The Early Years 1946-1957 (5CD)

Chet Atkins

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5
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Country
Label
JSP
Released
July 16, 2007

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

The first serious and comprehensive multi set reissue on Chet Atkins (1924-2001), one of the most influential guitarists in the history of country music and the man who, along with pianist Floyd Cramer and producer Owen Bradley, was largely responsible for shaping the 'Nashville Sound' that put country music into the pop charts.

Atkins' style grew out of his admiration for Merle Travis, expanding Travis' signature syncopated thumb and fingers roll into new territory. Supporting Red Foley, he made his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in 1946, first recording that same year. By 1949 he was the studio guitarist for all of RCA's Nashville sessions, a role he would hold for a couple of decades, eventually becoming vice president of RCA's country division.

As well as being a consistently busy sessioneer, Atkins was an extraordinarily prolific recording artist in his own right with a wide-ranging repertoire. Although always at root a country man, his playing encompassed many styles including obvious nods to Django Reinhardt and Les Paul, and tunes as diverse as country, folk, Broadway, classical and covers of contemporary R&B and pop hits. All heard here in this authoritatively compiled and annotated 159-track, 5CD set.

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Key Value
Catalogue number JSPCD7794
Barcode 0788065779429
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 474g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Guitar Blues (Picking the Blues) - Chester Atkins & the All-Star Hillbillies -
2. Brown Eyes - Chester Atkins & the All-Star Hillbillies -
3. Ain'tcha Tired Of Makin' Me Blue - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
4. I'm Gonna Get Tight - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
5. Canned Heat - Chet Atkins -
6. Standing Room Only - Chet Atkins -
7. Don't Hand Me That Line - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
8. Bug Dance - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
9. (I Know My Baby Loves Me) In Her Own Peculiar Way - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
10. The Nashville Jump - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
11. My Guitar Is My Sweetheart - Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys -
12. I'm Pickin' the Blues - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
13. Gone, Gone, Gone - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
14. Barnyard Shuffle - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
15. Save Your Money - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
16. (I May Be Color Blind But) I Know When I'm Blue - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
17. I've Been Working On the Guitar - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
18. Dizzy Strings - Chet Atkins & his Colorado Mountain Boys -
19. Money, Marbles And Chalk - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
20. Wednesday Night Waltz - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
21. Guitar Waltz - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
22. Tellin' My Troubles To My Old Guitar - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
23. Dance Of the Goldenrod - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
24. Galloping On the Guitar - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
25. Barber Shop Rag - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
26. Centipede Boogie - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
27. Under the Hickory Nut Tree - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
28. I Was Bitten By the Same Bug Twice - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
29. One More Chance - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
30. The Old Buck Dance - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Boogie Man Boogie - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
2. Main Street Breakdown - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
3. Confusin' - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
4. Music In My Heart - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
5. Indian Love Call - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
6. Birth Of the Blues - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
7. Mountain Melody - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
8. You're Always Brand New - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
9. My Crazy Heart - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
10. Hybrid Corn - Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers -
11. Jitterbug Waltz - Chet Atkins -
12. One Man Boogie - Chet Atkins -
13. Crazy Rhythm - Chet Atkins -
14. Crazy Rhythm - Chet Atkins -
15. Rustic Dance - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
16. Rainbow - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
17. In the Mood - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
18. Spanish Fandango - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
19. Midnight - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
20. Good-Bye Blues - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
21. Your Mean Little Heart - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
22. Sweet Bunch Of Daisies - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
23. Blue Gypsy - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
24. The Third Man Theme - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
25. St Louis Blues - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
26. Nobody's Sweetheart - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
27. Lover Come Back To Me - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
28. Stephen Foster Melody - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
29. Hangover Blues - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
30. Imagination - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
31. Black Mountain Rag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
32. Guitar Polka - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Dream Train - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
2. Meet Mister Callaghan - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
3. Chinatown, My Chinatown - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
4. High Rockin' Swing - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
5. Pig Leaf Rag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
6. Oh By Jingo - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
7. Hello Ma Baby - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
8. The Bells Of St Mary's - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
9. Country Gentlemen - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
10. Memphis Blues - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
11. Alice Blue Gown - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
12. Twelth Street Rag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
13. Peeping Tom - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
14. Three O'Clock In the Morning - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
15. Georgia Camp Meeting - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
16. City Slicker - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
17. Dill Pickle Rag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
18. Rubber Doll Rag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
19. Beautiful Ohio - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
20. Kentucky Derby - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
21. Wildwood Flower - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
22. Guitars On Parade - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
23. Simple Simon - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
24. Get Up And Go - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
25. Pagan Love Song - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
26. Beautiful Ohio - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
27. Downhill Drag - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
28. Avalon - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
29. Sunrise Serenade - Chet Atkins & His Galloping Guitar -
30. San Antonio Rose - Chet Atkins -
31. Set a Spell - Chet Atkins -
32. Mister Misery - Chet Atkins -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Get Up And Go - Chet Atkins -
2. South - Chet Atkins -
3. Alabama Jubilee - Chet Atkins -
4. Corinne, Corinne - Chet Atkins -
5. Indiana - Chet Atkins -
6. Red Wing - Chet Atkins -
7. Frankie And Johnnie - Chet Atkins -
8. A Gay Ranchero - Chet Atkins -
9. Ballin' the Jack - Chet Atkins -
10. Honeysuckle Rose - Chet Atkins -
11. Darktown Strutters Ball - Chet Atkins And Hank Snow - Guitar Duet -
12. The Old Spinning Wheel - Chet Atkins And Hank Snow - Guitar Duet -
13. Silver Bell - Chet Atkins And Hank Snow - Guitar Duet -
14. Under the Double Eagle - Chet Atkins And Hank Snow - Guitar Duet -
15. The Birth Of the Blues - Chet Atkins -
16. Have You Ever Been Lonely - Chet Atkins -
17. Caravan - Chet Atkins -
18. Old Man River - Chet Atkins -
19. Mister Sandman - Chet Atkins -
20. New Spanish Two Step - Chet Atkins -
21. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Chet Atkins -
22. Dance With Me Henry - Chet Atkins -
23. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - Chet Atkins -
24. Tweedle Dee - Chet Atkins -
25. Hey Mr Guitar - Chet Atkins -
26. Unchained Melody - Chet Atkins -
27. Blues In the Night - Chet Atkins -
28. Somebody Stole My Gal - Chet Atkins -
29. Shine On Harvest Moon - Chet Atkins -
30. Intermezzo - Chet Atkins -
31. Tenderly - Chet Atkins -

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Minute Waltz - Chet Atkins -
2. Minuet - Chet Atkins -
3. Schon Rosmarien - Chet Atkins -
4. Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Chet Atkins -
5. Arkansas Traveler - Chet Atkins -
6. Little Rock Getaway - Chet Atkins -
7. Ochi Cornya - Chet Atkins -
8. Londonderry Air - Chet Atkins -
9. La Golondrina - Chet Atkins -
10. Black Mountain Rag - Chet Atkins -
11. Cecilia - Chet Atkins -
12. Poor People Of Paris - Chet Atkins -
13. Honey - Chet Atkins -
14. The Lady Loves Me - Chet Atkins -
15. Memphis Blues - Chet Atkins -
16. Oh By Jingo - Chet Atkins -
17. Hello Ma Baby - Chet Atkins -
18. Indian Love Call - Chet Atkins -
19. Alice Blue Gown - Chet Atkins -
20. Third Man Theme - Chet Atkins -
21. Blue Gypsy - Chet Atkins -
22. St Louis Blues - Chet Atkins -
23. Dance Of the Golden Rod - Chet Atkins -
24. Gavotte In D - Chet Atkins -
25. Malaguena - Chet Atkins -
26. Glow Worm - Chet Atkins -
27. In the Mood - Chet Atkins -
28. Heartaches - Chet Atkins -
29. Swedish Rhapsody - Chet Atkins -
30. Waltz In A-Flat - Chet Atkins -
31. Adelita - Chet Atkins -
32. Petite Waltz - Chet Atkins -
33. Liza - Chet Atkins -