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016026928
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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