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Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP

The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP
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catalog number: LPOVS1086

weight in Kg 0,140

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Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP

(2014/Omnivore) 8 tracks - translucent brown vinyl - limited edition 10"Vinyl EP.
Strictly limited (500), beautiful appetizer for the forthcoming full lenght 28 track CD & Vinyl LP release!

In February of 1950, Hank Williams hosted several Garden Spot radio shows for Naughton Farms, a plant nursery in Waxahachie, Texas. Backed by a studio group instead of his usual Drifting Cowboys, Hank sang his hits, as well as songs he rarely, if ever, performed elsewhere. And those performances were last heard on the radio, in Texas, 64 years ago . . .

. . . Until now! Radio transcription discs of four Garden Spot Programs were recently discovered, and Omnivore Recordings is proud to present The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 — Extended Play. This collectible 10″ single (plays at 33 1/3), packaged in a 78rpm-style sleeve with notes from co-producer Colin Escott, contains nearly 15 minutes of unheard Hank Williams. From smash hits like “Lovesick Blues” and “Mind Your Own Business” to instrumentals and standards, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 — Extended Play is the perfect primer for the full-length release, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, coming in May from Omnivore.

The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 — Extended Play 10″ is a cause for celebration. It is a rare and wonderful occurrence when lost recordings are discovered. It is even more astonishing and important when that discovery is of lost recordings by one of our greatest artists of all time. This record reclaims a piece of our collective history.

(2014/Omnivore) 8 tracks - translucent brown vinyl - limited edition 10"EP.



Hank Williams - The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP Medium 1
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)  
5: Farther Along (Show 10)  
6: MInd Your Own Business (Show 9)  
7: Fiddle Tune (Show 4)  
8: Closing/Oh! Susanna (Show 11)  


Artikeleigenschaften von Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP

  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Albumtitel: The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP

  • Format LP
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Vinyl - Country
  • Music Sub-Genre 551 Vinyl - Country
  • Title The Garden Spot Programs 1950 - 25cm Vinyl EP
  • Vinyl size LP (12 Inch)
  • Speed / RPM 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label OMNIVORE

  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 0816651016044

  • weight in Kg 0.140

Artist description "Williams, Hank"

Hank Williams was to me the first rock 'n' roll singer.
Don Everly

When Hank Williams's first M-G-M record hit radio stations and Southern juke joints in June 1947, country music was poised for a seismic shift. Western swing and cowboy crooners were waning in popularity, as were the mournful wails of Roy Acuff and trumpet-driven jukebox novelties. Eddy Arnold and Red Foley ruled the charts with finely honed records that sounded more uptown than down-home. Beyond a few select artists with established regional appeal, the major labels mostly ignored Southeastern vocalists who sounded too 'hillbilly,' leaving this market to aggressive independent labels. When King Records in Cincinnati began racking impressive sales figures with raw, unabashedly rural music, the majors took notice but stayed the course.

Williams's Move It On Over was not Ernest Tubb's, Floyd Tillman's or Moon Mullican's Texas honky tonk. It was something fresh and exciting, fusing passionate Acuffian phrasing with a high-volume backbeat straight out of late '30s Chicago race records. It rocked like crazy and formally introduced Hank Williams as a significant voice in country music.

Williams's early years and influences have been thoroughly documented elsewhere. New York writer Roger Williams (no relation) wrote the first significant biography in 1970 ('Sing A Sad Song: A Life Of Hank Williams'; Doubleday). The next fifteen years brought other full-length bios by Jay Caress, Chet Flippo, and George William Koon, among others. Dr. Charles K. Wolfe and Bob Pinson also contributed to our understanding of Williams's life, music, career and recordings. These studies have been largely supplanted by Colin Escott's 'Hank Williams: A Biography' (Little, Brown & Co., 1994) and his notes to Mercury Records' comprehensive 1998 compact disc anthology 'The Complete Hank Williams.'

Hiram 'Hank' Williams was born September 17, 1923 in Mount Olive Community, Alabama, the second child born to Elonzo Huble Williams (1891-1970) and Jessie Lillie Belle Skipper (1898-1955). Lon Williams, a native of Lowndes County, Alabama, was a locomotive driver for a logging company when he met Lillie Skipper. The couple struggled financially after their November 1916 marriage, often relying on help from Lillie's family and meager income from a small general store in their house. Lon Williams was drafted into the army in July 1918, spending part of the next eleven months in France. During his military service he suffered a serious head injury in either a drunken brawl over a woman or a fall from a truck. Although he apparently recovered, the injury caused irreparable neurological damage that later resurfaced.

Returning from the war, Lon Williams worked sporadically at the lumberyards, while Lillie took jobs as a nurse, a cannery worker and seamstress. Their first child, Irene, was born in August 1922, followed by Hank a year later.

Life was hard, but the family got by. On Sundays Lillie sang and played organ at the Mount Olive West Baptist Church. In one of his rare print interviews, Hank recalled those days to San Francisco journalist Ralph J. Gleason. "My earliest memory is sittin' on that organ stool and hollerin'," he said. "I must have been five, six years old, and louder 'n anybody else."

His parents noticed their son had a swollen spot on his spine, a birth defect later diagnosed as Spina Bifida Occulta. If not corrected by surgery, the spinal cord could herniate outward from the spine. Hank's condition went untreated. As he aged, the ailment progressed, leaving him susceptible to back injuries and debilitating pain.

Soon after the 1929 stock market crash, Lon became impaired by a brain aneurysm likely triggered by his earlier head injury. Temporarily unable to speak and his face paralyzed, he was admitted to a Veterans Administration hospital in Biloxi that November. He never lived with his family again.

from booklet BCD16636 - Hank Williams Rockin'Chair Money - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
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