ZUM TOD DES US-AMERIKANISCHEN COUNTRYSÄNGERS, SONGSCHREIBERS UND DICHTERS TOM T. HALL
21.08.2021 Der am 25. Mai 1936 in Olive Hill (Kentucky) geborene US-amerikanische Countrysänger, Songschreiber und Autor Tom T. Hall (Bild) ist am 20. August 2021 in Franklin (Tennessee) gestorben. Auch andere Stars wie Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings oder Alan Jackson nahmen seine Lieder in ihr Repertoire auf. Hall trug den Beinamen "The Storyteller". 2008 wurde Tom T. Hall in die Country Music Hall of Fame aufgenommen. 2019 folgte die Aufnahme in die Songwriters Hall of Fame. 2015 listete ihn das Magazin "Rolling Stone" auf Rang 99 der 100 besten Songwriter aller Zeiten.*
Bild: Tom T. Hall, 1967 - Datei: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_T._Hall#/media/File:Tom_T._Hall.png
Mr. Hall, who wrote hits like “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” helped to imbue country lyrics with newfound depth and insight in the 1960s and ’70s.
Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tom T. Hall dies at age 85
He's known for writing the 1968 hit "Harper Valley P.T.A.," made popular by Jeannie C. Riley, as well as other songs such as "A Week in a Country Jail," "I Love," "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," and "I Like Beer."
"Tom T. Hall's masterworks vary in plot, tone, and tempo, but they are bound by his ceaseless and unyielding empathy for the triumphs and losses of others," Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young said Friday.
Tom T. Hall, Country Music’s ‘Storyteller,’ Dead at 85
Country Music Hall of Fame member wrote classics like “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” “That’s How I Got to Memphis,” and “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine”
Appreciation: From wry and worldly to warm and welcoming, Tom T. Hall was a songwriter’s songwriter
Longtime friend and peer Bobby Bare once said “Tom T. would have made a great writer for movies, because he knows how to put words in people’s mouths that you believe.” After learning that Hall had died on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. at age 85, alt-country artist Jason Isbell wrote on Twitter, “The simplest words that told the most complicated stories. Felt like Tom T. just caught the songs as they floated by, but I know he carved them out of rock.”
Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tom T. Hall, Country Hall of Famer Known for ‘I Love’ and ‘Harper Valley PTA,’ Dies at 85
Hall had the unique gift of being a deeply idiosyncratic songwriter whose tunes were nonetheless irresistible to others. His songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Bobby Bare, among many others.
"I was saddened to hear of Tom T. Hall’s passing. I loved him. He was a great Kentuckian with a heart of gold. He was a kind and gentle man. Lots of people come to Nashville to write songs, but Tom T. came to tell stories. These stories are everyone’s story, they are America’s story. Now he can truly say, ‘me and Jesus have our own thing going.’"
Der Songschreiber Tom T. Hall ist verstorben
Er war ein Geschichtenerzähler, ein Philosoph, ein Whiskymacher, ein Romancier, ein Dichter, ein Maler, ein Wohltäter, ein Briefschreiber, ein Geschenkgeber, ein Gentleman-Bauer und vieles mehr.
Er schrieb mehrere Nummer-eins-Hits
Hall wurde wegen seiner detailliert erzählten Songs wie "Harper Valley P.T.A.", "I Love" und "That's How I Got to Memphis" der "Geschichtenerzähler" der Countrymusik genannt. Zu seinen Nummer-eins-Hits zählen unter anderem "(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine", "Country Is" und "Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)".
Audios / Videos:
Interview with Tom T. Hall – NAMM Oral History Library (2008)
Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine
Harper Valley P.T.A.
Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
Tom T. Hall - That's How I Got To Memphis
Tom T. Hall - The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
Tom T. Hall - I Like Beer
Tom T. Hall - I Love
Tom T. Hall - Homecoming
Tom T. Hall - Faster Horses (The Cowboy and The Poet)
Tom T. Hall- "Country Is (Medley of Hits)" 1981 [Reelin' In The Years Archives]
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