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|In the Hank Williams Tradition|
Actors: Hank Williams, Randy Travis, Emmylou Harris
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
Shows how Hank went from life to legend. Billboard. Hank Williams is the undisputed King of Country Music. Singer, Songwriter, Legend, Hank Williams started a tradition which is still being followed today. This program tra... more »
A fun film to watch, but more scenes of Hank, please!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I expected this tape to have several "videos" of Hank Williams performing, based on the box's listing of songs performed. I was disappointed, however, to find only one actual performance, and that was cut into by Hank, Jr., describing how his father danced. I'm sure there's not a lot of film or kinescope of Hank actually playing, but I imagined there would be more than this one clip. The three or four other songs listed as being performed by Hank are just audio performances, with still pictures, a la Ken Burns. The rest of the video consists of various stars of country music (Hank, Jr., Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Roy Acuff, Kris Kristofferson) reminiscing about Hank and singing his songs. The performances are excellent, and the interviews, especially with Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl, are very revealing. All in all, I liked the video quite a bit; it's probably more essential to fans of Hank than the "Show He Never Gave" video is. I just wish we could see more of Hank performing. END"
A must have
Ronald George Reagan | Steele, MO | 10/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To gain a proper understanding of Hank's influence on country music, this is a must have video. Hosted by Dwight Yoakam, this documentary gives an inside glimpse into Hank's personal life and his last days. Of particular interest are the Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff interviews as both knew Hank personally. The Hank, Jr. interruption of "Hey, Good Lookin'" was a bit distracting, but all in all it is a good video featuring a who's who of country music including Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis, Chet Atkins, Hank, Jr., Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson & others."
Skaggs Performs An Incredible Rendition Of Alone & Forsaken!
Grumple Dumple | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this program on television about 10 or 12 years ago. It was the beginning of an interest/passion for the music of Hank Williams, SR. He was an astounding songwriter and a "pure original"! My favorite part of this program is Ricky Skaggs singing the Hank Williams classic "Alone and Forsaken". He (Skaggs) renders an absolutely haunting verison of that tune that literally gives me goosebumps when I (re)listen to it. I would recommend anyone getting this DVD for that alone if not for anything else. There are many of Williams's songs performed by various country artists throughout this hour-long celebration of the country music legend. I am glad I bought this DVD."