90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hank Williams' Mother's Best Recordings

In 1951, at the height of his popularity, country star Hank Williams hosted a live radio show from Nashville. The show is legendary among country fans both because Williams played many of his hit songs on it, but also because the country legend revealed insights from his personal life to his adoring fans.

After Williams’ death, recordings of the show were lost and forgotten at the station in which they were recorded. Since then, the recordings have come to light and have been compiled on a mammoth 16 CD collection, “The Hank Williams Complete Mother’s Best Recordings… Plus.” Watch a short preview documentary on the story of the new collection below.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 24 7 Comments

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

That's according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

July 24 6 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot's namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.