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Hank Williams. Presented by Group  2 Marcel Allen Clint Borkan Susan Slocum EmilyTuttle Kiersten Yndestad. September 17, 1923- January 1, 1953. http://www.mxdwn.com/2011/08/07/news/dylan-white-and-more-cover-hank-williams/. Biography The Early Years. Born September 17, 1923

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hank williams
Hank Williams

Presented by

Group 2

Marcel Allen

Clint Borkan

Susan Slocum

EmilyTuttle

KierstenYndestad

September 17, 1923- January 1, 1953

http://www.mxdwn.com/2011/08/07/news/dylan-white-and-more-cover-hank-williams/

biography the early years
BiographyThe Early Years
  • Born September 17, 1923
  • Developed a relationship with music early on
    • Spina Bifida
  • He grew up listening to different types of music
  • Rufus Payne helped him develop new styles

(Hank William Biography, 2012)

his music career
His Music Career
  • Moved to Montgomery, Alabama in 1937
  • WSFA radio station.
  • Drifting Cowboys was his first band
  • WWII and drinking
  • WSFA dropped him

The Drifting Cowboys

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/hank-by-michael-panasuk/

(Hank William Biography, 2012)

some popular hits
Some Popular Hits
  • “Move It on Over”
  • “Lovesick Blues”
  • “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
  • “Hey, Good Lookin’”
  • “I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry”

(NNDB, 2012)

biography the later years
BiographyThe Later Years
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Led to a divorce and a firing from Grand Ole Opry
  • His drinking ruined his career, and his life
  • Hank Williams passed away January 1, 1953

(Hank William Biography, 2012)

personality
Personality
  • Sincerity
  • Displaced and disillusioned by the city.
  • The country western archetype.

(ShmoopEditorial Team, 2008)

http://www.last.fm/music/Hank+Williams/+images/6315077

alter ego
Alter Ego
  • Luke the Drifter

(Escott, 2005)

http://yograndparentsmusic.blogspot.com/2012/01/hank-williams-luke-drifter-1950.html

elements in music
Elements in Music
  • Poetic
  • Assonance
  • Consonance
  • Cracking voice

(ShmoopEditorial Team, 2008)

who influenced hank williams
Who Influenced Hank Williams
  • Jimmie Rodgers (Jimmie Rodgers Foundation)
  • The Carter Family
  • Roy Acuff

Jimmie Rodgers

(Jimmy Rogers Foundation, nd; Scripts Network, 2012)

http://rockhall.com/inductees/jimmie-rodgers/

rufus tee tot payne
Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne
  • Hank’s largest influence
  • Exposed Hank to blues and other African American styles
  • Shyness
  • “All the music training I ever had”

(Ward, 2012)

people influenced by hank williams
People Influenced by Hank Williams
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Ray Charles

(Lepidus, 2010;Ward, 2012)

people influenced by hank williams cont
People Influenced by Hank Williams (cont.)

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams III

http://www.last.fm/music/Hank+Williams+Jr.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/quoted-hank-williams-iii-on-hank-williams-jr/2011/10/04/gIQAfMLlLL_blog.html

(Ward, 2012)

other music of the period
Other Music of the Period
  • Early Country Music
  • Gospel Music
    • His mother
    • Black and White Communities

(Lepidus, 2010)

social influences
Social Influences
  • Great Depression
    • Economic
    • Unemployment
  • Jim Crow South
  • The Great Migration

Jim Crow South

http://themoderatevoice.com/121302/courtesy-of-the-gop-jim-crow-is-back-in-a-national-voter-suppression-campaign/

(Swanson &Williamson, 1972)

political influences
Political Influences
  • WWI
    • Family Issues
  • WWII
    • Career Issues

WWII

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/World_War_II

(Swanson &Williamson, 1972)

his legacy why this topic was selected
His LegacyWhy this topic was selected
  • September 21st “Hank Williams Day.”
  • 1954 celebration-unveiling of Hank Williams Monument
  • 11 number one hit songs
  • 1961-Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 1985 -Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1987-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-“Early Influence.”
  • Is still a hit today

(Lange, 2007; Scripps Networks, 2012)

references
References
  • Escott, C. (2005). Hank williams. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/hank-w williams/about-hank-williams/734/
  • Flippo, Chet (1985). Your cheatin' heart:a biography of Hank Williams. Doubleday. ISBN978-0-385-19737-3.
  • Hank William biography. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/hank-williams-9532414?page=1
  • Jimmie Rodgers Foundation. (n.d.). Jimmie rodgers. Retrieved from http://www.jimmierodgers.com/biography.html
  • Lange, J. J. (2007, March 19). Hank williams sr.. Retrieved from http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1124
  • Lepidus, H. (2010, September 18). Bob dylan and his first hero, hank williams, sr. Retrieved from http://www.examiner.com/article/bob-dylan-and-his-first-hero-hank-williams-sr
  • NNDB. (2012). Hank williams, sr.. Retrieved from http://www.nndb.com/people/876/000062690/
  • Scripps Networks. LLC. (2012). Hank williams sr. biography. Retrieved from http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_hank_williams_sr/article/0,,GAC_26936_4874790,00.html
  • Shmoop Editorial Team. (November 11, 2008).Your cheatin' heart. Retrieved from http://www.shmoop.com/your-

cheatin-heart

  • Swanson, J., Williamson, S.(1972). "Estimates of national product and income for the United States economy, 1919– 1941". Explorations in Economic History 10: 53–73.
  • Ward, J. (2012, July 9). Panel to discuss hank williams’ influence on american singer/songwriters set for june 20th." panel to discuss hank williams’ influence on american singer/songwriters set for june 20th. Retrieved from http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/panel-to-discuss-hank-williams-influence-on-american-singersongwriters-

set-for-june-20th