Hank Williams' 'Lost Daughter' Brings Rare Recordings to Light

Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.

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"The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but only the copies from one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, survived. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release May 20 by Omnivore Records.

The singer's daughter, Jett Williams, said in a written statement that no one knew these recordings existed.

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Williams' biographer, Colin Escott, wrote the liner notes for the album and said the recordings were used to augment live acts on local radio stations.

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