Posts Tagged ‘Hank Williams’

Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul

January 19, 2020

“Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul,” written by Hank Williams, recorded by him in 1946 and released the next year. Hank Williams (vocalist),  James “Guy” Willis (guitar), Vic Wallis (accordion), Charles “Skeeter” Willis (fiddle), and Charles “Indian” Wright (bass).

For when God calls from His home up on high
To your earthly wealth you must say goodbye
Then it’s useless to you if you’ve strayed from the fold
For my friend, it won’t save your poor wicked soul

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I’ll Never Get out of This World Alive

December 1, 2019

“I’ll Never Get out of This World Alive,” written by Fred Rose and Hank Williams, recorded by Mr. Williams, and released in November 1952. He died a month later.

Hank Williams (vocal, guitar), Jerry Rivers (fiddle), Don Helms (steel guitar), Charles Wright (bass), and Chet Atkins (electric guitar).

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A Pulitzer Prize for Hank Williams

April 12, 2010

Hank Williams has won a Pulitzer Prize, 57 years after his death. The late Mr. Williams was awarded a Pulitzer “Special Citation” for his “craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life.”

In 2008, the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a similar citation to a Hank Williams admirer, Bob Dylan.

 

 Hank Williams biography from American Masters (PBS).

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