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I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings - Hank Williams

Hank Williams' career was brief and incendiary. Most of those fortunate enough to have seen him in concert say that he was a captivating performer. Now, sixty years after his passing, we finally get a sense of Hank Williams onstage, adding another dimension to our scant knowledge of him. Still popular today, he's a giant in American music.

DESTINED TO SURVIVE: The performances heard here were recorded on acetate discs (meant to be played only once or twice) that were shelved in 1951, and they gradually faded from common memory. In the 1970s the acetates were saved from the trash by a WSM employee and eventually given to Hank's daughter, Jett. On behalf of the estate, Jett fought an eight-year battle to establish ownership, finally winning the right to release these recordings in partnership with Time Life.

"There's magic in these radio shows, meant to be ephemeral and now captured for eternity, like a soap bubble preserved in a box. The result is a prismatic view of an iconic performer."

Hank Williams - I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings

I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings - Hank Williams

Hank Williams' career was brief and incendiary. Most of those fortunate enough to have seen him in concert say that he was a captivating performer. Now, sixty years after his passing, we finally get a sense of Hank Williams onstage, adding another dimension to our scant knowledge of him. Still popular today, he's a giant in American music.

DESTINED TO SURVIVE: The performances heard here were recorded on acetate discs (meant to be played only once or twice) that were shelved in 1951, and they gradually faded from common memory. In the 1970s the acetates were saved from the trash by a WSM employee and eventually given to Hank's daughter, Jett. On behalf of the estate, Jett fought an eight-year battle to establish ownership, finally winning the right to release these recordings in partnership with Time Life.

"There's magic in these radio shows, meant to be ephemeral and now captured for eternity, like a soap bubble preserved in a box. The result is a prismatic view of an iconic performer."

Hank Williams - I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings

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I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio
Artist: Hank Williams
Format: CD
New: Available $24.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. I Am Bound for the Promised Land (2019 - Remaster)
2. I'll Fly Away (Acetate Version 21) [2019 - Remaster]
3. Thirty Pieces of Silver (2019 - Remaster)
4. The Old Country Church (2019 - Remaster)
5. Jesus Died for Me (2019 - Remaster)
6. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine (2019 - Remaster)
7. Searching for a Soldier's Grave (2019 - Remaster)
8. Something Got Hold of Me (2019 - Remaster) - By Hank Williams, Audrey Williams ; the Drifting Cowboys
9. When God Dips His Love in My Heart (2019 - Remaster)
10. Lord Build Me a Cabin (2019 - Remaster)
11. Drifting Too Far from the Shore (2019 - Remaster)
12. That Beautiful Home (2019 - Remaster)
13. I'm Gonna Sing (Acetate Version 157) [2019 - Remaster]
14. Lonely Tombs (Oh Those Tombs) [Acetate Version 7] [2019 - Remaster]
15. How Can You Refuse Him (2019 - Remaster)
16. Where He Leads Me (2019 - Remaster)
17. At the Cross (2019 - Remaster)
18. The Blind Child's Prayer (2019 - Remaster)
19. I Saw the Light (Acetate Version 3) [2019 - Remaster]
20. Farther Along (2019 - Remaster)
21. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet (Acetate Version 14) [2019 - Remaster]
22. I'll Have a New Life (Acetate Version 29) [2019 - Remaster]
23. Precious Lord Take My Hand (2019 - Remaster)
24. I Heard My Mother Praying for Me (Acetate Version 4) [2019 - Remaster] - By Hank Williams, Audrey Williams ; the Drifting Cowboy
25. Steal Away / the Funeral (2019 - Remaster)
26. From Jerusalem to Jericho (2019 - Remaster)
27. I've Got a One-Way Ticket to the Sky (2019 - Remaster)
28. I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning (2019 - Remaster)
29. Softly and Tenderly (2019 - Remaster)
30. Where the Soul Never Dies (2019 - Remaster)
31. When the Fire Comes Down from Heaven (2019 - Remaster)
32. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night (Acetate Version 24) [2019 - Remaster]
33. The Prodigal Son (2019 - Remaster)
34. Jesus Remembered Me (2019 - Remaster) - By Hank Williams, Audrey Williams ; the Drifting Cowboys
35. Dust on the Bible (2019 - Remaster)
36. Dear Brother (Acetate Version 5) [2019 - Remaster] - By Hank Williams, Audrey Williams ; the Drifting Cowboys
37. The Pale Horse and His Rider (2019 - Remaster)
38. I Heard My Savior Calling Me (Acetate Version 147) [2019 - Remaster]
39. Wait for the Light to Shine (Acetate Version 24) [2019 - Remaster]
40. When the Saints Go Marching in (2019 - Remaster)

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I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings - Hank Williams

Hank Williams' career was brief and incendiary. Most of those fortunate enough to have seen him in concert say that he was a captivating performer. Now, sixty years after his passing, we finally get a sense of Hank Williams onstage, adding another dimension to our scant knowledge of him. Still popular today, he's a giant in American music.

DESTINED TO SURVIVE: The performances heard here were recorded on acetate discs (meant to be played only once or twice) that were shelved in 1951, and they gradually faded from common memory. In the 1970s the acetates were saved from the trash by a WSM employee and eventually given to Hank's daughter, Jett. On behalf of the estate, Jett fought an eight-year battle to establish ownership, finally winning the right to release these recordings in partnership with Time Life.

"There's magic in these radio shows, meant to be ephemeral and now captured for eternity, like a soap bubble preserved in a box. The result is a prismatic view of an iconic performer."

Hank Williams - I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings

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