Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.
The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, had copies that survived. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release May 20 by Omnivore Records.
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