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Omnivore to release rare radio show Hank Williams recordings on 10″ vinyl

20140225-105206.jpgHank Williams has been issued, reissued, anthologised and compiled numerous times but it is still of interest when something new and unreleased appears. For RSD 2014 (April 19th) Omnivore Recordings are releasing a vinyl 10″ in replica 78rpm packaging that collects rare radio show recordings that Williams did for Naughton Farms, a plant nursery in Waxahachie, Texas. The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 – Extended Play are performances with a session band, though not his Drifting Cowboys ensemble) and include hits, standards and material he rarely, if ever, recorded anywhere else. Sourced from newly-discovered transcription discs, these songs haven’t been heard for nearly six decades.

10″ track-listing:

The Garden Spot Jingle (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #4)
I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #10)
Lovesick Blues (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #4)
Closing/Oh! Susanna (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #10)
Farther Along (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #10)
Mind Your Own Business (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #9)
Fiddle Tune (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #4)
Closing/Oh! Susanna (Naughton Farms Garden Spot Program, Show #11)

24 of these tracks from four shows will also be released on a new Omnivore CD/LP compilation The Garden Spot Programs 1950 on May 20th. Preorder CD or translucent red vinyl HERE

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