The greatest country superstar was also the first. Ain’t it funny that the genre has been on a downhill trend ever since?
- Hank Williams Sings (1951), A
- Moanin’ the Blues (1952), A
- The last LP released during his lifetime, Hank Williams’ Moanin’ the Blues is even more country than the first. But unlike Hank Williams Sings, with its rustic flavor and Dust Bowl Americana, Hank’s follow-up is a more up-tempo, honky-tonk affair. Moanin’ the Blues brings country & western down south — more pop-oriented, but also more ‘Murican. R.I.P.