Bloodshot Revival: Hank Thompson: Hankworld
Hank Thompson: Hankworld
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Joe McGasko on 07/22/2009 at 10:21AM
Last Friday was "rockabilly night" in Lincoln Center's ongoing series of dance concerts called Midsummer Night's Swing, and WFMU was there with our microphones and recording machines to preserve the event. The bill featured luminaries like Joe Clay, Carl Mann, and the Collins Kids (you can tune in to Dave the Spazz on July 30th from 8 to 11 p.m. if you missed it). As I watched these great performers play the juiced-up country music that rockabilly essentially is, I couldn't help but think of an earlier Midsummer Night's Swing I attended a few years ago, one featuring the legendary country artist Hank Thompson.
Hank Thompson predated rockabilly, but there was a hard-swinging, good-time sensibility to his music that likely had a big influence on what came to be called rockabilly. Today's post is all about the honky-tonk goodness of the one and only Hank Thompson.