Hank Thompson tribute 11-17-07 playlist

Hank Thompson - Wild Side Of Life (Grand Ole Opry 1952)
Hank Thompson - Whoa Sailor
Hank Thompson - Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine
Hank Thompson - Today
Hank Thompson - Humpty Dumpty Heart (Grand Ole Opry 1952)
Hank Thompson - Daddy Blues
Hank Thompson - Tomorrow Night
Hank Thompson - A Broken Heart And A Glass Of Beer
Hank Thompson - Rub A Dub Dub (from the Hank Thompson television show)
Hank Thompson - The Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder
Hank Thompson - Love Thief
Hank Thompson - Where My Sweet Baby Used To Walk
Hank Thompson - A New Deal Of Love
Hank Thompson - Green Light (from Star Route television show)
Hank Thompson - Yesterday's Girl
Hank Thompson - Most Of All
Hank Thompson - John Henry
Hank Thompson - Anybody's Girl
Hank Thompson - Wake Up Irene
Hank Thompson - Wildwood Flower/Just To Ease The Pain (from the Jimmy Dean television show)
Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys - Westphalia Waltz (inst.)
Hank Thompson - Breakin' The Rules
Hank Thompson - I Don't Want To Know
Hank Thompson - Honky Tonk Girl
Hank Thompson - Rockin' In The Congo
Hank Thompson - dialog/Blackboard Of My Heart
Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys - Sunrise Serenade (inst.)
Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys - Prosperity Special (inst.)
Hank Thompson - Squaws Along The Yukon
Hank Thompson - A Six Pack To Go
Hank Thompson - Paper Doll
Hank Thompson - She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
Hank Thompson - On The Tap, In The Can, In The Bottle
Hank Thompson - Oklahoma Hills
Hank Thompson - Smoky The Bar
album: Best Of Hank Thompson; label: Varese Saraband
Hank Thompson - Honky Tonk Town
Hank Thompson - I've Come Awful Close
album: Best Of Hank Thompson; label: Varese Saraband
Hank Thompson & Junior Brown - Gotta Sell Them Chickens
album: Hank Thompson & Friends; label: Curb
Hank Thompson - Oklahoma Home Brew
Hank Thompson - Tony's Tank Up Drive In Cafe
Hank Thompson - The Older The Violin, The Sweeter The Music
Hank Thompson - I Hear The South Calling Me
Hank Thompson & David Ball - Get The Hell Out Of Dodge
album: Hank Thompson & Friends; label: Curb- - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(November 7, 2007)—Hank Thompson, the Waco native whose career in country music spanned six decades, has died, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Thompson died Tuesday night at his home in Keller.

Spokesman Tracy Pitcox says Thompson was battling aggressive lung cancer.
Pitcox says the entertainer died peacefully surrounded by his friends and family.

Word of the death comes just four days after Thompson announced his retirement, and less than a month after he was honored in Waco, where he performed at the Heart of Texas Fair.

That performance was his last.

The 82-year-old singer was released from a suburban Dallas hospital last Wednesday.

By mayoral and gubernatorial proclamation, Oct. 8 was designated as Hank Thompson Day in Waco and in Texas.

Thompson got his start in Waco, where as a youngster he won several amateur harmonica competitions, before his parents bought him a $4 secondhand guitar.

By the time he finished high school, he was a regular on WACO radio.

He went on to enlist in the Navy and studied electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas and Princeton University before leaving the service and launching what would become a stellar music career.

Between 1948 and 1974, he produced 29 top ten hits and continued to chart into the 1980s.

His first number one record was 1952’s “The Wild Side of Life.”

He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame of 1989, and elected to the Nashville Songwriter's Hall Of Fame in 1997.