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Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Label: Omnivore Recordings
“It’s the Garden Spot Program, presenting the songs of Hank Williams!” And so begins the latest unearthed album from the ever present, ever influential, long gone Hank Williams. He may be gone, but he’s not forgotten. The songs of Hank Williams grow increasingly important with each new generation of Nashville singer and songwriter. So whenever a new collection of his music is offered (such as The Garden Spot Programs, 1950), it is reason to celebrate. Even after all these years, the crop of Hank Williams’ music occasionally grows again, sprouting previously unknown works as well as perfectly tended versions of classics.
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Williams is commonly considered the most important country music songwriter. Critic Ken Tucker has a review of a newly released CD of radio broadcasts and DVD of TV performances.
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