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Q: Hank Williams, Sr.,Country music, seeking CD with "Nashville" treatment. ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Hank Williams, Sr.,Country music, seeking CD with "Nashville" treatment.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: bluestreak-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 15:33 PST
Expires: 16 Jan 2003 15:33 PST
Question ID: 126209
Hank Williams,Sr. is my favorite Country music artist. In the 60's,
they took his tapes and inserted the "Nashville" treatment into his
records. They inserted strings, steel pedal guitar, and background
singers. I had a collection of this, engineered by Val Valentin. Are
there sources where any of these are available on CD? To answer
satisfactorily, I must be able to order them. An answer that they
aren't available will not suffice, even if that is true.  bluestreak
Subject: Re: Hank Williams, Sr.,Country music, seeking CD with "Nashville" treatment.
Answered By: seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 15:52 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hello there bluestreak! 

I believe I've found what you're looking for. The album is called
"Beyond the Sunset", and credits Val Valentin as "Director Of
Engineering, Engineer". One review says that "the selections are
backed by organ, steel guitar, or his own acoustic guitar
strumming..." which sounds similar to your description. You can view
this item here:

or here (although Val Valentin is not mentioned, it is the same

You can listen to samples of the music at either of the above links.
Both links also state that the availability of this title is close to
immediate. This appears to be the only recording of Hank Williams
engineered by Val Valentin.

I hope this answers your question. If anything's unclear, or the links
do not work, please don't hesitate to request clarification before
rating this answer.



Search strategy:

"hank williams" "val valentin"
"hank williams" "val valentin" -sunset

Request for Answer Clarification by bluestreak-ga on 17 Dec 2002 16:03 PST
Hi seizer,                                                            
         This does appear to have the Nashville sound. Unfortunately
for me, this particular one has songs that I'm not familiar with. But
you did satisfy the question. Is it possible to locate a CD with his
famous hits. In either case, you will receive credit for a good
answer.  bluestreak

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 16:19 PST
Hello bluestreak!

I'm sorry that it's not the particular recording you were familiar
with. I hope you'll find the new songs on this record appealing

Some other recordings which boast some of Hank Wililams' most famous
work are:

Greatest Hits:

The Ultimate Collection (2 discs):

40 Greatest Hits (2 discs):

These titles contain many of the same songs, so I would recommend
purchasing only one, not all! I hope you'll find one that you like,
but feel free to request clarification if you would like more



Request for Answer Clarification by bluestreak-ga on 17 Dec 2002 17:00 PST
Hi seizer,                                                            
         I'm not being clear.  I have all of Hank's original songs.
I'm simply seeking a collection of his A material on CD with the
Nashville sound. You have located one CD of his C material.  I still
don't know if his A material is available on CD. But I will credit you
for a sucessful answer.

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 17:15 PST
Thanks for your patience, kindness, and tip! I have to apologise for
being a little slow today. I think I understand a little clearer now,
and would like to add one more recommendation.

According to a reviewer styling himself as Ronald Reagan, "The
Complete Hank Williams" contains 44 "overdubbed" tracks - hopefully
some of these will have been overdubbed with the rather elusive
Nashville sound. However, the 9 disc set does not come cheap at $153.

You're correct that we have not yet met before, and it was a pleasure
being able to (at least partially) answer your question. I have taken
a look at your other questions on many occasions, with a mixture of
trepidation and temptation. I hope to be able to answer one of them



Request for Answer Clarification by bluestreak-ga on 17 Dec 2002 18:40 PST
Hi seizer,                                                            
         You must forgive my impatience at times.  You did very nice
work and I sounded brash and unkind. I'm sure not myself sometimes. On
Dec. 20, many of my questions will begin expiring and I feel a little
anxious to get some more hits before that happens.  If there are any
at all that strikes you as doable, I'll give you as much support and
back-up as I know how to do. In the last few days I've been contacting
a few people to plead for some assistance.  I admit I ask some pretty
tough ones.  I'm building a web-site of sports & entertainment figures
of many who weren't fairly acknowleged in their time.  Please feel
welcomed to tackle a few of my "boys".  I need help for people to take
a shot.  Thanks so much for your taking the time!  bluestreak

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 18:59 PST
At no point did you sound brash and unkind!

I shall certainly take a good look over some of your questions
tomorrow, but I have to admit that their difficulty level is high
(that's why you posted them, of course!). The sports personalities
tend to be out of my sphere of knowledge, as I am living in the United
Kingdom. But I'll cast my eye over the entertainment figures once
more, in the hopes of unveiling their secrets.

All the best,


Request for Answer Clarification by bluestreak-ga on 17 Dec 2002 19:28 PST
Dear seizer,                                                          
         I am glad that you mentioned you're in the UK. I have 2
questions that could conceivably be of interest. I have a sports
writer, George Leonard Moreland, who was born in England in 1862. I
would so dearly love to obtain his date of birth. The 1920 US census
lists both his parents as being born in England. Is there any resource
in Great Britain that could give any particulars on Mr. Moreland. Mr.
Moreland, at some point emigrated to the US and began to become
involved with US baseball before 1890.                                
         My other question I just posted. Jim Keltner, rock drummer,
although born in Tulsa,OK in the US, works mostly with all the
greatest British rock bands, John Lennon,Rolling Stones,etc. 

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 18 Dec 2002 12:44 PST
Hello again - I'm afraid the Moreland question baffles me, but I hope
that my very small insight on the Keltner question comes in useful.


bluestreak-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Thank you seizer for your help. I don't believe we've met before now.
I have lots of stuff if you're interested. I'll work with you on
endless questions if you're game.

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