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Hank Snow Snow South Of The Border

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Hank Snow: Snow South Of The Border

1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 23-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 85 mns.

August 1950: an era when pop music flirted with Latin American mambos and sambas and country music couldn't get enough boogie woogies. Hank Snow was still riding high on his breakthrough American single I'm Moving On, and RCA Victor expected the singer to follow up this chart-topper with another clever original for his upcoming Nashville session. As it turned out, Snow brought two.

"On the road I would ride with Hank and we would swap off driving," his steel player Joe Talbot told Dr. Charles Wolfe. "That summer when he wrote this, he got in, threw his coat up in the back, and began to work it out." Before long Snow completed a saga about the now-immortal Madame Lasonga, "who was teaching la conga in her little cabana in old Havana, while we were doing The Charleston and Balling The Jack, and then that old Black Bottom 'til they started The Jitterbug Rag."

A clever union of two musical trends, The Rhumba Boogie was light years away from the Jimmie Rodgers blues and wistful sentimental ballads that brought Snow fame across Canada. "We discussed whether or not it was any good," Talbot added. Apparently it was, because Snow kicked off his first post-I'm Movin' On session with The Rhumba Boogie. It wasn't released right away. RCA Victor chose its sessionmate, The Golden Rocket, for Snow's next single, probably because resembled the still-popular I'm Moving On. In retrospect, RCA Victor made a wise choice; The Golden Rocket shot up the charts and became yet another enduring Snow standard.

But in January 1951 a Tennessee duo showed RCA that country record buyers were ready for more than a steady diet of boogies and ballads. Johnnie and Jack, who seldom took anything seriously, laid a Latin beat on top of Poison Love, an otherwise unexceptional country song. When that record shot to #4 on 'Billboard's' country chart, it paved the way for Hank Snow and Madame Lasonga. Released in February 1951, The Rhumba Boogie clung to the country chart for six months, two of them at #1.

As a young singer in eastern Canada, Snow created a romanticized vision of life along the south Texas border, even though he never ventured beyond Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. As early as May 1943, he composed Rose Of The Rio, a love song to an idyllic senorita, using a melody with some unexpectedly sophisticated chords.

After joining the Grand Ole Opry in January 1950, Snow began reaching his creative and commercial peak. While the majority of his recordings were straightforward country, he sporadically returned to Latin themes and rhythms. Dan Welch's Spanish Fire Ball was a Top 3 country hit in June 1953, while Sheb Wooley's novelty When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon reached #6 six months later.

After Panamama failed to click, RCA Victor scaled back on releasing Latin-flavored numbers like My Sweet Conchita in favor of surefire ballads like I Don't Hurt Anymore and Let Me Go, Lover. Snow cut Cy Coben's Cuba Rhumba in 1953, but RCA shelved it for more than a year. Along with Mitchell Torok's Caribbean, Coben's novelty surfaced on Snow's first 12" LP, 'Just Keep A-Movin'.' Snow later revived it for his 1967 'Spanish Fire Ball' LP. Encouraged by Chet Atkins and others, Snow began recording acoustic guitar instrumentals in 1953. "Unlike a lot of popular singers, who seldom if ever really played guitar on their sessions, Hank routinely did, all the way from subtle rhythm counterparts to single-string solos," Charles Wolfe wrote. On the surface, his flatpicking style seemed deceptively simple, but Nashville's top guitarists found it nearly impossible to duplicate. Snow's instrumental repertoire was surprisingly diverse, ranging from 18th century parlor standards to vintage pop like Twelfth Street Rag and Wabash Blues to contemporary country fare. They also included Latin specialties like La Cucaracha and El Rancho Grande, along with more recent fare like Vaya Con Dios and Bob Wills' New Spanish Two Step, both appearing here as solo showcases and duets with Chet Atkins.

​1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 23-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 85 mns


 

Songs

Hank Snow - Snow South Of The Border Medium 1
1: Spanish Fire Ball
2: Nuevo Laredo
3: Adios Amigo
4: Caribbean
5: Maria Elena
6: Vaya Con Dios (instrumental)
7: Blue Rose Of The Rio
8: Cuba Rhumba
9: Senorita Rosalita
10: The Rhumba Boogie
11: Rose Of Old Monterey
12: Jamaica Farewell
13: Vaya Con Dios (instrumental)
14: My Adobe Hacienda
15: Limbo Rock
16: Poison Love
17: The Seashores Of Old Mexico
18: The Mysterious Lady From St. Martinique
19: Jamaica Farewell
20: When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon
21: Panamama
22: El Rancho Grande (instrumental)
23: My Sweet Conchita
24: Vaya Con Dios
25: New Spanish Two Step (instrumental)
26: Calypso Sweetheart
27: La Cucaracha (instrumental)
28: Rose Of The Rio
29: Sleepy Rio Grande (instrumental)
30: The Rhumba Boogie
31: Spanish Fire Ball
32: Cuba Rhumba
33: Caribbean  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Hank Snow: Snow South Of The Border

  • Interpret: Hank Snow

  • Albumtitel: Snow South Of The Border

  • Format CD
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Concept / Tribute / Theme Albums
  • Music Sub-Genre 003 Concept/Tribute/Theme Albums
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Snow South Of The Border
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code AR
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 4000127164308

  • weight in Kg 0.200
 
 

Artist description "Snow, Hank"

Hank Snow

Before 22-year-old Hank Snow auditioned at the Montreal offices of RCA Victor's Canadian Division in October 1936, Repertoire and Recording Manager A.H. 'Hugh' Joseph asked if he had any original songs. "Friends, I told him a little white lie," Snow recalled in his 1994 autobiography. "I said yes, I have two good songs that I have just written."

Giving the budding recording artist the address of an old church RCA was temporarily using as a studio, Joseph told him to appear there at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Although elated by this opportunity, Snow now worried about those two non-existent originals he promised to have ready. Returning to his hotel room, he wrote a Jimmie Rodgers pastiche titled Lonesome Blue Yodel and a convoluted ballad about a cowboy singer turned outlaw. While no lyrical masterpiece, Prisoned Cowboy became an auspicious start to a recording career stretching across six decades. It also reflected Snow's lifelong fascination with the American and Canadian West – romantic places he only dreamed about during his Nova Scotia childhood.

At age 12 Snow escaped an abusive stepfather's wrath by signing on as a cabin boy on a fishing schooner. For the next four years, the slight-statured youth endured grueling conditions in the North Atlantic. On his occasional visits home, he'd wind up his mother's Victrola and repeatedly play Vernon Dalhart's The Prisoner's Song and The Wreck Of The Old 97. Eventually resettling with his sister and her husband in Bluerocks, Nova Scotia, Snow bought his first guitar. Now drawn to the blue yodels of Jimmie Rodgers, he mastered the Singing Brakeman's songs and style.

Prisoned Cowboy and Lonesome Blue Yodel sold enough copies to merit a second session. By now Snow concentrated on songwriting, many of his lyrics built upon sentimental Western themes. Early songs like We Met Down In The Hills Of Old Wyoming, I'll Ride Back To Lonesome Valley and There's A Picture On Pinto's Saddle hardly compared with the vivid Western sagas of Bob Nolan or Stuart Hamblen, but they helped establish a following for 'Hank, The Yodeling Ranger.' The Texas Cowboy, recorded in February 1939, was one of Snow's livelier early efforts. Its spoken introduction gives us an idea of Snow's formative broadcasts on Canadian radio.

Snow's ten sessions for Canadian RCA through 1947 included at least one song about Texas or the open range. Not all were written by the singer. Snow learned Bobby Gregory's Riding Along, Singing A Song from a Decca 78 by Denver Darling. Philadelphia promoter and song publisher Jack Howard gave him Tom Grindhart's Blue Ranger. Howard, one of the first Americans to champion Snow's career, booked him into several Philadelphia-area venues during July 1944. He also brought the singer to Wheeling to meet Harry 'Big Slim' McAuliffe, who offered to help Snow land a slot on WWVA's Midnight Jamboree.

Realizing his career could only go so far in Canada, Snow moved to Wheeling. As he did with many other young talents, McAuliffe worked tirelessly on Snow's behalf. Besides bringing him to WWVA, McAuliffe outfitted Snow with the essentials for a traveling stage show, including a trained horse. For the next four years Snow and his troupe zigzagged across the border. But despite his high visibility and popularity in his home country, Snow found it difficult to get any real foothold in America. Hugh Joseph lobbied RCA Victor's New York office to release his best-selling couplings in the United States. Label officials weren't interested, even though a few resourceful American country disc jockeys spun his Canadian Bluebird records to good listener response.

In January 1948 the American Federation of Musicians forbade its members to make recordings. Desperate to maintain a release schedule through the year, RCA Victor turned to Snow's Canadian masters. My Sweet Texas Bluebonnet Queen was released that April, followed two months later by Brand On My Heart. Dallas disc jockey Hal Horton turned Brand On My Heart into a local hit. Its success led Snow to abandon his futile attempt to break into Hollywood; he arrived in Dallas early that fall, his trained horse in tow and only eleven dollars in his pocket.

Joining KRLD's new live showcase Big-D Jamboree, Snow drew sizable crowds in clubs and concerts, but financially these proved to be lean months. Ernest Tubb, himself a Texas expatriate, convinced Snow that Nashville was the place he needed to be.

RCA Victor issued three more Canadian couplings by 'Hank, The Singing Ranger' before the musician's union settled its dispute with the record companies. Though none were national hits, all sold well enough to merit Snow's first American session in March 1949. Eight songs were recorded in Chicago, and Jenny Lou Carson's Marriage Vow became a modest chart success. It gave Tubb enough leverage to bring his friend to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry roster.

Using Tubb's Texas Troubadours for his initial Opry appearances in January 1950, Snow eventually recruited a young, top-flight band, including steel player Joe Talbot and fiddler Tommy Vaden. "Together they created exactly what I wanted for the Hank Snow sound,” he wrote. He brought both musicians to his next RCA Victor session on March 28, 1950. Augmented by Velma Williams on rhythm guitar and Ernie Newton on bass, they recorded four songs including a two-year-old Snow original, I'm Moving On. Released the following month, it stayed on 'Billboard's' country charts for 44 weeks, 21 of them at #1. Snow's next two singles, The Golden Rocket and The Rhumba Boogie, also had lengthy chart runs, both peaking at #1.

Snow also began recording 16" discs for radio stations subscribing to RCA's Thesaurus Transcription Service. Compared to his hit-driven singles, these casually produced transcriptions revealed the scope of Snow's working repertoire. Five Western-themed tracks from these discs appear here: Stuart Hamblen's Texas Plains, Jimmie Rodgers' Yodeling Ranger, Bob Wills' San Antonio Rose, Bob Nolan's Chant Of The Wanderer and a medley of Gene Austin's I'm Coming Home and...

 
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