"One of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century": Rare Original Hank William's Country Hit Parade Original Songbook; Signed by Hank Williams and all four members of the Drifting Cowboys
Hank Williams’ Country Hit Parade Original Songbook Signed.
Item Number: 96144
Nashville, Tennessee: Acuff-Rose Publications, c. 1950.
Rare original songbook featuring scores to Hank Williams’ most popular country songs. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers, featuring 20 of Williams’ most popular songs, illustrated with photographs. Signed on the front panel by Hank Williams and all four members of the final line-up of The Drifting Cowboys: steel guitarist Don Helms, fiddler Jerry Rivers, guitarist Sammy Pruett and bassist Cedric Rainwater. In very good condition. Rare and desirable signed by Williams and his final ensemble.
American singer-songwriter Hank Williams is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. He recorded 35 singles that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously). Williams formed the original Drifting Cowboys band between 1937 and 1938 in Montgomery, Alabama. The lineup was modified several times and finally disbanded in 1951 when Williams was forced to undergo back surgery.