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Chet Atkins was one of the most innovative and influential personalities in country music in the post-war decades, both as a highly skilled and distinctive finger-picking guitarist, and as a record producer and session musician, helping to shape the "Nashville" sound which helped broaden the popularity of country music in the late '50s. This great-value 59-track 2-CD collection focuses on his work as a recording artist, covering a period over more than a decade and a half during which he progressed from being a journeyman country musician to one of the most respected and imitated guitarists in all of popular music, not just country, with major rock artists later citing him as a key influence. Deriving his style from influences as diverse as Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt, he developed a finger-style technique which set him apart from his peers and gave his music and recordings an increasingly distinctive flavour. This anthology comprises selected A and B sides from the singles he released during the period covered by this collection, so that it provides a fascinating musical journey through the years when his stature within the business inexorably grew, and his work as a performer became overshadowed by his studio work with other artists, and his A&R role at RCA. It naturally offers plenty of examples of his unique skill as a guitarist but also shows the many sides of his talents as singer, bandleader and songwriter, and includes all the country chart entries he had during this time with "Mr. Sandman", "Silver Bell", "Jean's Song", "Boo Boo Stick Beat, "One Mint Julep" and "Jingle Bell Rock".
Chet Atkins was one of the most innovative and influential personalities in country music in the post-war decades, both as a highly skilled and distinctive finger-picking guitarist, and as a record producer and session musician, helping to shape the "Nashville" sound which helped broaden the popularity of country music in the late '50s. This great-value 59-track 2-CD collection focuses on his work as a recording artist, covering a period over more than a decade and a half during which he progressed from being a journeyman country musician to one of the most respected and imitated guitarists in all of popular music, not just country, with major rock artists later citing him as a key influence. Deriving his style from influences as diverse as Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt, he developed a finger-style technique which set him apart from his peers and gave his music and recordings an increasingly distinctive flavour. This anthology comprises selected A and B sides from the singles he released during the period covered by this collection, so that it provides a fascinating musical journey through the years when his stature within the business inexorably grew, and his work as a performer became overshadowed by his studio work with other artists, and his A&R role at RCA. It naturally offers plenty of examples of his unique skill as a guitarist but also shows the many sides of his talents as singer, bandleader and songwriter, and includes all the country chart entries he had during this time with "Mr. Sandman", "Silver Bell", "Jean's Song", "Boo Boo Stick Beat, "One Mint Julep" and "Jingle Bell Rock".
824046325428
Chet Atkins - Singles Collection 1946-62

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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 07/06/2018
UPC: 824046325428

Singles Collection 1946-62
Artist: Chet Atkins
Format: CD
New: In Stock $20.99
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DISC: 1

1. Guitar Blues - Pickin' the Blues
2. Canned Heat
3. Ain'tcha Tired of Makin' Me Blue
4. Bug Dance - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys
5. I've Been Working on the Guitar - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys
6. I Know When I'm Blue - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys
7. Dizzy Strings
8. I'm Pickin' the Blues - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys
9. Barnyard Shuffle - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys 1
10. Nashville Jump - Chet Atkins ; His Colorado Mountain Boys 1
11. Galloping Guitar - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 1
12. Barber Shop Rag - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 1
13. Telling My Troubles to My Old Guitar - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 1
14. Centipede Boogie - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 1
15. One More Chance - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 1
16. Main Street Boogie 1
17. Boogie Man Boogie 1
18. I Was Bitten By the Same Bug Twice 1
19. The Birth of the Blues - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 2
20. Indian Love Call 2
21. You're Always Brand New - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 2
22. Mountain Melody - Chet Atkins ; His Guitar Pickers 2
23. The Jitterbug Waltz 2
24. Crazy Rhythm 2
25. Hybrid Corn 2
26. Sweet Bunch of Daisies - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 2
27. Good-Bye Blues - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 2
28. Rainbow - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 2
29. Spanish Fandango - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
30. Chinatown, My Chinatown - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
31. Hangover Blues - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
32. Lover Come Back to Me - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
33. Third Man Theme - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
34. Midnight - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
35. Rustic Dance - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
36. Fig Leaf Rag 3
37. High Rockin' Swing 3
38. Country Gentleman - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 3
39. City Slicker - Chet Atkins ; His Galloping Guitar 4
40. Wildwood Flower 4
41. Downhill Drag 4
42. Kentucky Derby 4
43. San Antonio Rose 4
44. Mr. Sandman 4
45. Silver Bell - Hank Snow ; Chet Atkins 4
46. The Poor People of Paris - Jean's Song 4
47. Trambone 4
48. Tricky - the Rhythm Rockers with Chet Atkins 4
49. Hidden Charms 5
50. Boo Boo Stick Beat 5
51. Django's Castle 5
52. Teensville 5
53. One Mint Julep 5
54. Slinkey 5
55. Theme from "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" 5
56. The Slop 5
57. Warm and Windy 5
58. Jingle Bell Rock 5
59. Melissa

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Chet Atkins was one of the most innovative and influential personalities in country music in the post-war decades, both as a highly skilled and distinctive finger-picking guitarist, and as a record producer and session musician, helping to shape the "Nashville" sound which helped broaden the popularity of country music in the late '50s. This great-value 59-track 2-CD collection focuses on his work as a recording artist, covering a period over more than a decade and a half during which he progressed from being a journeyman country musician to one of the most respected and imitated guitarists in all of popular music, not just country, with major rock artists later citing him as a key influence. Deriving his style from influences as diverse as Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt, he developed a finger-style technique which set him apart from his peers and gave his music and recordings an increasingly distinctive flavour. This anthology comprises selected A and B sides from the singles he released during the period covered by this collection, so that it provides a fascinating musical journey through the years when his stature within the business inexorably grew, and his work as a performer became overshadowed by his studio work with other artists, and his A&R role at RCA. It naturally offers plenty of examples of his unique skill as a guitarist but also shows the many sides of his talents as singer, bandleader and songwriter, and includes all the country chart entries he had during this time with "Mr. Sandman", "Silver Bell", "Jean's Song", "Boo Boo Stick Beat, "One Mint Julep" and "Jingle Bell Rock".
        
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