Revealed (Unreleased Recordings) CD (2009)

Artist: Hank Williams

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At the peak of his career in 1951, Hank Williams recorded 143 songs for the Mother's Best Flour Company, Hank sang with his regular studio band and recorded his hits as well as songs he never recorded commercially anywhere else. From this amazing legacy, Time Life is proud to release the second 3-disc set Hank Williams: Revealed, another historic 3-CD, 54-track collection drawn from the Mother's Best recordings. It's a rare, informal glimpse into the heart and soul of country music's greatest star who passed away on New Year's Day 1953, at age 29.

This second three-CD set drawn from the Mother's Best shows includes a little more conversation, and each disc also includes a complete show. The highlights are many. On one of the earliest surviving shows, Hank plays the just-released "Cold, Cold Heart" without any idea of what it will do for his career. On one of the later shows, his back pain is so crippling he has to sing sitting down. The spinal problems he'd had since birth had been aggravated by the year's punishing itinerary. In the songs and chatter, Hank Williams takes us back to his world. These days, we count ourselves lucky if we find an alternate take or two by any late giant of American music. To find eighteen hours of music and talk is truly without precedent. Set the time machine for 1951.

Disc-1 Track Listing
1. Cold, Cold Heart
2. Move It On Over
3. Lonesome Whistle
4. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
5. Hey, Good Lookin'
6. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
7. Why Don't You Love Me
8. A Mansion on the Hill
9. Moanin' the Blues
10. I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin'
11. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
12. Mind Your Own Business
13. Lovesick Blues
14. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
15. Don Helms and Sammy Pruett and the Drifting Cowboys: Twin Guitar Polka
16. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
17. Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Eighth of January
18. Closing Theme

Disc-2 Track Listing
1. That Beautiful Home
2. How Can You Refuse Him Now
3. Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory
4. Farther Along
5. Calling You
6. I Am Bound for the Promised Land
7. Dear Brother
8. Jesus Died for Me
9. At the Cross
10. Thirty Pieces of Silver
11. Hank & Audrey: Something Got Hold of Me
12. Lovesick Blues
13. My Sweet Love Ain't Around
14. Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain
15. I Saw the Light
16. Closing Theme

Disc-3 Track Listing
1. Everything's Okay
2. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
3. Where the Old Red River Flows
4. Alabama Waltz
5. Faded Love and Winter Roses
6. Deck of Cards
7. Just Waitin'
8. I Hang My Head and Cry
9. Jerry Rivers, Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special
10. I've Been Down That Road Before
11. Steal Away/The Funeral
12. Lovesick Blues
13. I Dreamed about Mom Last Night
14. Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Black Mountain Rag
15. I Heard My Savior Calling Me
16. Closing Theme

Specifications

Label Time Life Music
SKU 212442620
UPC 610583316520
UPC 14 00610583316520
Format CD
Release Date 11/3/2009
Links
Author Hank Williams
Compilation Appearance Apollo 13
Compilation Appearance Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Compilation Appearance American Roots Music
Compilation Appearance Pure Country Classics Number 1 Hits
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Compilation Appearance Classic Country: Great Country Gospel / Vario
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance Cars
Compilation Appearance Half Nelson
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Great Love Songs Of The 1940's
Compilation Appearance Ncis:benchmark (s/t)
Associated Artist/Work Butler, Larry
Associated Artist/Work Clark, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast Recording
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pass, Joe
Associated Artist/Work Pride, Charley
Associated Artist/Work Snow, Hank
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Don
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Hank, Jr.
Technical Info
Producer Colin Escott (Reissue)
CatalogID 24922D
Lable Name Time/Life Music
Released 11/02/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 151m : 40s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00610583316520
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Jett Williams.
Arranger: Hank Williams.
1951 was a breakthrough year for Hank Williams. He had a string of moderate country hits already under his belt, but the release that year of his version of an old jazz age novelty tune called "Lovesick Blues" suddenly made him a big star. It also meant his touring schedule increased, but he still found time that year to slip into Nashville and pre-record shows for the Mother's Best Flour Company. These good-natured and intimate performances were cut to acetate discs and then played over the air on Nashville's WSM radio station. Brittle, disposable, and made for only a few plays, these acetates were then shelved and forgotten until they were literally rescued from the trash in the '70s by an alert WSM employee. In all, 72 of these shows survived, containing some 143 songs, and this three-disc set is the second installment in Time Life's CD preservation of this amazing treasure trove. The performances are intimate and relaxed, and Williams tackles an amazingly varied set list, singing old mountain ballads, hymns, cowboy tunes, and delivering recitations of parlor poems and other various cautionary tales as well. What emerges is a full, rounded portrait of Williams at his creative and commercial peak. "Lovesick Blues" is here, along with fine versions of "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)," "A Mansion on the Hill," and the Williams-composed gospel classic "I Saw the Light," among others, including a spirited instrumental romp through the old fiddle tune "Eighth of January," which celebrated the British defeat at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 (Jimmie Driftwood added lyrics to the tune and had a huge hit with the resulting "The Battle of New Orleans" in 1959). That these long-lost recordings are an absolute treasure simply goes without saying. Hank Williams was country music's first modern superstar and that all these years later, we are given several hours of Williams performing in an intimate setting just as he was beginning to break across the nation's radar, is nothing short of a miracle.
Disc 1
1 Cold, Cold Heart,That Beautiful Home,Everything's Okay
2 Move it on Over,How Can You Refuse Him Now,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
3 Lonesome Whistle,Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory,Where the Old Red River Flows
4 Long Gone Lonesome Blues,Farther Along,Alabama Waltz
5 Hey, Good Lookin',Calling You,Faded Love and Winter Roses
6 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You),I Am Bound For the Promised Land,Deck of Cards
7 Why Don't You Love Me,Dear Brother,Just Waitin'
8 Mansion on the Hill, A,Jesus Died For Me,I Hand My Head and Cry
9 Moanin' the Blues,At the Cross,Orange Blossom Special
10 I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin',Thirty Pieces of Silver,I've Been Down That Road Before
11 They'll Never Take Her Love From Me,Something Got Hold of Me,Steal Away/The Funeral
12 Mind Your Own Business,Lovesick Blues,Lovesick Blues
13 Lovesick Blues,My Sweet Love Ain't Around,I Dreamed About Mom Last Night
14 Nobody's Lonesome For Me,Fire on the Mountain,Black Mountain Rag
15 Twin Guitar Polka,I Saw the Light,I Heard My Savior Calling Me
16 Gathering Flowers For the Master's Bouquet,Closing Theme,Closing Theme
17 Eighth of January
18 Closing Theme
Disc 2
1 Cold, Cold Heart,That Beautiful Home,Everything's Okay
2 Move it on Over,How Can You Refuse Him Now,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
3 Lonesome Whistle,Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory,Where the Old Red River Flows
4 Long Gone Lonesome Blues,Farther Along,Alabama Waltz
5 Hey, Good Lookin',Calling You,Faded Love and Winter Roses
6 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You),I Am Bound For the Promised Land,Deck of Cards
7 Why Don't You Love Me,Dear Brother,Just Waitin'
8 Mansion on the Hill, A,Jesus Died For Me,I Hand My Head and Cry
9 Moanin' the Blues,At the Cross,Orange Blossom Special
10 I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin',Thirty Pieces of Silver,I've Been Down That Road Before
11 They'll Never Take Her Love From Me,Something Got Hold of Me,Steal Away/The Funeral
12 Mind Your Own Business,Lovesick Blues,Lovesick Blues
13 Lovesick Blues,My Sweet Love Ain't Around,I Dreamed About Mom Last Night
14 Nobody's Lonesome For Me,Fire on the Mountain,Black Mountain Rag
15 Twin Guitar Polka,I Saw the Light,I Heard My Savior Calling Me
16 Gathering Flowers For the Master's Bouquet,Closing Theme,Closing Theme
17 Eighth of January
18 Closing Theme
Disc 3
1 Cold, Cold Heart,That Beautiful Home,Everything's Okay
2 Move it on Over,How Can You Refuse Him Now,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
3 Lonesome Whistle,Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory,Where the Old Red River Flows
4 Long Gone Lonesome Blues,Farther Along,Alabama Waltz
5 Hey, Good Lookin',Calling You,Faded Love and Winter Roses
6 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You),I Am Bound For the Promised Land,Deck of Cards
7 Why Don't You Love Me,Dear Brother,Just Waitin'
8 Mansion on the Hill, A,Jesus Died For Me,I Hand My Head and Cry
9 Moanin' the Blues,At the Cross,Orange Blossom Special
10 I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin',Thirty Pieces of Silver,I've Been Down That Road Before
11 They'll Never Take Her Love From Me,Something Got Hold of Me,Steal Away/The Funeral
12 Mind Your Own Business,Lovesick Blues,Lovesick Blues
13 Lovesick Blues,My Sweet Love Ain't Around,I Dreamed About Mom Last Night
14 Nobody's Lonesome For Me,Fire on the Mountain,Black Mountain Rag
15 Twin Guitar Polka,I Saw the Light,I Heard My Savior Calling Me
16 Gathering Flowers For the Master's Bouquet,Closing Theme,Closing Theme
17 Eighth of January
18 Closing Theme
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,Hank
Label Time Life Music
Music Format Compact Disc
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