Guitariste et chanteur Country US né Walter Louis Garland, le 11 Novembre 1930 à Cowpens (Caroline du Sud). De 1947 à 1949, il accompagnera Cowboy Copas avant de devenir un musicien de studio trés influencé par le jazz et Django Reinhart. Il héritera du surnom de "Sugarfoot" après une session de Red Foley qui produisit le classique "Sugarfoot Rag". Durant sa carrière, il jouera pour beaucoup d'artistes Rockabilly tels que Roy Hall, Janis Martin, Ronnie Self ou Eddie Bond et dans un style plus country pour Webb Pierce, Ferlin Husky, Jim Reeves, Don Gibson ou Brenda Lee. De 1958 à 1961, il accompagnera Elvis Presley en studio et, le 25 mars 1961, il sera sur scène à ses cotés à Honolulu. Le 8 septembre 1961, un accident de voiture presque fatal mettra un terme à la brillante carrière de ce musicien. Son frère Billy prendra soin de lui jusqu'à son décès survenu le 27 Décembre 2004 à Orange Park (Floride).

Nothing upsets preconceived minds like someone who successfully crosses over to another genre after he has been thoroughly pigeonholed by experts in a previous one. Such was Hank Garland, Nashville's busiest country guitar picker who, with little warning, made a superb jazz album in mid-career and seemed headed for jazz stardom until an auto accident left him unable to perform. As a jazz performer, Garland had a fertile melodic and harmonic imagination and a sound that had apparently honed to the gospel of tone and attack according to Charlie Christian -- with some Les Paul mixed in and more than a touch of Bud Powell's influence as well. But even on his country records (check out Red Foley's sublime "Midnight" and "Hearts of Stone"), Garland's urbane jazz and blues sensibilities can be felt.
Cowpens is a rural suburb of Spartanburg, SC, and while growing up there, Garland absorbed country music from Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith and Mother Maybelle Carter on the radio, eventually switching from banjo to guitar. He joined the Grand Ole Opry at 15 in 1945, signed with Decca in 1949 as a solo artist, and appeared on innumerable Nashville recording sessions while jamming privately in local clubs. In July 1960, Garland came forward as a jazz musician, organizing a combo that was scheduled to play the Newport Jazz Festival but found itself on the sidelines after riots closed the festival.
The following year, Garland's jazz debut on record, Jazz Winds From a New Direction, astonished both jazz and country circles, and a follow-up album, The Unforgettable Guitar of Hank Garland, was issued. But in September 1961, a near fatal auto accident robbed Garland of a good deal of his coordination and memory.He eventually returned to playing, but never regained the renown of his early 60s heyday. Hank Garland passed away on December 27, 2004 at the age of 74.

Talents : Guitar, Mandolin, Singer

Style musical : Traditional Country, Jazz

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SUGARFOOT RAG (1950)

GUITAR SHUFFLE (1950)

AUTUMN LEAVES (1960)

MOVE (1961)

HANK'S DREAM  (19??)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

09/1949 78 t. DECCA 46183 (US) I'll Never Slip Around Again / This Cold War With You
09/1949 SP DECCA 9-46183 (US) I'll Never Slip Around Again / This Cold War With You
01/1950 78 t. DECCA 46204 (US) Sugarfoot Rag / Some Other World
01/1950 SP DECCA 9-46204 (US) Sugarfoot Rag / Some Other World
04/1950 78 t. DECCA 46218 (US) Lowdown Billy / The Third Man Theme
04/1950 SP DECCA 9-46218 (US) Lowdown Billy / The Third Man Theme
08/1950 78 t. DECCA 46256 (US) Guitar Shuffle / I'm Moving On
08/1950 SP DECCA 9-46256 (US) Guitar Shuffle / I'm Moving On
12/1950 78 t. DECCA 46281 (US) Flying Eagle Polka / It Is No Secret
12/1950 SP DECCA 9-46281 (US) Flying Eagle Polka / It Is No Secret
1951 78 t. DECCA 27426 (US) Hank "Sugarfoot" GARLAND - Doll Dance / Sentimental Journey
1951 SP DECCA 9-27426 (US) Hank "Sugarfoot" GARLAND - Doll Dance / Sentimental Journey
10/1951 78 t. DECCA 46368 (US) I'm Crying / Seventh And Union
10/1951 SP DECCA 9-46368 (US) I'm Crying / Seventh And Union
12/1951 78 t. DECCA 46382 (US) Hillbilly Express / E String Rag
12/1951 SP DECCA 9-46382 (US) Hillbilly Express / E String Rag
01/1953 78 t. DOT 15050 (US) Guitar Polka / Tea For Two
01/1953 SP DOT 45-15050 (US) Guitar Polka / Tea For Two
05/1953 78 t. DOT 15089 (US) Steel Guitar Rag / Moonlight On Colorado
05/1953 SP DOT 45-15089 (US) Steel Guitar Rag / Moonlight On Colorado
10/1953 78 t. DOT 15137 (US) Brazil / Make Believe
10/1953 SP DOT 45-15137 (US) Brazil / Make Believe
11/1954 78 t. DOT 15266 (US) Boo-Hoo / Have You Ever Been Lonely
11/1954 SP DOT 45-15266 (US) Boo-Hoo / Have You Ever Been Lonely


Albums

01/1960 LP 12" Harmony HL-7231 (mono) / HS-11028 (stereo) (US) Velvet Guitar (Soft, Pretty Sounds For Intimate Listening) - Secret Love / Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) / Greensleeves / Tammy / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Autumn Leaves / Like Someone In Love / Ain't Nothing Wrong With That Baby / Blame It On My Youth / Ed's Place
1960 LP 12" SESAC SN-2301/2 (US) Subtle Swing - (Tell Me) What Am I To Do? / Not For Me / You're Here Again / Just For Tonight / Pop Goes The Weasel / Call D. Law / It's Love, Of Course / Unless You're In Love / Close Your Eyes / Rainy Afternoon / Why Not? / Three-Four, The Blues
1961 LP 12" COLUMBIA CL-1572 (mono) /CS-8372 (US) JAZZ WINDS FROM A NEW DIRECTION - All The Things You Are / Three-Four, The Blues / Move / Always / Riot-Chous / Relaxin'
1961 LP 12" CBS ‎52573 (UK) Three-Four The Blues - Hank Garland / Gary Burton - All The Things You Are / Three-Four, The Blues / Move / Always / Riot-Chous / Relaxing
03/1962 LP 12" COLUMBIA CL-1913 (mono) / CS-8713 (stereo) (US) THE UNFORGETTABLE GUITAR OF HANK GARLAND - (Tell Me) What Do I Do? / Not For Me / You're Here Again / Just For Tonight / Pop Goes The Weasel / Call D. Law / It's Love, Of Course / Unless You're In Love / Close Your Eyes / Rainy Afternoon / Why Not? / Three-Four, The Blues
1979 LP 12" H.G. HG-1001-LPS (US) Jazz In New York - Cherokee / Secret Love / Like Someone In Love / It Maight As Well Be Spring / Foggy Day In London Town / Ed's Place / Blame It On My Youth
1985 LP 12" CHARLY CR30243 (UK) GUITAR GENIUS - LES PAUL - GRADY MARTIN - HANK GARLAND - E-String Rag / Guitar Shuffle / I'm Moving On / Hillbilly Express / Third Man Theme / Lowdown Billy / Doll Dance / Guitar Boogie / Steel Guitar Rag / Blue Skies / Dark Eyes / Slewfoot Rag / Sioux City Sue / Hot Lips / Pork Chop Stomp / Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
1992 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 1551 (US) HANK GARLAND & HIS SUGAR FOOTERS - Sugarfoot Rag / The Third Man Theme / Flying Eagle Polka / Sugarfoot Boogie / Hillbilly Express / Seventh And Union / Lowdown Billy / Sentimental Journey / Doll Dance / Baby Guitar / Hank's Dream / Sugarfoot Rag (Red FOLEY) / E-String Rag / Guitar Shuffle / I'm Moving On / This Cold War With You / I'll Never Slip Around Again / Some Other World / It Is No Secret / I'm Crying (& Dottie DILLARD & Jack SHOOK)
11/2001 2 CD SUNDAZED 178 (US) MOVE ! THE GUITAR ARTISTRY OF HANK GARLAND :
CD 1 : All The Things You Are / Three-Four, The Blues / Move / Always / Riot-Chous / Relaxing / Call D. Law / It's Love, Of Course / Not For Me / (Tell Me) What Am I to Do? / You're Here Again / Pop Goes The Weasel
CD 2 : Autumn Leaves / Why Not? / Ed's Place / Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) / Like Someone In Love / Ain't Nothing Wrong With That, Baby / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Tammy / Secret Love / Greensleeves / Blame It On My Youth / Unless You're In Love / Just For Tonight / Close Your Eyes / Rainy Afternoon / Ed's Place / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Some Of These Days / Secret Love
10/2004 LP 12" SUNDAZED ELP 200 (US) SUBTLE SWING - What Am I To Do / Not For Me / You’re Here Again / Just For Tonight / Pop Goes The Weasel / It’s Love Of Course / Unless You’re In Love / Close Your Eyes / Rainy Afternoon / Call D. Law

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