- Number of Discs: 5
- Released: May 5, 1993
- Label: Bear Family
"The yodelling ranger" Hank Snow later changed his moniker to "the singing ranger" when his flexible tenor slipped to a baritone, but on these early recordings he still had quite a yodel. There is plenty of evidence of it on this five-CD box set of Snow's earliest work. Although it doesn't contain many of Snow's most well-known songs, it still shows off plenty of the skill that makes Snow Canada's greatest country artist.
In addition to Snow's early records for RCA Canada, the set also includes a lot of rarities and demos, which should prove interesting to collectors. This material was recorded well before Snow became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, but the gorgeous voice and subtle guitar work that Snow fans love is already in place. While not the best place to start exploring this artist, YODELLING RANGER is a fascinating and comprehensive look at Snow's early career.