Unreleased Hank Sr. Music Surfaces; Coming May 20th
April 18, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PT)
OMNIVORE RECORDINGS is set to release 24 live HANK WILLIAMS recordings which have been unheard for 64 years.
Titled “The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950,” the set is comprised of music and sponsor jingles from four episodes which aired on Country radio and sponsored by NAUGHTON FARMS, a TEXAS-based nursery. Shipped to radio on 12 or 16-inch transcribed discs, only copies from KSIB/CRESTON, IA survived.
Transferred, restored and mastered by GRAMMY-winning engineer MICHAEL GRAVES, a CD set will be available on TUESDAY, MAY 20th. OMNIVORE has also released a collectable 10-inch vinyl sampler in time for TOMORROW’s (4/19) celebration of RECORD STORE DAY.
“It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad -- great ones at that,” says WILLIAMS’ daughter, JETT WILLIAMS. “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.”