Archive for December 21st, 2008

The New Yorker is one of the worlds most prestigious Literary Magazines. The weekly magazine publishes the greatest literary authors, and is read by the intelligentsia around the world. In an article on Box Sets of 2008, the reviewer made the following comment on Hank Williams, The Unreleased Recordings:

Hank Williams, “The Unreleased Recordings” (Time Life)—In 1951, Hank Williams and his band performed live on the Nashville radio program “Mother’s Best Flour.” These fifty-four cuts from the show, which were rescued from a garbage bin, show that Williams was a veritable human jukebox. Irish ballads, forgotten spirituals, and sea shanties offset Williams’ cracked-heart laments, as though he sought refuge in the music of past centuries, even when hawking cornmeal. 

Pretty good I would say. Who would have thought, back in 1951, that the words ‘New Yorker’  and Hank Williams would be used in the same sentence?


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