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The Ways of Life


Download links and information about The Ways of Life by Hank Locklin. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 27:34 minutes.

Artist: Hank Locklin
Release date: 1963
Genre: Country
Tracks: 12
Duration: 27:34
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No. Title Length
1. We're Gonna Go Fishin' 2:07
2. Kentucky Waltz 2:25
3. Slowly 2:02
4. Bummin' Around 2:32
5. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me 2:20
6. Rosalita 1:50
7. Too Close to Her (and Too Far from You) 2:41
8. Mansion on the Hill 2:28
9. Heading Down the Wrong Highway 2:17
10. A Little Bit Lonesome 2:09
11. Candy Kisses 2:32
12. I Love You Because 2:11



Hank Locklin's only album release of 1963, Ways of Life is comprised primarily of ballads, interspersed with some jauntier numbers, all devoted — as its title implies — to life's mostly sad and ironic quirks. He's in fine voice and his backing band, featuring Floyd Cramer on piano and a coterie of guitarists, including Velma Williams Smith, Fred Carter, and Joseph W. Tanner, is worth hearing by itself on numbers such as "Kentucky Waltz" and "Candy Kisses." There might be a little energy lacking in the overall release, but the crisp, precise playing and Locklin's excellent singing (with fine and restrained vocal chorus accompaniment) just about make up for it. And the bouncy, ebullient "Rosalita" provides a rippling and memorable fulcrum midway through the album.