Ken Tucker
December 03, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Hank Williams
genre
Country
We gave it an A-

?Three discs of songs from radio performances in 1951, Hank Williams: The ?Unreleased Recordings shows the then 27-year-old going heavy on hymns and light on between-song banter. If radio-show-plus-religiosity sounds off-putting to you, be advised that Williams never sings anything here without twanging soulfulness and a swinging rhythm section. And enjoy hardcore classics like ”Mind Your Own Business,” which he intros as ”a little masterpiece of nonsense.” Nonsense it is not. A?

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