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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The "Hank Williams Sings" record featured "I Saw the Light", "Mansion on the Hill" and "Lost Highway." It was Hank's first LP and just gets better with age. Its also, by my research, one of only two Hank LPs released prior to his unfortunate death on January 1, 1953 (the other being "Moanin' the Blues"). With the Long Playing record just beginning to take hold in the marketplace- Columbia Records was the first to issue them beginning in 1949- his work like that of a lot of musicians of the time was still primarily available on 78 rpm discs. 10 inch records were available for a limited time- before the 12 inch LP consolidated its grip on the market- and are highly collectible. The first 10 inch LPs, such as this one, were compilations of songs previously released on 78s.

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