The stature of Hank Williams in the arts in America and around the world continues to grow.
Last fall, Hank Williams as a writer was included in ‘A New Literary History of America’ published by the Harvard University Press.
And now, as a singer only, not as a songwriter, Hank Williams is featured in a new comprehensive review of American pop and jazz singers. The new publication which was reviewed this week in the New York Times is called ‘A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers’ by Will Friedwald.
Friedwald is an important American musical critic, who has published several books on pop and jazz music, and is the music critic at the Wall Street Journal. The title of this post is a direct quote from his 4 page essay on Hank Williams in the new book.
Stay tuned. I will have more in the next day or two.