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Tommy Garrett


  • Born Thomas Lesslie Garrett 5 July 1939, Dallas, Texas

Tommy Garrett was "Snuff" Garrett, A&R director for Liberty from 1958-1966, producer of numerous early 60s hits by white rock-n-roll artists such as Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette, and Gary Lewis. Garrett also gave Phil Spector his first job in the business, as A&R man in New York for Liberty. He produced a series of LPs for Liberty under the name of "The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett," one of the least adventurous and most easy-listening guitar groups, usually arranged by Ernie Wilkins and with Tommy Tedesco as lead guitar. Garrett also produced a number of exotica recordings by "The Midnight String Quartet" and Jonathan Knight on the Viva! label.


Recordings

  • 50 Guitars Go South of the Border, Liberty LSS-14005
  • 50 Guitars Go South of the Border, Volume 2, Liberty LSS-14016
  • 50 Guitars Visit Hawaii, LSS-14022
  • 50 Guitars Go Country, Liberty LSS-14025
  • 50 Guitars Go Italiano, Liberty LSS-14028
  • Maria Elena, Liberty LSS-14030
  • Bordertown Bandido, Liberty LSS-14031
  • Espana, Liberty LSS-14032
  • Return to Paradise, Liberty LSS-14033
  • Love Songs from South of the Border, Liberty LSS-14035
  • Viva Mexico, Liberty LSS-14036
  • 50 Guitars in Love, Liberty LSS-14037
  • 50 Guitars in a Brazilian Mood, Liberty LSS-14038
  • More 50 Guitars in Love, Liberty LSS-14039
  • Six Flags Over Texas, Liberty LSS-14040
  • Our Love Affair, Liberty LSS-14041
  • El Hombre, Liberty LSS-14042
  • The Sound Of Love, Liberty LSS-14044
  • The Best of the 50 Guitars, Liberty LSS-14045
  • Mexican Leather and Spanish Lace, Liberty LSS-14046
  • 50 Guitars for Midnight Lovers, Liberty LSS-14047
  • The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett Go South of the Border, Volume 3, United Artists UAS-5528
  • Down Mexico Way, United Artists UA-LA 123-F
  • The Way of Love, United Artists UAS-5569
  • You're a Lady, United Artists UA-LA039-F


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