For Hank Williams Fans, These Radio Recordings Are a Must-Own

Courtesy of Conqueroo

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.


Hank Williams
The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950
Omnivore

For someone who passed away in 1953, country-music giant Hank Williams has been awfully productive recently. In 2011, a massive 15-CD set of his radio recordings for Mother’s Best Flour expanded the canon in a major way. Now, here’s a single-disc collection of four radio shows sponsored by Naughton Farms plant nurseries, and it’s a delight. Along with Williams classics like “Lovesick Blues,” “Wedding Bells” and “Mind Your Own Business,” The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950 also features lesser-known gems such as “I’ll Be a Bachelor ‘Til I Die” and “I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes).” Add a dash of folksy chatter, a consistently hot band, and amazingly good sound given that the source material is ancient transcription discs, and the result is a must for fans of the “Hillbilly Shakespeare.”

LESS DREADING, MORE DOING

This is the rubber-meets-road moment: the early days in our first fundraising drive since we took a big swing and merged with CIR to bring fearless investigative reporting to the internet, radio, video, and everywhere else that people need an antidote to lies and propaganda.

Donations have started slow, and we hope that explaining, level-headedly, why your support really is everything for our reporting will make a difference. Learn more in “Less Dreading, More Doing,” or in this 2:28 video about our merger (that literally just won an award), and please pitch in if you can right now.

payment methods

LESS DREADING, MORE DOING

This is the rubber-meets-road moment: the early days in our first fundraising drive since we took a big swing and merged with CIR to bring fearless investigative reporting to the internet, radio, video, and everywhere else that people need an antidote to lies and propaganda.

Donations have started slow, and we hope that explaining, level-headedly, why your support really is everything for our reporting will make a difference. Learn more in “Less Dreading, More Doing,” or in this 2:28 video about our merger (that literally just won an award), and please pitch in if you can right now.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate