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Thread #118560   Message #2564085
Posted By: M.Ted
11-Feb-09 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Hank Garland's counry guitar sound
Subject: RE: Hank Garland's counry guitar sound
Well, Hank and Chet, on that, but your point is well taken.

No doubt that HG was a great and influential jazz guitarist, but his solo licks on all those Nashville recordings are his greatest contribution to American music. There is Sugarfoot Rag, of course, and Patsy Cline stuff like "I Fall to Pieces" and "Crazy", and Elvis stuff, like "Little Sister", and "Jingle Bell Rock", which he wrote, but never received credit for. Also on "Bye,Bye Love" and"Wake Up Little Suzie" with Don and Phil, and on "Only the Lonely" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" with Roy--but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

I've looked around for a listing of the records that he did, but no one seems to have published anything like that--the studio logbooks do exist, and there are still a lot who worked with him that are still around, but people seem to be only interested in his jazz stuff.

Good luck, and post anything that you find--