The plan today is to spin later on but for the time being, all I have to accomplish this afternoon is Day 70 of my 100 Day Challenge. And where I’ve been relying on the jazzy-funkier side of things for these mat workouts, today I’m mixing it up with a little old school twing-twang and the ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart‘ soundtrack by Hank Williams Jr..
The full name of this 1964 movie soundtrack was ‘The MGM Sound Track Album Hank Williams’ Life Story – The MGM Film Your Cheatin’ Heart Sung by Hank Williams Jr.’ (staring George Hamilton, Red Buttons and Susan Oliver) but, DAY-UM!
If that ain’t a of typin’.
The offspring of famous musicians often have a hard time creating a career for themselves, yet Hank Jr. is one of the few to develop a career that is not only successful, but markedly different from his legendary father. Originally, ‘ol Junior here simply copied and played his father’s music, but as he grew older, he began to carve out his own niche and it was one that owed as much to country-rock as it did to honky tonk.
This was the last $1.00 record from last weekend’s outing to Hamilton, Ontario.
Essentially, it’s 13 tracks from the legendary outlaws first born. Most of the instantly recognizable Hank Williams classics are here: ‘Hey Good Lookin‘, ‘I Saw the Light‘, ‘Cold, Cold Heart‘, ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry‘, ‘Jambalaya‘ and, yes, of course…the albums title track ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart‘.
A “by the numbers” (albeit a touch on the sad side) listen for a “by the numbers” core workout.