Omnivore to Release Rare Hank Williams Broadcast on Vinyl, April 19

Posted on February 24, 2014 | by Amber von Nagel

Omnivore Recordings unveiled their trailer for Record Store Day, and it includes something exciting for old-school country fans: Songs from long-lost Hank Williams radio broadcasts!

In February of 1950, Hank Williams hosted a series of radio shows for the Naughton Farms plant nursery in Waxahachie, Texas. These Garden Spot shows featured Hank and a studio band playing his hits as well as rarely performed songs. The 10-inch brown vinyl EP (plays at 33 1/3) is packed in a 78 rpm-style sleeve with notes by Colin Escott. It contains nearly 15 minutes of songs from these broadcasts, unheard since they were first put on the air in 1950.

This EP is intended to be a bit of a preview for the full-length LP, The Garden Spots Programs, 1950, to be released on Omnivore in May.

You can hear a sneak peek of the EP in Omnivore's Record Store Day trailer, above.

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