Snow South of the Bord
(Germany - Import)
2008 release. One of Country Music's most versatile stylists, Hank Snow was as adapt as Latin American rhythms as he was playing straightforward Country music. The 'Rhumba Boogie' clung to Billboard's Country chart for six months in 1951, two of them at #1. When the calypso craze swept the country in 1956, Snow effortlessly adapted Jamaican rhythms into his own style. Not surprisingly, one of Snow's biggest-selling albums was Spanish Fire Ball' a 1967 collection of Latin-flavored material. It revisited several numbers Snow recorded earlier along with mostly familiar standards like 'Nuevo Laredo' and 'Maria Elena'. This collection features the best tracks from that album along with memorable recordings from every stage of Snow's lengthy career. Besides two versions of his classic 'The Rhumba Boogie', it includes 'Rose of the Rio' from Snow's early Canadian years and hit versions of 'Spanish Fire Ball' and 'When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon'. As a bonus, this album includes many of Snow's distinctive acoustic guitar instrumentals, including several duets with Chet Atkins. 33 tracks. Bear Family.