Hank Snow

The Southern Cannonball

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Hank Snow might not have been quite at the commercial height of his career when he released The Southern Cannonball, but he certainly wasn't giving up on making consistently engaging albums. (Containing two classic Jimmie Rodgers' songs with the ballad "My Blue Eyed Jane" and the railroad tale of "The Southern Cannonball" is proof enough of that.) The instrumental "Under the Double Eagle" is another fine example of the guitar virtuosity for which Snow rarely receives sufficient credit. Snow's penchant for Spanish rhythms and melodies comes through once again in "Panamama," and the very strong ballad "There Wasn't an Organ at Our Wedding" help make this just another in the line of very listenable Hank Snow albums.

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