Hank Williams

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 40 to 31

By Steve Crawford | July 11, 2021

the prayer of the backslider

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 230 to 221

By Steve Crawford | May 27, 2021

Hank’s declaration of defeat/disgust

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 100 – 91

By Steve Crawford | March 25, 2020

Walking can be hazardous to your health

Ken Burns: Country Music, Episode 3, “The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953)”

By Steve Crawford | September 22, 2019

the country artist everyone is required to like

Honky Tonkin’: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2018

When you are sad and lonely and have nowhere to go…

Hank Williams And The Big Huerta Know Men With Broken Hearts

By Edward Huerta | October 28, 2016

Just touching on the life of Luke the Drifter

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1952, Part II

By Steve Crawford | August 30, 2016

Hank, Hank, Hank, and Hank

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1950, Part II

By Steve Crawford | August 24, 2016

His confidence and enthusiasm as a singer are at his peak.

Country Music History – Essential Recordings from 1949

By Steve Crawford | August 19, 2016

Hank Williams skyrocketed to stardom in 1949

Country Music History – Essential Recordings from 1947 and 1948

By Steve Crawford | August 14, 2016

World War II and his own battles with the bottle delayed his success

10 Songs: Monday, August 25th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2014

Half As Much – Hank Williams – Yes, I did call Elvis Presley the Thomas Edison of youth culture, which would make Williams what exactly? The Grandfather on the mother’s side of youth culture, I guess – A+

Hank Williams Bio Pic Starring Loki On Its Way

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2014

According to Billboard: “Tom Hiddleston will play country western singer Hank Williams in Marc Abraham’s “I Saw the Light,” which will chronicle the performer’s rise to fame and fame’s ultimately tragic effects.” Based on the Colin Escott 2004 biography, which has already been turned into a four hour PBS special

10 Songs, Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2014

Good Vibrations – Todd Rundgren – From 1976 where the often woolly Todd does an astonishing act of replication with the excitations that was one of Brian Wilson’s most intricate and highly arranged pies of progressive pop. An act of, well, complete strangeness and the better for it – A

Different Songs With The Same Name, Part II

By Steve Crawford | April 23, 2014

As attentive readers know, the theme of this piece is great songs by different artists that share the same title. In the first article on this subject, we learned to “Walk Like a Man” with The Four Season and Bruce Springsteen (but forgot Grand Funk), we observed “Love Is All Around” from the Troggs and Joan Jett, and we were infatuated with “Starry Eyes” by The Records and Roky Erickson.

The 99 Best Country Songs of the 1900s

By Steve Crawford | November 10, 2013

This is a primer for all country friends and wannabe country fans out there. You don’t know where to start on your country collection, start in the 20th Century and start here

The 30 Greatest Country Songs of the 1950s

By Steve Crawford | November 5, 2013

The Board of Directors at rock nyc typically restricts these lists to 25 songs, but I pushed this list to thirty so I wouldn’t have to artificially limit the number of Hank Williams entries. I have enough to explain to St. Peter without adding that oversight to my resume. OK, let’s start drinking and cheating, 1950s style.

Here It Is: The A+ List – The Single Best Song By The Biggest Artists!!!

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2013

Substitute – The Who – Before all the heaviness of Tommy or even A Quick One, or even “My Generation”, there was the distilled fury of this teenage misogy and displacement. Freud would have a lot to say.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-3-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2013

Used To You – Lyn Bowtell – An inspired rip of “Brilliant Disguise” and it won’t be dropping till early 2014, but get ready because this is one brilliant country-folk ballad by a woman who should try her hand at rock and roll – A