Hank Snow The Singing Ranger, Volume 3 (12-CD Box Set)

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  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Released: October 27, 1992
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Casey Jones Was His Name
  • 2.Southbound
  • 3.The Streamlined Cannonball
  • 4.Lonesome Whistle
  • 5.Waiting For a Train
  • 6.Wreck of the Number Nine
  • 7.Pan American
  • 8.Big Wheels
  • 9.Ghost Trains
  • 10.Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • 11.The Last Ride
  • 12.The Crazy Engineer
  • 13.One More Ride
  • 14.The Wreck of the Old '97
  • 15.Crazy Little Train of Love
  • 16.Any Old Time
  • 17.Blue Yodel #10
  • 18.Travelin' Blues
  • 19.Never No' Mo' Blues
  • 20.Gambling Polka Dot Blues
  • 21.You and My Old Guitar
  • 22.Roll Along Kentucky Moon
  • 23.Moonlight and Skies
  • 24.One Rose, The (That's Left in My Heart)
  • 25.Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues
  • 26.Down the Old Road to Home
  • 27.I'm Sorry We Met

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Chasin' a Rainbow
  • 2.The Last Ride
  • 3.Doggone That Train
  • 4.Father Time and Mother Love
  • 5.I Heard My Heart Break Last Night
  • 6.Walkin' and Talkin'
  • 7.Rockin' Rollin' Ocean - (with wave effect)
  • 8.Miller's Cave
  • 9.Dreamer's Island
  • 10.The Change of the Tide
  • 11.I'm Movin' On
  • 12.The Golden Rocket
  • 13.My Mother
  • 14.I Don't Hurt Anymore
  • 15.Conscience I'm Guilty
  • 16.I'm Asking For a Friend
  • 17.Bluebird Island
  • 18.Fool Such as I, A (Now and Then There's)
  • 19.Marriage Vow
  • 20.With This Ring I Thee Wed
  • 21.Rockin' Rollin' Ocean - (without wave effect)
  • 22.My Nova Scotia Home
  • 23.The Tramp's Story
  • 24.Life Time Blues
  • 25.Maple Leaves
  • 26.Casey's Washerwoman Boogie - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 27.Hawaiian Sunset - (TRUE instrumental)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Man Who Robbed the Bank at Santa Fe
  • 2.The Man Behind the Gun
  • 3.The Restless One
  • 4.Call of the Wild
  • 5.Laredo (Town of)
  • 6.Way Out There
  • 7.Patanio, The Pride of the Plains
  • 8.The Queen of Draw Poker Town
  • 9.On the Rhythm Range
  • 10.Chant of the Wanderer
  • 11.The Wayward Wind
  • 12.Following the Sun All Day
  • 13.The Texas Plains
  • 14.Patanio, The Pride of the Plains
  • 15.Teardrops in My Heart
  • 16.Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • 17.Heart Break Trail
  • 18.Cool Water
  • 19.Ridin' Home
  • 20.At the Rainbow's End

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)
  • 2.My Memories of You
  • 3.The Wishing Well
  • 4.I Stepped Over the Line
  • 5.Ninety Days
  • 6.The Wedding Picture
  • 7.I've Cried a Mile
  • 8.Listen
  • 9.Friend
  • 10.When Today Is a Long Time Ago
  • 11.Black Diamond
  • 12.Ancient History
  • 13.You're Losing Your Baby
  • 14.You're the Reason
  • 15.It's a Little More Like Heaven
  • 16.I Went to Your Wedding
  • 17.Just a Faded Petal From a Beautiful Bouquet
  • 18.Blue Roses
  • 19.Human
  • 20.Breakfast With the Blues
  • 21.Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts
  • 22.Let Me Go Lover
  • 23.Tangled Mind
  • 24.The Next Voice You Hear
  • 25.Stolen Moments
  • 26.The Gal Who Invented Kissin'
  • 27.The Gold Rush Is Over
  • 28.Just a Faded Petal From a Beautiful Bouquet
  • 29.Letter From Vietnam, A (To Mother)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Poor Little Jimmie
  • 2.Beggar to a King
  • 3.The Count Down
  • 4.Down at the Pawnshop
  • 5.I Know
  • 6.You Take the Future (And I'll Take the Past)
  • 7.Dog Bone
  • 8.If I Try Hard Enough
  • 9.You're Losing Your Baby
  • 10.Poison Love
  • 11.A Legend in My Time
  • 12.Bury Me Deep
  • 13.Fraulein
  • 14.Mansion on the Hill
  • 15.Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On
  • 16.A Petal From a Faded Rose
  • 17.Return to Me
  • 18.That Heart Belongs to Me
  • 19.I'll Go on Alone
  • 20.I Care No More
  • 21.I Love You Because
  • 22.Address Unknown
  • 23.The Rhumba Boogie
  • 24.Music Makin' Mama From Memphis
  • 25.The Change of the Tide
  • 26.These Hands
  • 27.Born For You
  • 28.Late and Great Love, The (Of My Heart)
  • 29.Who Will Answer (Aleluya #1)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.I Promised to John
  • 2.If Today Were Yesterday
  • 3.For Sale
  • 4.Rose of Old Monterey
  • 5.My Adobe Hacienda
  • 6.I Never Will Marry
  • 7.Mockin' Bird Hill
  • 8.No Letter Today
  • 9.I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair
  • 10.If It's Wrong to Love You
  • 11.When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  • 12.Let's Pretend
  • 13.A Pair of Broken Hearts
  • 14.I've Been Everywhere
  • 15.Jamaica Farewell
  • 16.The Blue Canadian Rockies
  • 17.Geisha Girl
  • 18.When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
  • 19.Galway Bay
  • 20.My Filipino Rose
  • 21.Lili Marlene
  • 22.Melba From Melbourne
  • 23.The Atlantic Coastal Line
  • 24.Isle of Sicily
  • 25.The Gypsy and Me
  • 26.I Ain't Been Anywhere

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Sonny Boy
  • 2.Indian Love Call
  • 3.Unchained Melody
  • 4.Beautiful Dreamer
  • 5.My Isle of Golden Dreams
  • 6.Brahms' Lullaby
  • 7.Blue Tango
  • 8.Dark Moon
  • 9.Vaya con Dios
  • 10.In an Old Dutch Garden, By an Old Dutch Mill
  • 11.I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 12.The Convict and the Rose
  • 13.Limbo Rock
  • 14.Hold Me Tight
  • 15.Tammy
  • 16.Jamaica Farewell
  • 17.Everybody Does It in Hawaii
  • 18.I Saw the Light
  • 19.The Green Leaves of Summer
  • 20.Difficult
  • 21.Wheels
  • 22.Tiptoeing
  • 23.The Waltz You Saved For Me
  • 24.Lay My Head Beneath the Rose
  • 25.Whispering Hope
  • 26.Wabash Blues
  • 27.Sentimental Journey
  • 28.Am I Losing You?
  • 29.I Get the Blues When It Rains
  • 30.Sweet Marie
  • 31.Birth of the Blues

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.White Christmas
  • 2.Little Stranger (In a Manger)
  • 3.Christmas Roses
  • 4.Silent Night
  • 5.C-H-R-I-S-T-M-a-S
  • 6.White Christmas
  • 7.Blue Christmas
  • 8.The Reindeer Boogie
  • 9.Frosty the Snowman
  • 10.Christmas Wants
  • 11.Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • 12.God Is My Santa Claus
  • 13.The Christmas Cannonball
  • 14.A Letter to Santa Claus
  • 15.Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 16.The Face on the Barroom Floor
  • 17.Dangerous Dan McGrew
  • 18.The Creamation of Sam McGee
  • 19.The Spell of the Yukon
  • 20.The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill
  • 21.The Ballad of One-Eyed Mike
  • 22.The Ballad of Hard Luck Henry
  • 23.My Friends

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  • 2.I Saw a Man
  • 3.A Rich Man Am I
  • 4.Jesus Wept
  • 5.I'm Moving on to Glory
  • 6.Gloryland March
  • 7.Farther Along
  • 8.Invisible Hands
  • 9.The Last Mile of the Way
  • 10.Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • 11.These Things Shall Pass
  • 12.His Hands
  • 13.What Then
  • 14.The Lord's Way of Sayin' Goodnight
  • 15.Dear Lord, Remember Me
  • 16.I See Jesus
  • 17.My Religion's Not Old Fashioned
  • 18.I'm Glad I'm on the Inside (Looking Out)
  • 19.The Runt
  • 20.How Big Is God
  • 21.Shop Worn
  • 22.A Man Who Is Wise
  • 23.This Train
  • 24.I'll Go Marching Into Glory
  • 25.I'd Rather Be on the Inside Looking Out
  • 26.Lord It's Me Again
  • 27.Lord I Do Believe
  • 28.A Rich Man Am I
  • 29.What Then

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Learnin' a New Way of Life
  • 2.Wildflower
  • 3.Little Joe
  • 4.The Color Song
  • 5.A
  • 6.Your Little Band of Gold
  • 7.The Prisoner's Dream
  • 8.The Answer to 'Little Blossom'
  • 9.There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
  • 10.Old Rover
  • 11.Mother I Thank You (For the Bible You Gave)
  • 12.The Prisoner's Song
  • 13.Walking the Last Mile
  • 14.Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair
  • 15.Lonesome 7-7203
  • 16.She Wears My Ring
  • 17.White Silver Sands
  • 18.Trouble in Mind
  • 19.Mary Ann Regrets
  • 20.Six Days on the Road
  • 21.Bumming Around
  • 22.From a Jack to a King
  • 23.Gonna Find Me a Bluebird
  • 24.Sweet Lies
  • 25.In the Misty Moonlight
  • 26.Handcuffed to Love
  • 27.What More Can I Say?
  • 28.I Wish My Heart Could Talk

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.Hula Love
  • 2.Cry My Guitar, Cry On
  • 3.Beyond the Reef
  • 4.To You My Sweetheart, Aloha
  • 5.Oahu Rose
  • 6.Blue For Old Hawaii
  • 7.Don't Sing Aloha When I Go
  • 8.Hawaiian Cowboy
  • 9.My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii
  • 10.On the Beach in Waikiki
  • 11.Tradewinds
  • 12.Hawaiian Sunset (Instrumental)
  • 13.Pearly Shells
  • 14.On That Old Hawaiian Shore With You
  • 15.Now Is the Hour
  • 16.Tears in the Tradewinds
  • 17.King's Serenade (Instrumental)
  • 18.Whispering Tradewinds, The (Instrumental)
  • 19.Spanish Fireball
  • 20.'Cross the Brazos at Waco
  • 21.El Paso
  • 22.Caribbean
  • 23.Senorita Rosalita
  • 24.Cuba Rhumba
  • 25.Nuevo Laredo
  • 26.Vaya con Dios
  • 27.Blue Rose of the Rio
  • 28.Maria Elena
  • 29.Among My Souveniors (Instrumental)

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Miami Snow
  • 2.Springtime in the Rockies
  • 3.Blossoms in the Springtime
  • 4.At the First Fall of Snow
  • 5.Snowbird
  • 6.The Seasons
  • 7.Roses in the Snow
  • 8.Flying South
  • 9.January
  • 10.You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May
  • 11.Peach Picking Time in Georgia
  • 12.All Night Cafe
  • 13.The Tip of My Fingers
  • 14.He Dropped the World in My Hands
  • 15.Blue, Blue Day
  • 16.It Kinda Reminds Me of Me
  • 17.All the Time
  • 18.Blue Side of Lonesome
  • 19.There Goes My Everything
  • 20.Once More You're Mine Again
  • 21.A Million and One
  • 22.Green, Green Grass of Home
  • 23.A Wound Time Can't Erase
  • 24.I Just Wanted to Know (How the Wind Was Blowing)
  • 25.Cure For the Blues
  • 26.That's When the Hurtin' Sets In
  • 27.Rome Wasn't Build in a Day
  • 28.The Name of the Game Was Love
  • 29.Adios Amigo

Product Description:

Includes a 44-page booklet with liner notes by Charles Wolfe, photos and a discography.
DISC 10 continued:
6. Your Little Band Of Gold
7. Prisoner's Dream, The
8. Answer To 'Little Blossom', The
9. There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
10. Old Rover
11. Mother I Thank You (For The Bible You Gave)
12. Prisoner's Song, The
13. Walking The Last Mile
14. Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair
15. Lonesome 7-7203
16. She Wears My Ring
17. White Silver Sands
18. Trouble In Mind
19. Mary Ann Regrets
20. Six Days On The Road
21. Bumming Around
22. From A Jack To A King
23. Gonna Find Me A Bluebird
24. Sweet Lies
25. In The Misty Moonlight
26. Handcuffed To Love
27. What More Can I Say?
28. I Wish My Heart Could Talk
DISC 11:
1. Hula Love
2. Cry My Guitar, Cry On
3. Beyond The Reef
4. To You My Sweetheart, Aloha
5. Oahu Rose
6. Blue For Old Hawaii
7. Don't Sing Aloha When I Go
8. Hawaiian Cowboy
9. My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
10. On The Beach In Waikiki
11. Tradewinds
12. Hawaiian Sunset (instrumental)
13. Pearly Shells
14. On That Old Hawaiian Shore With You
15. Now Is The Hour
16. Tears In The Tradewinds
17. King's Serenade (instrumental)
18. Whispering Tradewinds, The (instrumental)
19. Spanish Fireball
20. 'Cross The Brazos At Waco
21. El Paso
22. Caribbean
23. Senorita Rosalita
24. Cuba Rhumba
25. Nuevo Laredo
26. Vaya Con Dios
27. Blue Rose Of The Rio
28. Maria Elena
29. Among My Souveniors (instrumental)
DISC 12:
1. Miami Snow
2. Springtime In The Rockies
3. Blossoms In The Springtime
4. At The First Fall Of Snow
5. Snowbird
6. Seasons, The
7. Roses In The Snow
8. Flying South
9. January
10. You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May
11. Peach Picking Time In Georgia
12. All Night Cafe
13. Tip Of My Fingers, The
14. He Dropped The World In My Hands
15. Blue, Blue Day
16. It Kinda Reminds Me Of Me
17. All The Time
18. Blue Side Of Lonesome
19. There Goes My Everything
20. Once More You're Mine Again
21. Million And One, A
22. Green, Green Grass Of Home
23. A Wound Time Can't Erase
24. I Just Wanted To Know (How The Wind Was Blowing)
25. Cure For The Blues
26. That's When The Hurtin' Sets In
27. Rome Wasn't Build In A Day
28. Name Of The Game Was Love, The
29. Adios Amigo
This is the third collection of Hank Snow's recordings issued by Bear Family, and covers a period not generally considered to encompass his biggest hit-making years (1958-1969, with some tracks from 1974 added for perverse measure). Yet he still managed to record some 320 songs, own two radio stations and two publishing companies, and open a music store and a music school! This third box set in the Snow legacy is staggering in scope. It contains 12 CDs, packed full, a book of rare interview dialogue with Snow, complete session works, and so many rare photographs they will leave the prospective buyer agape. The sound is pristine and painstakingly mastered, and the presentation is sublime. This is one of those sets that Bear Family does -- like the other two -- that makes a music fan wonder why other companies even bother to reissue archival material at all. As for the music itself, along with some of the most adventurous material Snow ever recorded, there are 14 completely unissued tracks --12 from the years that span the time frame of the box and two from a 1974 session added as a bonus. These were the years that Snow felt perhaps the most conflicted about the changes in Nashville, but nonetheless tried to ride the countrypolitan wave without selling his soul. By the sound of these masters, he was very successful. Along with his entire second tribute to Jimmie Rodgers called Hank Snow Sings Jimmie Rodgers Songs (with clarinet and trumpet to add to the author's jazz arrangements, from which, fantastically, no singles were ever issued), there are also two year's worth of material, from both 1959 and 1960, where Snow never recorded anything but singles! These tracks include Leon Payne's "I Heard My Heart Break Last Night," J.D. Loudermilk's "Father Time and Mother Love," Ted Harris' "Chasin' a Rainbow," "The Last Ride," "The Tramp's Story," and Cowboy Jack Clement's "The Man Behind the Gun," as well as some stunning instrumentals for B-sides, like "Hawaiian Sunset" and "Casey's Washerwoman Boogie" (with the Rainbow Ranch Boys). Also included is one of the most moving of Snow's originals, co-written with M.I. MacIntyre, called "My Nova Scotia Home."
But it was in the year that Snow began recording albums again that things really got interesting for a number of reasons: first, his -- and Chet Atkins' -- choice in material for the period, and second, the variety of settings Snow found himself working in. Among the most satisfying and revelatory examples of his ability to put country-styled R&B across with a stripped-down band of just himself and Sleepy McDaniels on bass are "Life Time Blues" and "Sleepy Maple Leaves." The bigger-band material is also phenomenal, when one considers that Atkins was hiring people like Tompall Glaser, Velma Smith, Howard White, and Roy Huskey to play on Snow's sessions that early on. There are the usual barflies as well, among them Floyd Cramer, Chubby Wise, Gene Martin, and Doug Kirkham, too. Materially, from Payne's "I Love You Because" and Don Gibson's "A Legend in My Time" to "Fraulein," Marty Robbins' "I'll Go on Alone," and Webb Pierce's "That Heart Belongs to Me," Snow was deepening the grain of his country music background with slicker players. And it makes for an interesting dichotomy. But Snow was not immune to the 1960s. As the years roll on, listeners hear the sessions becoming more and more complex and the material expanding to include borderline pop songs. The rub is that Snow's voice was so fine in interpreting them, and in capturing their grain inside his own. There is Lieber & Stoller material here in "The Man Who Robbed the Bank at Santa Fe," as well as Billy and Bud Mize's "Call of the Wild," Marvin Rainwater's "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird," Buddy Knox's "Hula Love," Loudermilk's darkness-drenched "Break My Mind," John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" (a great version, too), an album of material by the poet Robert Service (!), a choogling little Christmas album, and the best train song album ever made. Along with these aberrations are the classic cowboy songs, train songs, love songs, geographical ballads and anthems, and historically sound country tunes that built the stature of the music. Snow was entrenched but had an open mind -- more open than most, anyway. Ultimately, the '60s proved to be fertile for Snow, more fertile than he could have imagined at the time, partially because he was frighteningly engaged in living it, and partially because he didn't experience the same chart success he had in the '50s, though it was by no means a failed run commercially. These recordings help to fill out the portrait of one of the most vital artists to ever make it out of Nashville, and who remained true to his country roots to the end, no matter how adventurous and experimental his muse got. This is essential Snow, anyway you cut it. ~ Thom Jurek
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