Hank Snow

Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. Most popular in the 1950s, he had a career that 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.

Snow was an accomplished songwriter whose clear, baritone voice expressed 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 youngster, he endured extreme poverty, beatings and psychological abuse as well as physically punishing labour during the Great Depression. Through it all, his musically talented mother provided the emotional support he needed to pursue his dream of becoming a famous entertainer like his idol, the country star, Jimmie Rodgers.

As a performer of traditional country music, Snow won numerous 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 in a province where his fans still see him as an inspirational figure who triumphed over personal adversity to become one of the most influential artists in all of country music.

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: vocalist, guitar, composer, leader, yodeling, songwriter

Notes: Frequent subcredit: "The Singing Ranger," and "The Yodeling Ranger." Born Clarence Eugene Snow. Frequent subcredit: "The Singing Ranger," and "The Yodeling Ranger." Clarence Eugene Snow, frequently C.E. Snow

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E0VB-4044 10-in. 3/28/1950 Paving the highway with tears Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E0VB-4045 10-in. 3/28/1950 I'm moving on Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
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 leader, instrumentalist, guitar, 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 songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5833 10-in. 10/22/1950 Unwanted sign upon your heart Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
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 9292 10-in. 12/18/1945 No golden tomorrow ahead Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor 9537 10-in. 12/2/1947 Within this broken heart of mine Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor 9540 10-in. 12/2/1947 My two timin' woman Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor 9541 10-in. 12/2/1947 Wasted love Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor 9544 10-in. 12/2/1947 Somewhere along life's highway Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0375 10" 1/28/1951 I'm movin' on no. 2 Homer and Jethro Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E1VB-0906 10" 1/26/1951 Down the trail of achin' hearts Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male-female vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-0907 10" 1/26/1951 Bluebird island Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male-female 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
Victor D9VB-0401 10-in. 3/8/1949 The star spangled waltz Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0402 10-in. 3/8/1949 Nobody's child Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0403 10-in. 3/8/1949 The law of love Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0404 10-in. 3/8/1949 The blind boy's dog Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, composer  
Victor D9VB-0407 10-in. 3/8/1949 Marriage vow Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Snow, Hank," accessed January 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356166.

Snow, Hank. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356166.

"Snow, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 January 2022.

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