Chet Atkins : Mister Guitar

Chet Atkins : Mister Guitar


Chet Atkins (guitar), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), with The Anita Kerr Singers

RCA "Living Stereo" 2103

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - I Know That You Know
A2 - Rainbow
A3 - Hello Bluebird
A4 - Siesta
A5 - Country Style
A6 - Show Me The Way Go Home
B1 - I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
B2 - Backwoods
B3 - Country Gentleman
B4 - Slinkey
B5 - Jessie
B6 - Concerto In C Minor (Rachmaninoff)

Recorded in 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee.

At a time when rock ’n’ roll-crazy teenagers in the USA and elsewhere were dancing their feet off to the beat of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, probably no one was interested as to where this music actually originated. The focal point of the folk movement was Tennessee: it was here that everyone came who had used their grandfathers’ songs and fiddle tunes to create the pop-oriented Nashville Sound, a sound which became American music’s trademark and export hit.

Chet Atkins is one of the musicians who helped to create this special sound and who kept an Argus-eyed watch on its originality and development. In addition to the recordings he made in his own studio, he was also a producer and studio guitarist for RCA.
This album features Chet Atkins as “Mister Guitar”, who – as a soloist – only allowed a small and highly discreet rhythm group to accompany him. The result is a refreshingly pure and unadulterated steel-string sound without frills and padding and so has little in common with the commercial country music of the masses. With his relaxed, technically perfect and highly variable playing technique, Atkins shows us what the New World has to offer in the way of folk music: highly melodic numbers which delight the ear with the simplest of means.

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