Ok, this I gotta hear!
Hank Williams live on-the-air performances that were broadcast back in 1950 but have never before been released on record or CD or any other format.
On Saturday, April 19, you know, Record Store Day, Omnivore Recordings is making available The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 — Extended Play.
10″ EP Track List:
1. THE GARDEN SPOT JINGLE (Show 4)
2. I DON’T CARE (IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES) (Show 10)
3. LOVESICK BLUES (Show 4)
4. CLOSING/OH! SUSANNA (Show 10)
1. FARTHER ALONG (Show 10)
2. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS (Show 9)
3. FIDDLE TUNE (Show 4)
4. CLOSING/OH! SUSANNA (Show 11)
Then on May 20, 2014 comes The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, “featuring 24 performances,” according to Omnivore, “unheard for 64 years, from the one and only Hank Williams!”
Here’s what’s on the Omnivore website:
Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired over 6 decades ago, and The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four of them now known to exist.
From hits to standards to songs rarely (if ever) performed, this is pure Hank Williams, including playful, between song banter. Fully restored to incredible quality, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 is more like being in the studio when they were recorded than actually listening to them on the radio!
The CD packaging contains rare photos from the collection of set co-producer and Williams biographer, Colin Escott, as well as new liners. Also available on LP, the first pressing will be on limited-edition, translucent red vinyl (with black vinyl to follow), and contains Escott’s informative notes and a download card.
Any music from Hank Williams is worth celebrating. Discovering material that has been unheard for generations is monumental.
“It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad, Great ones, at that! No one even suspected that these recordings existed.
We partnered with Omnivore Recordings for this release, and I especially love it that they’re taking my dad back to vinyl.” — Jett Williams
• Unheard for 64 years
• Available on CD/LP/Digital
• First LP pressing on translucent red vinyl
• Rare photos and informative liner notes
1. The Garden Spot Jingle
2. Lovesick Blues
3. A Mansion On The Hill
4. Fiddle Tune
5. I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
6. Closing/Oh! Susanna
7. The Garden Spot Jingle
8. Mind Your Own Business
9. Lovesick Blues
10. Fiddle Tune
11. At The First Fall Of Snow
12. Closing/Oh! Susanna
13. The Garden Spot Jingle
14. I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind
15. I Don’t Care (If TomorrowNever Comes)
16. Fiddle Tune
17. Farther Along
18. Closing/Oh! Susanna
19. The Garden Spot Jingle
20. I’ll Be A Bachelor ’Til I Die
21. Wedding Bells
22. Fiddle Tune
23. Jesus Remembered Me
24. Closing/Oh! Susanna
Tracks 1 – 6 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #4
Tracks 7 – 12 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #9
Tracks 13 – 18 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #10
Tracks 19 – 24 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #11