Chet Atkins in Hollywood

Chet Atkins in Hollywood


Chet Atkins, Howard Roberts (guitar), Jethro Burns (mandolin), Clifford Hils, George Callender (bass). Larry Bunker, Jack Sperling (drums) and strings

RCA "Living Stereo" 1993

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Armen's Theme
A2 - Let It Be Me
A3 - Theme From "Picnic"
A4 - Theme From A Dream
A5 - Estrellita
A6 - Jitterbug Waltz
B1 - Little Old Lady
B2 - Limelight
B3 - The Three Bells Santa Lucia
B4 - Greensleeves
B5 - Meet Mr. Callaghan

Recorded in October 1958 at RCA Studios, Hollywood.

When stringed instruments are employed, it is often an indication that the protagonist is somewhat mature. It is an unwritten law that sooner or later every rock, jazz or folk musician will bathe in soft tones for once. Chet Atkins, however, was light years away from his artistic zenith, came up with a wealth of ideas and was in a great position with regards to recording facilities when he set down his Hollywood album in 1959. Two years earlier, “Mister Guitar” had become boss of the newly founded RCA Studio in Nashville. Here he recorded several records, which reflected his ideas of an appealing, catchy Nashville Sound as an answer to the declining rock and roll.
The Hollywood numbers were by no means dynamite movie tracks or showstoppers. Dennis Farnon’s delicate, lush arrangements rather more pay homage to the maestro with his no-frills art of playing. The gentle Italo evergreen "Santa Lucia", Chaplin’s beautiful "Limelight" with its violins and the time-honoured "Greensleeves" – all of them flawlessly performed – are a real pleasure for the ears. Atkins greatly admired the superb string orchestra and two years later he re-recorded the album using the tapes from the Hollywood session to create this new version.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under