1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 43-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 84 mns.
At last! The greatest singer-songwriter in country music history finally joins the Bear Family roster! This is the first anthology in more than fifty years devoted to Hank Williams' uptempo juke-joint classics! Packed with 33 tracks, its including 17 Top 10 country chart hits, all digitally remastered from the best-available source material. It includes rarely-heard demo overdubs by his Drifting Cowboys and the late Don Helms, plus an unexpectedly rocking take on Fool About You. 'Rockin' Chair Money' is the first new compilation of Hank Williams' uptempo classics since M-G-M's 'Honky Tonkin'' album from 1957. Starting with his original Sterling recording of Pan American, this collection showcases classics from virtually every point in the singer's six-year recording career along with some unexpected, seldom-heard treats, including a guitar-only demo of 'Ten Little Numbers' and a full-tilt rockabilly overdub on 'Fool About You'. Six other posthumous overdubs feature sympathetic backings from Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys and steel guitarist Don Helms.
Part of Bear Family's acclaimed 'Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight' series, this 33-track collection is perfect for parties and road trips. Dave Samuelson provides an overview of Hank Williams, his songs and the recording sessions.