PRETTY LITTLE WIDOW

Latest update on 18/12/2009

Artist: Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1928

Fiddle tune. An instrumental really, but here some vocal lines were added to attract more buyers.

Covers:

1930:

John Dilleshaw & A.A. Gray [at the beginning of A Georgia Barbecue At Stone Mountain]

1937:

William H. Stepp [Lomax recording in Kentucky for the Library of Congress]

1949:

Roy Acuff

1949:

Hank Garland [as instrumental Sugarfoot Rag]

1949:

Red Foley [with Hank Garland, vocal version; lyrics: Vaughn Horton; hit C&W]

1950:

Freddie Mitchell [idem]

1950:

Ella Fitzgerald & Sy Oliver Orch. [idem]

1950:

Art Lund [idem]

1959:

Pete Seeger & Frank Hamilton

1961:

Tom & Jerry

1961:

Porter Wagoner [again with Hank Garland]

1963:

Duane Eddy

1963:

Ventures

1963:

Browns [with Chet Atkins]

1967:

Jimmy Bryant

1968:

Jim & Jesse

1968:

Roy Clark

1973:

Floyd Cramer

1975:

Buddy Emmons

1976:

Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke

1980:

Jerry Reed [C&W hit]

1988:

Asleep At The Wheel

1994:

Charlie McCoy

1995:

Doc Watson

1997:

Coteau [neo cajun; all as Sugarfoot Rag]

Hank Garland was one of Nashville's key session guitarists until his (nearly) fatal car accident in '63. You can hear him in a.o. Bop-A-Lena (Ronnie Self), Oh Lonesome Me (Don Gibson), Hound Dog, A Fool Such As I, Stuck On You, A Big Hunk O' Love, It's Now Or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Surrender, His Latest Flame, Can't Help Falling In Love, Crying In The Chapel and Little Sister (Elvis Presley).

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