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(Des Moines Register)   Forgotten Hank Williams Sr. recordings discovered at an Iowa radio station   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 26
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2014-04-18 12:36:26 AM  
Oh, man.  I have been to Creston.

This is the biggest news they have had in the history of ever.
 
2014-04-18 01:02:36 AM  
media.cinemasquid.com

/Ohhhh mercy!
 
2014-04-18 01:10:58 AM  
I, for one, am looking very much forward to hearing these recordings.
 
2014-04-18 01:35:36 AM  
creston is on the crest of the burlington railroad line between the mississippi and missouri river watersheds


/likes hank sr and iii
//jr should go fall off a mountain right this time
 
2014-04-18 02:16:52 AM  

carmody: I, for one, am looking very much forward to hearing these recordings.


Pre-recorded material meant to augment their live performances (as per TFA).  Pretty snazzy production trickery for 1950.

I'll bet it's really tight and not with a lot of soul.

/certainly worth a listen
 
2014-04-18 03:36:51 AM  
Nice to hear from Hank Sr. again.

/Awesome.
 
2014-04-18 03:46:22 AM  

carmody: I, for one, am looking very much forward to hearing these recordings.


Me too.
 
2014-04-18 07:05:40 AM  
It was routine to record live performances to disc. XER-AM, the original border blaster, stockpiled so many one-of-a-kind discs of the original country/western musicians that they would clean house every so often and locals would use the platters as roof shingles.
 
2014-04-18 07:42:00 AM  
The article didn't specify what time these radio-spot recordings were made by Hank Sr., back in 1950.  For all we know, Bocephus could've been drunk or still drunk when he showed up to the station.

/He still would've nailed it
//Tips imaginary cowboy hat
///Passes out in his own vomit
 
2014-04-18 08:16:06 AM  

Farkin' Found It!: The article didn't specify what time these radio-spot recordings were made by Hank Sr., back in 1950.  For all we know, Bocephus could've been drunk or still drunk when he showed up to the station.

/He still would've nailed it
//Tips imaginary cowboy hat
///Passes out in his own vomit


Bocephus is Hank Jr.
 
2014-04-18 08:27:58 AM  
...Some of these old AM stations have some priceless gems hiding in the studios - about fifteen years ago, the church I belonged to bought an old AM station and since I had some broadcast experience I got invited over to look around.  There were discs in there in flawless condition dating back to the late 50s, jazz, rock, classical....and they threw every last one away.   Godless music, ya know.
 
2014-04-18 08:44:12 AM  
I can't believe than Hank was that prolific and was only in his 20s. Damn!
 
2014-04-18 08:50:14 AM  
This is excellent news.
 
2014-04-18 09:00:36 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...Some of these old AM stations have some priceless gems hiding in the studios - about fifteen years ago, the church I belonged to bought an old AM station and since I had some broadcast experience I got invited over to look around.  There were discs in there in flawless condition dating back to the late 50s, jazz, rock, classical....and they threw every last one away.   Godless music, ya know.


Yep.. I used to work for a little AM station, and was told I could go through the record pile in the back room before they tossed 'em. I scored some killer jazz & blues 78s from Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Ella Mae Morris & others. A few jazz LPs, too.
 
2014-04-18 09:16:33 AM  

IlGreven: Farkin' Found It!: The article didn't specify what time these radio-spot recordings were made by Hank Sr., back in 1950.  For all we know, Bocephus could've been drunk or still drunk when he showed up to the station.

/He still would've nailed it
//Tips imaginary cowboy hat
///Passes out in his own vomit

Bocephus is Hank Jr.


Thanks, country music nerd!
 
2014-04-18 09:21:26 AM  

Omahawg: creston is on the crest of the burlington railroad line between the mississippi and missouri river watersheds


/likes hank sr and iii
//jr should go fall off a mountain right this time


Agreed!

/played Hank III at my wedding ;)
 
2014-04-18 09:48:56 AM  
shutupandtakemymoney.jpg
 
2014-04-18 10:11:39 AM  

WordsnCollision: [media.cinemasquid.com image 824x464]

/Ohhhh mercy!


spot on
 
2014-04-18 11:24:12 AM  

Farkin' Found It!: IlGreven: Farkin' Found It!: The article didn't specify what time these radio-spot recordings were made by Hank Sr., back in 1950.  For all we know, Bocephus could've been drunk or still drunk when he showed up to the station.

/He still would've nailed it
//Tips imaginary cowboy hat
///Passes out in his own vomit

Bocephus is Hank Jr.

Thanks, country music nerd!


Here's a handy way to tell them apart. Hank Sr.:
The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome, I could cry

Hank Jr.:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!
 
2014-04-18 12:01:08 PM  
The single worst concert I have ever attended was Hank Jr. somewhere in the early 90's. The sound system was horrible, the band looked like a down on their luck metal band who were playing the gig out of desperation, Jr. was drunk as hell, slurred his way through every song and it only lasted 50 minutes.

The only good part was that the tickets were free because I worked at a country radio station and they were comped.
 
2014-04-18 12:16:20 PM  
Let me guess... They're about being lonesome, under the moon or stars, and drinking?
 
2014-04-18 12:51:39 PM  
Meh, George Thorogood did a better version of Move It On Over.

/sarcasm
 
2014-04-18 01:42:58 PM  
Hank taught me that real men cry.

That, and the Big Lebowski.
 
2014-04-18 04:39:14 PM  

GibbyTheMole: AtlanticCoast63: ...Some of these old AM stations have some priceless gems hiding in the studios - about fifteen years ago, the church I belonged to bought an old AM station and since I had some broadcast experience I got invited over to look around.  There were discs in there in flawless condition dating back to the late 50s, jazz, rock, classical....and they threw every last one away.   Godless music, ya know.

Yep.. I used to work for a little AM station, and was told I could go through the record pile in the back room before they tossed 'em. I scored some killer jazz & blues 78s from Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Ella Mae Morris & others. A few jazz LPs, too.


I had a similar situation. Worked for a small AM country station in Ellsworth Maine in the mid 80s. A similar small AM country station in Caribou ME (about 3.5 hours north) was going dark and I was sent there to see what I could salvage. Loaded my Lab/Cocker mix named Waylon (no kidding) and we spent a whole afternoon at the abandoned studio browsing the record collection. Came home the next day with a steamer trunk full of vinyl. One of my best road trips ever.
 
2014-04-19 01:51:25 AM  
Actually, this is being released a month early on vinyl for Record Store Day tomorrow!  :)
 
2014-04-19 09:58:15 AM  
A friend of mine told him his kid worked at some radio station in Lubbock Texas and found some letters in some old desk that Buddy Holly had wrote. Not as cool as audio, but probably a neat find.
 
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