Hank Williams Box Set Due Nov. 3
A new set of previously unreleased recordings that Hank Williams made for the Mother’s Best radio show in 1951 will be issued as a 3-CD box set, Revealed: Unreleased Recordings, Nov. 3 through Time Life.
In addition to 50 tracks not heard since they originally aired, the collection includes extremely rare in-studio conversations with the legendary Hank. Each disc contains a complete show exactly as it was heard more than 50 years ago. Of particular importance is “Cold, Cold, Heart” captured on one of the program’s earliest surviving shows, making it the first public performance ever of the song. The recordings showcase Hank's good humor as he jokes with his band and the show's emcee. “To me, this is even more exciting than the first set because you get to hear my daddy talk and you get a sense of him, not just as an entertainer, but as a person,” says Hank's daughter Jett Williams. “That’s why we called it Revealed. The song selection is as strong as the first volume, but this time we’ve done three thematic CD’s.” Other selections on the set include Hank's classics like "Lovesick Blues," "Move It on Over" and "Mind Your Own Business."