Snow South of the Border

Snow South of the Border

by Hank Snow
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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 South of the Border includes 33 tracks recorded throughout his career (1943-1978), and show him excelling at the Anglicized version of Mexican ranchera music that was popular in country music during the '50s and '60s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127164308
catalogNumber:
2716430
Rank:
65607

Tracks

  1. Spanish Fire Ball
  2. Nuevo Laredo
  3. Adios Amigo
  4. Caribbean
  5. Maria Elena
  6. Vaya Con Dios
  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
  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
  23. My Sweet Conchita
  24. Vaya Con Dios
  25. New Spanish Two Step
  26. Calypso Sweetheart
  27. La Cucaracha
  28. Rose of the Rio
  29. Sleepy Rio Grande
  30. The Rhumba Boogie
  31. Spanish Fire Ball
  32. Cuba Rhumba
  33. Caribbean

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Snow   Primary Artist
Chet Atkins   Electric Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Hank Garland   Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Anita Kerr   Choir, Chorus
Grady Martin   Guitar
Bobby Wood   Piano
Anita Carter   Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter   Choir, Chorus
Will Ackerman   Drums
Anita Kerr Singers   Choir, Chorus
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Harold Bradley   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
June Carter Cash   Choir, Chorus
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Roy Christensen   Cello
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Solie Fott   Violin
Ralph Gallant   Drums
Melvin Gentry   Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Charles Randolph Grean   Bass
Buddy Harman   Drums
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Jim Isbell   Drums
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
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Robert Chubby Wise   Fiddle
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
Farris Coursey   Drums
Jack Shook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden   Fiddle
Helen Carter   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Hale III Talbot   Steel Guitar,Electric Banjo
Jerry G. Kennedy   Guitar
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes   Organ,Piano,Vibes
Chernet   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Harold E. Cruthirds   Cello
James "Sleepy" McDaniels   Bass
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Donald Slayman   Fiddle
Joseph W. Tanner   Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass
Martin Kathan   Violin
Eugene "Johnny" Beaudoin   Steel Guitar
Teddy Miller   Bass
Richard Farrell Morris   Marimbas

Technical Credits

Sheb Wooley   Composer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Hank Snow   Producer
Wayne Johnson   Composer
Chester B. Atkins   Producer,Overdub Producer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Chuck Glaser   Producer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Ronnie Light   Producer,Overdub Producer
Steve Sholes   Producer
L.E. White   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Rusty Keefer   Composer
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Louise Massey   Composer
Mitchell Torok   Composer
Clarence E. Snow   Composer
Dave Samuelson   Liner Notes
Don Sheldon   Composer
Lorenzo Barcelata   Composer
S.K. Russell   Composer
Luis Mars   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Jack Fortune   Composer
Dan Welch   Composer
Dan Welsh   Composer
Ramona Redd   Composer
Christian Zwarg   Mastering
Buddy Pepper   Composer
Inez James   Composer
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Walter W. Fuchs   Reissue Producer
Lee Penny   Composer

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