Time Life Plans to Release Previously- Unreleased Hank Williams’ Recordings

Brody Vercher | May 26th, 2008

  1. ccf
    May 26, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Can’t wait for the Hank Sr cds to come out! Their gonna be worth the wait

  2. Jim Malec
    May 26, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Every time I hear a new Em West song, I love her more.

  3. Jeremy Potts
    May 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Woohoo! New Hank!

  4. Kelly
    May 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I hope someone (that’s smarter and more wise in these ways preferably) can tell me how such a large amount of recordings from an inarguable icon can go so long without being released? Leaving that much “Hank” on the shelf for so long isnt much different than discovering a ton of Abe Lincoln speeches that were written but never were given, cuz ya know, the whole assasination thing…

  5. Stormy
    May 27, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Kelly: Probably someone to do with the licensing of the show had a problem with releasing them, and that person is no longer in a position to object. Because I would imagine that these recordings are properties of the show and not Hank’s estate.

    I know that the nephew of the Gershwins who is now in charge of their estate is much more picky about licensing things like Porgy and Bess than his aunt was. So I’d imagine it is like that, only in reverse.

  6. Brady Vercher
    May 27, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Kelly, in the article, it said the recordings were actually THROWN AWAY at one point and a WSM employee salvaged them. I dunno why the recordings weren’t ever released, but at least they’re coming out now.

  7. Kelly
    May 27, 2008 at 11:35 am

    okay, i guess it would help for me to read the articles that i have a quesiton about (i read a bunch of them, dont worry). Thanks for the info guys!! I cant imagine that much new stuff…i have a couple of more questions, but i bet the answers are in the article, so, i’ll just point and click up on it….

  8. Cynthia Allgood
    May 28, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Jason Isbell’s song “Dress Blues” has moved me so much since the first time I heard it, but has moved me even more so now that I’ve read the story behind it.

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