The two best-known -- and, by most measures, the best -- Hank Thompson albums are combined on this Omni reissue, supplemented by a few bonus tracks culled from the late '60s. Songs for Rounders exists at a nifty crossroad between honky tonk and Western swing, featuring Thompson scaling back his big band ever so slightly and tackling hard-driving saloon songs, which gives this a real edge -- an edge that is palpable throughout the LP and also surfaces on At the Golden Nuggetwhich is the first live country album of note.
The two showcase Thompson perhaps at his wildest: a big-hearted, rowdy bandleader with a taste for bawdy material and a jovial, bawdy delivery that still sounds ribald years later, while the Brazos Valley Boys play expertly, goosing Thompson toward livelier heights and sounding vicious on their own terms. The Johnny Bond With The Stephen Scott Singers - Ill Step Aside Valley Boys are tremendous in their own right but on these two LPs Thompson is a marvel, corralling this big band and making it sound as nimble as a juke joint quartet.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Johnny Bond With The Stephen Scott Singers - Ill Step Aside. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Country. Track Listing. Three Times Seven.
Hank Thompson. Hank Williams. Drunkard's Blues. Teach 'Em How to Swim. William Penix. Dry Bread. Merle Travis. Cocaine Blues. Troy Arnall. Deep Elm. Bummin' Around. Pete Graves. Little Blossom. Rovin' Gambler. Left My Gal in the Mountains.
Carson Robison. Honky-Tonk Girl. I'll Step Aside. Johnny Bond. Orange Blossom Special. Ervin Rouse. I Didn't Mean to Fall in Love. John Henry. Nine Pound Hammer.
Steel Guitar Rag. Just One Step Away. Lost Highway. Leon Payne. A Six Pack to Go. Paul Westmoreland. Teach Me How to Lie. I Don't Hurt Anymore. Harlan Howard. I Cast a Lonesome Shadow. Drunkard's Blues Hank Thompson. Dry Bread Merle Travis. Cocaine Blues Troy Arnall. Deep Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand Bikini - Various - Schlager Souvenirs Der 60er Hank Thompson.
Bummin' Around Pete Graves. Little Blossom Hank Thompson. Rovin' Gambler Hank Thompson. I'll Step Aside Johnny Bond. Orange Blossom Special Ervin Rouse. John Henry Hank Thompson. Nine Pound Hammer Merle Travis.
Lost Highway Leon Payne. Detour Paul Westmoreland.