The Very best Of Chet Atkins [180g Vinyl LP]
Artist: CHET ATKINS
Cat No: CATLP247
Known as ‘Mr. Guitar’, Chet was one of the greatest and most influential musicians in Country Music. He was an RCA Nashville Producer from the late ’50s through to the mid-70’s, masterminding sessions for Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings and Jim Reeves. Chet moved to Nashville and became a session man, playing on records by the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley and others, while also performing as a solo artist on the Grand Ole Opry. An in-demand figure at this point, Chet commenced his own recording career with an instrumental version of Indian Love Call. Followed by Yankee Doodle Dixie, a showcase arrangement on which Chet played the Bass strings and Treble strings simultaneously! An architect of the Nashville Sound, he recorded an instrumental version of the Chordettes’ hit Mr. Sandman, which provided him with his first Country Music chart entry. His records began to cross over into Pop and he enjoyed Hot 100 success with the percussive Boo Boo Stick Beat, Teensville, One Mint Julep, Sleep Walk and Oh Lonesome Me.