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Banjo tablatures for Sugarfoot Rag


Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #instrumental, #fiddle tune, #up-tempo

The "Sugar-Foot Rag" or "Sugarfoot Rag" (however you choose to spell, it is fine) was definitely filled with sugar as at the time it was composed/written by the talented Hank Garland. Sugar-foot rag was quite popular among its audience and turned 18-year-old Hank Garland into a millionaire. This song sold over a million records. However, Hank Garland didn't write this song that was going to be a masterpiece years later alone. He had a little help. The New York-based songwriter, Vaughn Horton, wrote this song with Hank. However, on Red Foley's record label, Vaughn Horton was simply referred to as George Vaughn. Unlike old, classic tunes, the Sugarfoot rag song has an author, and it was originally recorded by Garland. Although it was first released in its genuine form in 1949, a lot more artists after Hank have rebirthed the song in their own way and also made money from it as a result. Following Hank's official release of the Sugarfoot rag song, a couple of other country music artists recorded the song. Some of them include American country music artist, Red Foley who recorded the song again in 1950, American country music artist Red Foley, Jerry Reed, who also recorded his version of the song and released it in November 1979 as the lead single from his album Texas Bound and Flyin. The song did make history as it peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and number 13 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. Jerry Reed wasn't the last person to release another version of this song, as in his 1993 album titled Guit with it, Junior Brown did another cover of the song.

  • Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    Up the neck and down the neck. Who says you can't play both in the same break?

    Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    The A part in this arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag is fairly standard, but the B part is not-check out those unique melodic licks. Remember to use the lick switcher for even more goodies!

    Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Melodic Style
  • Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Backup


    Some simple but solid backup for a fiddle player. Because this tune is so short you will play the entire tune twice before trading off at a jam.

    Banjo Sugarfoot Rag Backup