• Hank SNOW - Blues For My Blue Eyes

Hank Snow’s singing and song-writing is hallmarked by a sentimental and sometimes melancholic style, a reflection of his earliest musical influences and the circumstances of his upbringing. This collection focuses on that reflective, ‘bluesy’ side of Hank, significantly with a number of Jimmie Rodgers’ songs like "My Good Gal’s Gone" and "Mississippi River Blues". There is also a ‘blue-eyes’ theme, including "I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes" (from the Carter Family and a 1944 hit for Gene Autry), and the beautiful "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain". This latter song, from the pen of Fred Rose, was to become a massive hit for Willie Nelson in 1975, and it is easy to suppose that Nelson drew some inspiration from an earlier Snow interpretation. Incidentally, the two artists are also linked by their proficiency on, and preference for, the acoustic guitar; Hank’s agility abounds on this set, not least on the instrumental "Wabash Blues", although he is content to play rhythm behind his band on "Bye Bye Blues". Two other tracks worth mentioning: Hank gives a strictly Country interpretation of the classic Blues "Trouble In Mind", and the same on Ivory Joe Hunter’s 1950 R&B hit "I Almost Lost

Also Available By Hank Snow JASMCD3531, JASMCD3556

Track Listing

1. YOU NEARLY LOSE YOUR MIND
2. I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
3. TROUBLE IN MIND
4. BLUE YODEL NO. 12
5. NEVER NO MO' BLUES
6. BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN
7. TOO MANY TEARS
8. FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
9. I ALMOST LOST MY MIND
10. THESE TEARS ARE NOT FOR YOU
11. BLUE ROSE OF THE RIO
12. MISSISSIPPI RIVER BLUES
13. WABASH BLUES
14. ANNIVERSARY BLUE YODEL
15. MY BLUE EYED JANE
16. MY GOOD GAL'S GONE
17. THOSE BLUE EYES DON'T SPARKLE ANYMORE
18. NINETY-NINE YEAR BLUES
19. BLUE CHRISTMAS
20. TRAVELLIN' BLUES
21. BLUE DREAMS
22. TUCK AWAY MY LONESOME BLUES
23. BYE BYE BLUES

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/11/2000
UPC Bar Code No 604988352221

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Hank SNOW - Blues For My Blue Eyes

  • Product Code: JASMCD 3522
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