Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hank Williams Covers at When You Awake - Part 2

I've put together another set of Hank Williams covers, which is now posted at When You Awake. The first set is still available there as well.

Here's one more for the road:

Skeeter Davis - I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (buy album)


Nigel Smith said...

Lovely stuff as usual Paul. I recently posted some more recent Hank covers on my own blog Carnival Saloon. Do take a look:

Carnival Saloon: Twenty-First Century Hank

Dave D. said...

I was prepared to hate it after the first few notes, but then Skeeter started singing and turned my frown upside town. I'm generally not a fan of the "poppier" arrangements of Hank songs (Raul Malo, I'm talking to you), but this was quite pleasant.

I like it, but not much as my all time favorite cover of this song, by Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriquez.

godoggo said...



Oh, sorry, that just kind of slipped out. Nice job.

Matt.H said...

Patsy Cline, George Jones, Townes and Merle were the highlights for me along with Leon Russell's Jambalaya and Steve Young's Ramblin Man, two great Hank covers I hadn't heard before. Everything I've ever heard from Steve Young has always been first class. He's a great perfomer with an incredibly powerful voice that fills the void somewhere between Waylon and Mickey Newbury. To these ears anyhow. Leon's foray into country, 'Hank Wilson's Back',if Jambalaya is anything to go by, must be one hell of an album. As always, great stuff Paul, really enjoyed listening to this this mix today. Looking forward to Part 3 already.

Paul said...

Matt - Your description of Steve Young nails it. He's the bridge between Newbury and Jennings. I'm surprised his stuff isn't more popular. Seven Bridges Road is an amazing album that's out of print in its original form.

I'll probably write a review of that Leon Russell album pretty soon. It's really good.