NEW RELEASES

NOTE 2014: Omnivore Recordings

NOTE 2012 #3:
RELEASED OCTOBER 2nd, 2012 - TIME-LIFE:

2 LIVE HANK SHOWS ON 1 CD (20 TRACKS)

Niagara Falls, NY & Sunset Park, PA

TIME LIFE: THE LOST CONCERTS

Live albums are commonplace today, but tape recording was in its infancy during country music legend Hank Williams' lifetime. The equipment was cumbersome and tape was expensive, so very little live recording was done back then. Incredibly, two concerts performed by Williams were recorded in the months before his death and will be released for the first time as Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts - Limited Collector's Edition on October 2 (Time Life). The collection includes 19 tracks as well as Hank's revealing conversations with the audience, introducing songs and telling anecdotes about his life. As a bonus feature, a radio interview Williams did in 1951 has been added to the CD, one of very few in existence.

No live concert recordings of Hank Williams have been released until now. In fact, the two shows on Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts Limited Collector's Edition were recorded by chance. A radio DJ in Buffalo, New York, taped one of Hank's local concerts to play back on the air. Just a few weeks later, another performance was recorded by the promoter to play to his wife, who was too sick to attend, this time in Pennsylvania. The two concerts capture Hank Williams as he’s never been heard before: live and unscripted, giving insight into the legend as an engaging, riveting performer. They were recorded just six weeks apart in April and July 1952, and reveal Williams at the peak of his career.

His biggest hits "Hey, Good Looking", "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)," "I Saw the Light," "Lovesick Blues," "Cold, Cold Heart," and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" are performed with a far more vibrant and intimate feel that the studio recordings, peppered by personal stories about his band members, himself, and his songs. The album also includes the only known live recording of "Are You Walking And A Talking." In addition, the CD also features an extremely rare radio interview with Williams made in 1951. It was conducted with Mack Sanders for KFBI in Wichita, Kansas on September 14, 1951.

Tracklisting:

Niagara Falls, New York: April 25, 1952.

1. Comedy with Hank and the Drifting Cowboys / 2. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / 3. Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special / 4. Why Don't You Love Me / 5. Are You Walking And A Talking / 6. The Funeral / 7. Hey, Good Looking / 8. Cold, Cold Heart / 9. Lovesick Blues

Sunset Park, West Grove, PA: July 13, 1952.

10. Introductions / 11. Hey, Good Looking / 12. Comedy with Hank and the Drifting Cowboys / 13. Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Fire On The Mountain / 14. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle / 15. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / 16. Long Gone Lonesome Blues / 17. Half As Much / 18. I Saw The Light / 19. Lovesick Blues / 20. Interview: Hank interviewed by Mack Sanders, KFBI, Wichita, Kansas, September 14, 1951.

NOTE 2012 #2:
RELEASED JUNE, 2012 - TIME-LIFE:

HANK WILLIAMS GREATEST HITS LIVE, VOL. 1

Tracklisting (Time-Life 27212-D):

Cold, Cold Heart / The Funeral / Comedy with Hank & the Drifting Cowboys / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / Half As Much / Moanin' The Blues / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) / From Jerusalem to Jericho / On Top Of Old Smoky / I'll Have A New Life

HANK WILLIAMS GREATEST HITS LIVE, VOL. 2

Tracklisting (Time-Life 27126-D):

Lovesick Blues / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Long Gone Lonesome Blues / I Saw The Light / I'm A Long Gone Daddy / Softly and Tenderly / I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind / When The Saints Go Marchin' In / The Blind Child's Prayer / Hey, Good Lookin'

NOTE: THESE TWO CD'S ARE ONLY SOLD THROUGH WAL-MART STORES!!!

As I have not heard these two albums, it seems like the tracks are from Mother's Best and the coming CD to be released in October.

NOTE 2012 #1:
RELEASED MARCH 26th, 2012:

HANK'S A LOT

"HJERTESJUK BLUES"

(HEART SICK BLUES)
KBL Music (KBLCD0112)

An all Hank Williams in Norwegian album by this great band

THE TRACKS: Rallarblod (Ramblin' Man) / Du vant igjen (You Win Again) / Pub te pub blues (Honky Tonk Blues) / Jeg takler ikke dette livet (I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living) / Han dømmer deg ned (Wealth Won't Save Your Soul) / Ullersmo (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle) / Kan du bli grei (You're Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave) / Einsam natt (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry) / Ja så hør (Calling You) / Luta lei (I’m A Long Gone Daddy) / Jenta mi er ikke her (My Sweet Love Ain't Around) / Livet ender opp med at de graver meg ned (I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive) / Hjertet ser hver løgn (My Heart Would Know)

Left to right: Ken-Børre Langås, Tove Bøygard, Tarjei Nysted, Jørn Raknes & Jørund Vålandsmyr

You can visit (and listen to some of the songs):

Hank's a lot

Watch & listen on YouTube:

LUTA LEI (I'm a Long Gone Daddy)
& search for Hank's a lot or the CD title on YouTube

Info re ordering the CD:

It it is also internationally available from digital webshops (iTunes / eMusic / cdon etc.) - search on group name or CD title.

Kan også bestilles med SMS i Norge - send CD HANKSALOT til nr 2160. Det koster kr. 189 som belastes telefonregninga, og plata kommer i posten i løpet av et par dager.

NOTE 2011 #2:

RELEASED OCTOBER 4th, 2011:

"THE LOST NOTEBOOKS OF HANK WILLIAMS"

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, a new collection of previously unheard songs by the country great recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Jack White, Norah Jones and Levon Helm, will be released on October 4th. The set, which will be issued on Dylan's imprint Egyptian Records, was originally conceived by veteran A&R executive Mary Martin as a Dylan-centric project, but eventually evolved into a multi-artist tribute to the late singer-songwriter.

The songs featured in the set were rescued from notebooks left behind in a leather briefcase by Williams after he died in 1953 at the age of 29. The notes contained lyrics and song ideas that were finished by the 13 artists who contributed to the disc. The full story of Williams' notebooks will be told in the album's liner notes, which were penned by Michael McCall of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The full tracklisting for The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams is as follows:

Alan Jackson "You've Been Lonesome, Too" / Bob Dylan "The Love That Faded" / Norah Jones "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart?" / Jack White "You Know That I Know" / Lucinda Williams "I'm So Happy I Found You" / Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell "I Hope You Shed a Million Tears" / Patty Loveless "You're Through Fooling Me" / Levon Helm "You'll Never Again Be Mine" / Holly Williams "Blue Is My Heart" / Jakob Dylan "Oh, Mama, Come Home" / Sheryl Crow "Angel Mine" / Merle Haggard "The Sermon on the Mount"

NOTE 2011 #1:

RELEASED SEPTEMBER 13th, 2011 - TIME-LIFE:

"HANK WILLIAMS - THE LEGEND BEGINS - RARE AND UNRELEASED RECORDINGS" (TL 17258) - incl. 16-page booklet

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NOTE 2010:

SEPTEMBER 28th, 2010 - TIME-LIFE HAVE RELEASED:

"THE COMPLETE MOTHER'S BEST...PLUS!" (TL 17039) - incl. the "radio" (storage for the CD's) pictured above. Turn the dial button, and Hank will be "on the air"...

The set is a deluxe version comprised of 15 CD's & 1 DVD. The set will contain ALL the Mother's Best material (with guests and commercials), one aborted show, the Aunt Jemima Show #1, "Stars In Her Eyes" VD PSA, and the DVD released with the Sam's Club special ed, 108-page booklet, etc.

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