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Hank Thompson

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Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 - November 6, 2007), known professionally as Hank Thompson, was an American country music entertainer 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...

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Discography

  • Take Me Back to Tulsa, 1980
  • 25th Anniversary Album, 1971
  • Hank Thompson Salutes Oklahoma, 1969
  • The Thompson Touch, 1977
  • Famous Country Music Makers
  • On Tap in the Can or in the Bottle, 1968
  • You Always Hurt the One You Love, 1970
  • Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys #9
  • Songs of the Brazos Valley, 1955
  • The Best of Hank Thompson 1966-1979
  • Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys #2
  • Doin' My Thing, 1977
  • Next Time I Fall in Love (I Won't), 1971
  • Sings Nat King Cole, 1975
  • An Old Love Affair, 1961
  • Country Legend, 2006
  • Hank Thompson 20 Greatest Hits
  • The Gold Standard Collection, 1967
  • Smoky the Bar, 1969
  • Greatest Hits, Volume 1, 1972
  • Most of All, 1960
  • At the State Fair of Texas, 1963
  • All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Songs for Rounders, 1959
  • Back in the Swing of Things, 1976
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame, 1992
  • Movin' On, 1974
  • Seven Decades
  • Cab Driver: A Salute to the Mills Brothers, 1972
  • At the Golden Nugget, 1961
  • Favorites, 1952
  • Sings the Gold Standards, 1968
  • Kindly Keep It Country, 1973
  • Country Blues, 1968
  • Brand New Hank, 1978
  • Favorite Waltzes, 1958

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