Hank Williams

Back to Back: Like Father, Like Son

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BACK TO BACK is a fun album put together to capitalize on the success of "There's a Tear in My Beer," in which Hank Williams duets from the beyond the grave with his son via the wonders of modern technology (a similar technique was used a few years later to reunite Nat "King" Cole and daughter Natalie on "Unforgettable"). Here, the elder Hank is represented by the undubbed solo version of "Tear," along with his perennial hits "Jambalaya," "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "Hey Good Lookin'." Meanwhile, Junior does some of dad's tunes with '60s Nashville backing (i.e. lots of strings and female choruses), including a left-field, orchestrated version of the down-and-dirty "Long Gone Lonesome Blues."