Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers

Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers

by Hank Garland

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Overview

Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers

The best of Hank Garland's solo sides from the late '40s and early '50s, featuring his signature tune, "Sugarfoot Rag," and 19 others equally abounding with hot guitar passages. Highlights also include the Red Foley-sung version of "Sugarfoot Rag" (on which Garland played lead guitar), cut some three months after his own version; half a dozen selections sung with varying degrees of success by Garland (among them Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On"), who primarily imitated established vocalists like Hank Snow and Floyd Tillman; and a surprisingly lively and bold version of the bluegrass instrumental "Billy In the Low Ground" (issued as "Lowdown Billy") for electric guitar. The set is rounded out with two never-issued solo sides cut in 1957 for the tiny Chic label. Some of country's best guitar work, and Garland's all too rare solo outings, are right here for the listening. ~ Cub Koda & Bruce Eder

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127155511
catalogNumber: 15551
Rank: 44506

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Garland   Primary Artist,Guitar
Red Foley   Track Performer
Mark Wilder   Dubs
Jack Shook   Track Performer
Dottie Dillard   Track Performer
Bernardo Cosachov   Dubs
Jimmy Selph   Rhythm Guitar
Donald D. Davis   Steel Guitar
Eddie Crosby and His Sugarfoot Shufflers   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hank Garland   Composer,Producer
Anton Karas   Composer
Ernest Ernie Newton   Contributor
Mark Wilder   Disc Dub
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Bernardo Cosachov   Disc Dub
Hoffman Nienburg   Art Direction
Hoffmann Nienburg   Artwork
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Richard Weinze   Reissue Producer
Adrien Dupuy   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Thomas Lee   Contributor
Paul Cohen   Producer

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