Hank Snow

Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music singer and songwriter. Most popular in the 1950s, his career spanned more than 50 years. He recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number-one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket", and "The Rhumba Boogie"; and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.

As a songwriter he dealt with a wide range of emotions including the joys of freedom and travel as well as the anguish of tortured love. His music was rooted in his beginnings in small-town Nova Scotia where, as a frail, 80-pound (36 kg) youngster, he endured extreme poverty, physical and psychological abuse as well as physically punishing labour during the Great Depression. His mother provided the emotional support and encouraged him to follow his dream of becoming an entertainer like his idol, the country star, Jimmie Rodgers.

Snow won a number of music awards and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Hank Snow Museum in Liverpool, Nova Scotia celebrates his life and work.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 9, 1914 (Liverpool), Died December 20, 1999 (Tennessee)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer, leader, yodeling, songwriter, lyricist

Notes: Real name: Clarence Eugene Snow. Also known as "The Singing Ranger."

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-4042 10-in. 3/28/1950 I cried but my tears were too late Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4043 10-in. 3/28/1950 With this ring I thee wed Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4044 10-in. 3/28/1950 Paving the highway with tears Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4045 10-in. 3/28/1950 I'm moving on Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, leader, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5504 10-in. 8/21/1950 The rhumba boogie Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5505 10-in. 8/21/1950 The golden rocket Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5507 10-in. 8/21/1950 You pass me by Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor E0VB-5833 10-in. 10/22/1950 Unwanted sign upon your heart Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band leader, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5835 10-in. 10/22/1950 Your locket is my broken heart Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-0375 10-in. 1/28/1951 I'm movin' on no. 2 Homer and Jethro Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E1VB-0906 10-in. 1/26/1951 Down the trail of achin' hearts Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Female-male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-0907 10-in. 1/26/1951 Bluebird island Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Female-male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
Victor D9VB-0400 10-in. 3/8/1949 The only rose Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0401 10-in. 3/8/1949 The star spangled waltz Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, composer  
Victor D9VB-0402 10-in. 3/8/1949 Nobody's child Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0403 10-in. 3/8/1949 The law of love Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0404 10-in. 3/8/1949 The blind boy's dog Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0405 10-in. 3/8/1949 I wonder where you are tonight Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0406 10-in. 3/8/1949 The anniversary of my broken heart Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0407 10-in. 3/8/1949 Marriage vow Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
Columbia RHCO4409 10-in. 12/18/1950 The golden rocket Stoney Cooper ; Wilma Lee Cooper String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 8133 10-in. 11/6/1947 Lonesome blue yodel Hank, the Yodeling Ranger Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 8279 10-in. 11/6/1947 We met down in the hills of old Wyoming Hank, the Yodeling Ranger Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 8281 10-in. 11/6/1947 My little Swiss maiden Hank, the Yodeling Ranger Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 8282 10-in. 11/6/1947 Was there ever a pal like you? Hank, the Yodeling Ranger Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Snow, Hank," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356166.

Snow, Hank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356166.

"Snow, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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