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Track Listing
CD1
1. A LONELY HEART KNOWS Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Blue Bonnet 107) 1947
2. MY STARRY-EYED TEXAS GIRL Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Blue Bonnet 107) 1947
3. CALIFORNIA WOMEN Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Globe 123) 1947
4. WHAT ARE WE GONNE DO ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Globe 123) 1947
5. HUMPTY DUMPTY HEART Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40065) 1948
6. DON’T FLIRT WITH ME Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40085) 1948
7. YESTERDAY'S MAIL Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 15132) 1948
8. GREEN LIGHT Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 15187, F1118) 1948
9. I FIND YOU CHEATIN' ON ME Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 15345, F1121) 1949
10. YOU BROKE MY HEART (IN LITTLE BITTY PIECES) Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 15345) 1949
11. WHOA SAILOR Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40218, F1115) 1949
12. SWING WIDE YOUR GATE OF LOVE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40218, F1116) 1949
13. SOFT LIPS Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40211, F1114) 1949
14. THE GRASS LOOKS GREENER OVER YONDER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40211, F1119) 1949
15. GIVE A LITTLE, TAKE A LITTLE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol 40264, F1114) 1950
16. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BROKEN HEART OF MINE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F1016) 1950
17. A BROKEN HEART AND A GLASS OF BEER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F1327) 1951
18. NEW ROVIN' GAMBLER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F1379) 1951
19. THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F1942) 1952
20. WAITING IN THE LOBBY OF YOUR HEART Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2063) 1952
21. THE NEW WEARS OFF TOO FAST Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2269) 1952
22. YOU'RE WALKING ON MY HEART Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2269)
23. NO HELP WANTED Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2376) 1953
24. RUB-A-DUB-DUB Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2445) 1953
25. YESTERDAY'S GIRL Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2553) 1953
26. WAKE UP IRENE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2646) 1954
27. A FOOLER, A FAKER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2646) 1954
28. BREAKIN' THE RULES Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2758) 1954

CD2
1. WE’VE GONE TOO FAR (Capitol F2823) 1954
2. HONKY TONK GIRL (Capitol F2823) 1954
3. THE NEW GREEN LIGHT Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F2920) 1954
4. IF LOVIN' YOU IS WRONG Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3030) 1955
5. ANNIE OVER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3030) 1955
6. WILDWOOD FLOWER Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys with Merle Travis (Capitol F3106) 1955
7. BREAKIN' IN ANOTHER HEART Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3106) 1955
8. MOST OF ALL Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3288) 1955
9. DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON ME Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3275) 1955
10. HONEY HONEY BEE BALL Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3275) 1955
11. THE BLACKBOARD OF MY HEART Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3347) 1956
12. I'M NOT MAD, JUST HURT Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3347) 1956
13. ROCKIN' IN THE CONGO Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3623) 1957
14. I WAS THE FIRST ONE Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3623) 1957
15. TEARS ARE ONLY RAIN Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3781) 1957
16. HOW DO YOU HOLD A MEMORY Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F3950) 1958
17. SQUAWS ALONG THE YUKON Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4017) 1958
18. I'VE RUN OUT OF TOMORROWS Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4085) 1959
19. YOU'RE GOING BACK TO YOUR OLD WAYS AGAIN Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4085) 1959
20. ANYBODY'S GIRL Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4182) 1959
21. TOTAL STRANGERS Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4182) 1959
22. I DON'T MEAN TO FALL IN LOVE Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4269) 1960
23. A SIX PACK TO GO Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4334) 1960
24. SHE'S A WHOLE LOT LIKE YOU Hank Thompson (Capitol F4386) 1960
25. OKLAHOMA HILLS Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4556) 1961
26. TEACH ME HOW TO LIE Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys (Capitol F4556) 1961
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Artist:
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys
Title:
The Hank Thompson Collection 1946-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3220
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Hank Thompson was one of the most important personalities in country music across several decades, keeping alive the spirit of western swing and the hillbilly roots of country music, performing with his highly-rated band The Brazos Valley Boys, while subsuming it into the honky-tonk style which characterised much of the successful and popular country music of this era.

• He was also a versatile vocal stylist, his hits including romantic ballads as well as his trademark swinging hardcore honky-tonk. He was a prolific hit-maker, and during the fifteen years or so covered by this collection had no less than 46 country hits, all of which are included in this great-value 57-track 2-CD collection.

• Those hits included the country No. 1s “Wild Side Of Life, “Rub-A-Dub” and “Wake Up, Irene”, plus twenty other Top 10 hits in the country charts.

• As well as featuring his hits for his primary record label, Capitol, this anthology also includes recordings from his early career on the small Blue Bonnet and Globe labels in 1946. It’s an entertaining showcase for one of country music’s most distinctive stylists of the post-war decades, and a comprehensive overview of the music which made him a fixture in the country charts through the 1950s.
Reviews For The Hank Thompson Collection 1946-62 (2CD)
Maverick - Trevor Hodgett
Carefully enunicated lyrics were at times witty and cleverly phrased. ****
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