Mudcat Café message #152906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16361   Message #152906
Posted By: arkie
22-Dec-99 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: OBIT: Hank Snow Passes
Subject: RE: Hank Snow Passes
Just have to say a word of thanks to my favorite of the three Hanks and my my all-time favorite country singer. Got to see him in person once, on the tour that was introducing Elvis Presley, and since I had gone to see Hank, was a little impatient with all the hype surrounding Elvis. After his performance, Elvis received a polite but mild response from the audience, The audience was there to see Hank, the MC came out and tried to whip a more enthusiastic reponse and wangled an encore. I commented to my cousin that somebody was sure trying to push this cat. It was much later when I learned that he was also under the wing of Col. Parker. Hank did not need the help of the MC to get his encore, and he has certainly left a legacy of wonderful recordings and songs. His golden voice and acoustic guitar picking is still with us. Thanks Mr. Snow.