Hank Thompson

Born 3 September 1925. Died 6 November 2007
Hank Thompson
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1925-09-03
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Hank Thompson

Hank Thompson Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007) as Hank Thompson, was an American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades.

Thompson's musical style, characterized as honky tonk Western swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, smooth baritone vocals.

His backing band, The Brazos Valley Boys, was voted the top Country Western Band for 14 years in a row by Billboard. The primary difference between his music and that of Bob Wills was that Thompson, who used the swing beat and instrumentation to enhance his vocals, discouraged the intense instrumental soloing from his musicians that Wills encouraged; however, the "Hank Thompson sound" exceeded Bob Wills in Top 40 country hits.

Although not as prominent on the top country charts in later decades, Thompson remained a recording artist and concert draw well into his 80s.

The 1987 novel Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb was inspired by Thompson's life, specifically by his practice of picking up a local band to back him when he toured. In 2009 Cobb's novel was turned into a successful film directed by Scott Cooper and starring Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.

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Who Left the Door to Heaven Open
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The Hand I'm Holding Now
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The Hand I'm Holding Now
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Gonna Wrap My Heart in Ribbons
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Gonna Wrap My Heart in Ribbons
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Hangover Tavern
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Hangover Tavern
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The Blackboard of My Heart
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The Blackboard of My Heart
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A Six Pack To Go
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A Six Pack To Go
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Roving Gambler
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Roving Gambler
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Little Red Wagon
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Little Red Wagon
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The Wild Side Of Life
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The Wild Side Of Life
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Oklahoma Hills
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Oklahoma Hills
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Here Comes Santa Claus [Right Down Santa Claus Lane]
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Here Comes Santa Claus [Right Down Santa Claus Lane]
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Honky Tonk Girl
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Honky Tonk Girl
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Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart
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Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart
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Wildwood Flower
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Wildwood Flower
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Wake Up Irene
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Wake Up Irene
Merle Travis With Hank Thompson
Wildwood Flower
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Wildwood Flower

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Merle Travis With Hank Thompson
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The Wild Side Of Life
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The Wild Side Of Life
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Wildwood Flower
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Wildwood Flower
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Lil Liza Jane
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Lil Liza Jane
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Rub-a-Dub-Dub
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Rub-a-Dub-Dub
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Whatever's Left
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Whatever's Left
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California Women
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California Women
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