Hank Snow Plays Guitar: The Instrumental Side of Hank


Whilst it is clear that as a guitarist Hank Snow was not in the same league as, say, Chet Atkins, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Joe Maphis or Jimmy Bryant, he was well-respected for his art. Certainly his record label, RCA, would never have allowed him to play on all his sessions had he been less than thoroughly competent – studio time was money and woe betide record producers if they allowed their artists to waste it. Even more proof-positive of his skills is the fact that over the years RCA issued a number of guitar instrumental albums by Hank Snow, starting in 1957 with “Country Guitar”, and that master musician Chet Atkins bestowed the honour of recording a guitar album with him in 1964, “Reminiscing”, and again in 1969, “By Special Request”.Whether you listen to this collection as a guitarist or as a Hank Snow / Country music fan, you won’t be disappointed.

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1. Hilo March
2. Twelfth Street Rag
3. Wabash Blues
4. Birth Of The Blues
5. In An Old Dutch Garden
6. Sentimental Journey
7. Over The Waves
8. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
9. San Antonio Rose
10. I Was Sorta Wonderin’
11. When You And I Were Young Maggie
12. Rhumba Boogie
13. Caribbean
14. Anniversary Blue Yodel (Blue Yodel No 7)
15. Blue Rose Of The Rio
16. Among My Souvenirs
17. Music Makin’ Mama From Memphis Tennessee
18. Confused With The Blues
19. Golden River
20. Do Right Daddy Blues
21. I Almost Lost My Mind
22. Tangled Mind
23. Loose Talk
24. That Heart Belongs To Me
25. Texas Plains
26. Beaumont Ride