Chet Atkins

Workshop + The Most Popular Guitar (670099)

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Workshop + The Most Popular Guitar

Chet Atkins

Hoo Doo Records

8436559467025

HOO 158658

670099

LATIN

1

CD 8,26 €

• COLLECTOR´S DIGIPACK SERIES

• EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES

• INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS

This essential release includes two of Chet Atkins’ most popular albums from the peak of his career: his best-selling LP to date, Chet Atkins’ Workshop, and his highly-underrated record, The Most Popular Guitar. Both albums were originally issued in 1961, and have been long unavailable on CD. They are full of jazz-influenced pop instrumentals with very little country flavor. In addition, this remastered collector’s release contains 5 bonus tracks from the same period.

The former LP combines Atkins’ intricate playing style with the blossoming studio technology of the ‘60s, and features some of the most highly-regarded musicians from the Nashville scene, such as guitarist Velma Smith, bassist Bob Moore, pianist Floyd Cramer, and drummer Buddy Harman, Jr. It also reflects the diversity of Chet’s repertoire and his flair for experimentation.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHET ATKINS, lead guitar, plus:
  • Velma Smith (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano),
  • “Buddy” Harman Jr. (drums), Boots Randolph (saxophone), among others.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1960 and 1961.

TRACKS:

  • CHET ATKINS’ WORKSHOP
  • 01. Lambeth Walk
  • 02. Theme from “A Summer Place”
  • 03. Whispering
  • 04. In a Little Spanish Town
  • 05. Sleep
  • 06. Marie
  • 07. Hot Mocking Bird
  • 08. Lullaby of Birdland
  • 09. Tammy
  • 10. Goofus
  • 11. Bonita
  • 12. Whatever Will Be, Will Be
  • THE MOST POPULAR GUITAR
  • 13. It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 14. My Dear Little Sweetheart
  • 15. Stay as Sweet as You Are
  • 16. Monte Carlo Melody
  • 17. When Day Is Done
  • 18. My Prayer
  • 19. Rock-A-Bye Bay
  • 20. Vanessa
  • 21. Intermezzo
  • 22. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
  • 23. East of the Sun
  • 24. Goin’ Home
  • BONUS TRACKS
  • 25. Sabrosa
  • 26. Frankie and Johnny
  • 27. Yours
  • 28. Country Gentleman
  • 29. Rainbow
  • TOTAL TIME: 75:34 Min.