Omnivore Recordings’ Record Store Day releases - available April 19,2014 in participating record stores
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950—Extended Play: In February of 1950, country music pioneer Hank Williams hosted several Garden Spot radio shows for the Naughton Farms plant nursery in Waxahachie, Texas. Backed by a studio group, Hank sang his hits as well as songs he’d rarely (if ever) performed elsewhere. This collectible 10-inch brown vinyl single (plays at 33 1/3), packed in a 78 rpm-style sleeve with notes by Colin Escott, contains nearly 15 minutes of Hank Williams, unheard since they were first broadcast 64 years ago. From hits like “Lovesick Blues” and “Mind Your Own Business” to instrumentals, standards and a radio jingle, the vinyl EP is the perfect primer for the full-length release The Garden Spots Programs, 1950, coming in May from Omnivore.
According to Williams’ daughter Jett Williams, who helped oversee the Garden Spot Programs’ restoration, “It's incredible to me that we're still finding new recordings by my dad. Great ones at that! 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.”