Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

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Penguin, Aug 29, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, lived a life as lonesome, desolate, and filled with sorrow as his timeless songs. From Williams's dirt- poor beginnings as a sickly child to his emergence as a star of the Grand Ole Opry, Lovesick Blues is the definitive biography of the man and his music.

 

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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

Not knowing a great deal of the man or origin of his music it was time to get to know about Hank Williams and I'm glad I chose this book to make the acquaintance. I was initially surprised at how ... Read full review

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Paul Hemphill tells a good story and this he tells from a personal and up close experience. Maybe because I grew up in lower Alabama this Hank Williams story hit close to home. Mr. Hemphill writes ... Read full review

Contents

Summer of 49
1
Young Hiram
11
The Singing Kid
27
Miss Audrey
42
Fred Rose
56
The Lovesick Blues
74
A Star Is Born
95
Three Chords and the Truth
111
Lonely at the Top
127
The Crash
150
Lost Highway
177
Better Dead than Alive
191
Legacy
204
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
209
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Paul Hemphill was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of four novels and eleven works of nonfiction dealing with the blue-collar South, including The Nashville Sound.

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