Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes

The Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes

by Hank Williams
     
 

Hank Williams is one of those recording artists who ended up releasing more material after his death (in 1953) than he did before it, and since he regularly performed on various radio shows throughout his brief career, transcriptions of these performances keep popping up. The performances collected here were drawn from radio shows Williams did in 1951 for Mother's…  See more details below

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Hank Williams is one of those recording artists who ended up releasing more material after his death (in 1953) than he did before it, and since he regularly performed on various radio shows throughout his brief career, transcriptions of these performances keep popping up. The performances collected here were drawn from radio shows Williams did in 1951 for Mother's Best Flour. He would usually end his segment on the show with a gospel song or a spiritual, and several of these are combined here to make an interesting alternate portrait of Williams, one that reveals a childhood spent listening to his mother Lillie, a single parent and Williams' only real anchor, play hymns at the organ while he sat beside her. Williams' songwriting style, with its easy to remember melodies and unadorned but often elegantly structured lyrics, stems directly from the organ spirituals of his childhood. One of the best examples of this, his "I Saw the Light," is included here, along with Williams' takes on more traditional gospel material and one other Williams-penned song, the delightful "I'm Gonna Sing." It's not honky tonk. It's what you sing the next day.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583299229
catalogNumber:
24587
Rank:
9289

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Williams   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Photo Courtesy
William Lee Golden   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Walter Bailes   Composer
Milton Estes   Composer
Zeke Clements   Composer
Jett Williams   Executive Producer
Cleavant Derricks   Composer
J.R. Baxter   Composer
Mike Jason   Executive Producer
Olivia Kim   Editorial Research
Odell McLeod   Composer
F. Keith Adkinson   Executive Producer
Ernest Blandy   Composer
Charles Moody   Composer
Johnnie Bailes   Composer
W.M. Robinson   Composer
T. Harrell   Composer
P. Kinsey   Composer
M.D. Wright   Composer
J.W. Fowler   Composer
John Ellis   Composer
J. Vaughan   Composer
John Norris   Composer
W.B. Stevens   Composer

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