' 1962 album The Hank Williams Song Book
marked the pop singer's first foray into country music. Her versions of "Jambalaya," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "Your Cheatin' Heart" can't compare to Williams
' renditions but they're not meant to; the pop sweetness she lends to these songs of heartache and betrayal place them in an entirely different context. The Hank Williams Song Book
is a surprisingly strong album, one of the more unique releases in Stevens
' catalog, and a worthwhile reissue as well.