Snow in Hawaii [Compilation]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Hank Snow often misses out when the greatest country & western singers of all time are surveyed, but he was certainly one of the best. A Canadian transplant, he understood the desolate life of the Southwest deeply, and evoked it perfectly. (Even though he grew up in Nova Scotia, he spent most of his adolescence on a fishing boat.) His deep, steady warble resisted most attempts at crossover, but he used it perfectly; it's no coincidence that Willie Nelson, who often phrased closer to blues or jazz than country, loved him and recorded a full album with Snow in 1985. Bear Family has surveyed Snow's studio career over a series of box sets -- including no less than 20 discs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Hank Snow often misses out when the greatest country & western singers of all time are surveyed, but he was certainly one of the best. A Canadian transplant, he understood the desolate life of the Southwest deeply, and evoked it perfectly. (Even though he grew up in Nova Scotia, he spent most of his adolescence on a fishing boat.) His deep, steady warble resisted most attempts at crossover, but he used it perfectly; it's no coincidence that Willie Nelson, who often phrased closer to blues or jazz than country, loved him and recorded a full album with Snow in 1985. Bear Family has surveyed Snow's studio career over a series of box sets -- including no less than 20 discs just for the American-based, major-label recordings that began in 1950 with his hit "I'm Movin' On" -- but they also offered a series of four thematic compilations in 2008 for those who want a steady middle ground (more music than the hits compilations offer, but less than the completist route). In total, they serve as a good portrait of Snow's great career, although they bypass the straight country and honky tonk material he did so well. Snow in Hawaii includes 28 Hawaiian songs, recorded throughout his career (1941-1978), and includes all of his lone Hawaiian full-length from 1967 (titled the same as this collection). Snow had a few hits with Hawaiian material, including "Tradewinds" (a song he wrote), but most of these songs were relegated to B-sides or album filler. Still, Snow understood the Hawaiian influence in country music from a young age -- he was playing a steel guitar bought by his mother before he reached his teenage years. Snow in Hawaii may not be a critical compilation for most overviews of Hank Snow's career, but it offers a good snapshot of a great artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127164292
  • Catalog Number: 2716429
  • Sales rank: 104,824

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hank Snow Primary Artist
Chet Atkins Guitar, Leader
Hank Garland Guitar
Johnny Gimble Fiddle, Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Anita Kerr Choir, Chorus
Bobby Wood Piano
Anita Carter Vocals
Will Ackerman Drums
The Anita Kerr Singers Choir, Chorus
Byron Bach Cello
Brenton Banks Violin
Harold Bradley Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Lightnin' Chance Bass
Marvin Chantry Viola
Solie Fott Violin
Ralph Gallant Drums
Melvin Gentry Steel Guitar
Dennis Good Horn
Charles Randolph Grean Bass
Buddy Harman Drums
Herman Harper Choir, Chorus
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
Lillian Hunt Violin
Millie Kirkham Choir, Chorus
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Kayton Roberts Steel Guitar
Randy Scruggs Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Shook Rhythm Guitar
Robert Chubby Wise Fiddle
Joe Zinkan Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
William Puett Horn
Byron Walls Choir, Chorus
Culley Holt Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Akira Nagai Violin
Jack Shook Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden Fiddle
Jerry Reed Hubbard Guitar
Ray C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Joseph Hale III Talbot Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes Piano, Vibes
William Matthews Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
Velma E. Williams Smith Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joseph W. Tanner Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass
Martin Kathan Violin
Eugene "Johnny" Beaudoin Steel Guitar
Teddy Miller Bass
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Hank Snow Contributor
Mel Tillis Composer
Buddy Knox Arranger, Composer
Chester B. Atkins Producer
Cliff Friend Composer
Chuck Glaser Producer
Mack Gordon Composer
Ronnie Light Producer
Steve Sholes Producer
Stephen H. Sholes Producer
Clarence E. Snow Composer
Dave Samuelson Liner Notes
John Kalapana Composer
Elsie McWilliams Composer
Harry Owens Composer
Betty Rose Composer
Dusty Rose Composer
Clement Scott Composer
Jean Sopha Composer
Dorothy Stewart Composer
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Erich Hülsenbeck Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Maewa Kaihan Composer
Walter W. Fuchs Reissue Producer
Emma Johnson Composer
Léon Pober Composer
Susan Heather Composer
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