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Blues for My Blues Eyes

Hank Snow

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Album Review

Blues for My Blue Eyes features 23 songs by Hank Snow originally recorded for RCA Victor in the '40s and '50s. While this collection isn't a complete summary of his biggest hits, it does spotlight many enjoyable tracks not normally found on most compilations, especially Snow's versions of several tracks made popular by his idol, Jimmie Rodgers.

Biography

Born: 09 May 1914 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada

Genre: Country

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Canada's greatest contribution to country music, Hank Snow was famous for his "traveling" songs. It's no wonder. At age 12 he ran away from his Nova Scotia home and joined the Merchant Marines, working as a cabin boy and laborer for four years. Once back on shore, he listened to Jimmie Rodgers records and started playing in public, building up a following in Halifax. His original nickname, the Yodelling Ranger, was modified to the Singing Ranger when his high voice changed to the great baritone that...
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