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Hank Garland & Sugar Footers
Hank Garland, Sugar Footers
Hank Garland & Sugar Footers
Genres: Country, Jazz, Pop
 
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Renowned session guitarist who played on many hits by Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers & many more. In 1949, Hank played on Red Foley's Sugarfoot Rag, and suddenly the world took notice of this incredible 18...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hank Garland, Sugar Footers
Title: Hank Garland & Sugar Footers
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Release Date: 6/27/1994
Genres: Country, Jazz, Pop
Style: Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790051155513

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Renowned session guitarist who played on many hits by Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers & many more. In 1949, Hank played on Red Foley's Sugarfoot Rag, and suddenly the world took notice of this incredible 18 year-old guitar prodigy. He was signed to Decca, and this set comprises his Decca sides from 1949 to 1951 and his 1957 Chic session. A 1961 road accident left Hank Garland unable to play cut short one of the most promising careers in country music.

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CD Reviews

An American master musician
04/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most folks have heard Hank's work without realizing it on countless pop country tunes as one of the three monster session guitarists of the 50's (Grady Martin and Chet Atkins being the other two) . A fine retrospective showcasing his astonishing flatpicking speed (Sugar Foot Rag, 7th and Union) as well as his fine jazz chops (E String Rag). Always tasteful, yet every bit the peer of speedpickers like Jimmy Bryant and Joe Maphis."
A jazz giant
. | Chicago, IL USA | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Garland is not 'good at jazz for a country guy', he's jazz all the way, and one of the best,(actually, my favorite). Garland manages to play rings around most guitarists, and yet never show off or use any chops tricks.It's all musical, and with the most beautiful tone. This is earlier stuff than 'Move', less sophisticated,more country, less jazzy. You need both this and 'Move' to get an idea of the music Garland mastered."