Sunset Records Mono 1960
This 1960s entry in Mure’s catalog features a dozen instrumental arrangements of songs written or made famous by Hank Williams.
Though the album is credited to Billy Mure’s Guitar and Orchestra, the “Orchestra” is more a matter of Mure’s layering than the use of strings, woodwinds or brass. Mure’s guitars blaze as he overdubs dazzling lead lines atop rhythm playing; the bass and drums add a rock ‘n’ roll backbeat, and the wordless voices suggest Esquivel; amid the overdubbing and vocalizing, however, Mure’s guitar remains the star. Pop instrumental collectors and fans of Hank Williams will each enjoy this trip through a dozen country classics turned easy listening gold.
1. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
2. I'm a Long Gone Daddy
3. Cold, Cold Heart
4. Moanin' The Blues
5. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
6. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
7. Hey, Good Lookin'
9. Your Cheatin' Heart
10. Honky Tonk Blues