Snow in Hawaii [Compilation]

Snow in Hawaii [Compilation]

by Hank SnowHank Snow

CD(German Import)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2008
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127164292
catalogNumber: 2716429
Rank: 76271

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
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   Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano,Vibes
William Matthews   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Neal Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joseph W. Tanner   Guitar
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
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
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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