I’m not much of an expert on Discography, and this blog is more of a personal feelings and comment Journal than a news or research effort.
I remember my first Hank Williams record was called ‘Moaning the Blues’ purchased in the 1950’s. It was E3330. It had some rarities taken I assume from unreleased cuts, demos or radio recordings. For example it has, yes I still have it in front of me right now, it has ‘Low Down Blues’, ‘Someday You’ll Call Mt Name’, ‘Alone and Forsaken’, and ‘My Sweet Love Ain’t Around’.
Some hits from the Williams’ catologue included, ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’, ‘Lovesick Blues’, ‘Honky Tonk Blues’, and ‘Long Gone Lonesome Blues’. A great collection.
I also have an early ‘Luke the Drifter’ album. I also have the very early, at least for me, Metro bargain album called called ‘Hank Williams’. It has some great perfromances picked off radio or demos such as ‘Tennessee Border’, ‘Beyond the Sunset’, I’ll be a Bachelor Till I Die’, ‘Rockin Chair Money’, and a beautiful vocal called ‘I’m Free At Last’.
Another album I bought in the early days is ‘Hank Williams In the Beginning’ which has liner notes by Wesley Rose and contains the early Sterling recordings.
In later years, I have acquired some yellow label MGM 78’s, but these were my early Hank albums.
This is by way of introduction to a new Discography Website. I’m sure there are hundreds of these that I’m not aware of. But Mike Taylor of the UK sent me a note about a new site he has established. He’s looking for suggestions and any comments you might have. I just can’t get over the amount of tedious work, a labor of love I’m sure, but the sheer amount of research that would go in to a site like this. Great effort Mike.
Here’s his URL: