Tried a search here and he seems pretty overlooked on ilm.
So, there are a brazilian lps floating around used bins for very little and I never, ever know which ones are worthwhile. Skipping the c/d discussion personally, but y'all feel free to go at it if ya like.
― RabiesAngentleman, Monday, 9 June 2008 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link
AMG sez Chet Atkins in Hollywood is "one of the great make-out records of its time."
― gnarly sceptre, Monday, 9 June 2008 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link
Old School Guitar Pickin' And Strummin' Sick Chops YouTube Thread
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 9 June 2008 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link
I used to like Chester and Lester. But i haven't listened to it in years.
― The guy who just votes in polls, Monday, 9 June 2008 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link
Dunno if it's still in print, but I have a CD of Chester and Lester and another album they did together. Sweet stuff.
Also search: the Country All-Stars' Jazz From the Hills, with Atkins, Jethro Burns and other great players. On Bear Family
― If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 9 June 2008 23:44 (thirteen years ago) link
On Bear Family -- period.
― RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 00:48 (thirteen years ago) link
― Eazy, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 00:50 (thirteen years ago) link
whoooa, maybe I should have done a Bear Family s/d, I'm too sleep deprived to even begin processing most of this. still may do one later.
― RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 11:29 (thirteen years ago) link
Search "Boo Boo Stick Beat!"
― Dan Peterson, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link
Lenny Breau (ballads, any way) is the first thing I thought of, but looking for less 'jazz' influence (so, also no Frisell) - any suggestions?
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:16 (eleven years ago) link
this fucking guy
greatest guitar player ever?
― the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 4 November 2010 21:21 (ten years ago) link
sun's out, stuff startin to move slower cause it's gonna be hot, nights warmer, put on some damn Chet Atkins and enjoy life already
― five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 25 April 2011 13:56 (ten years ago) link
otm chet atkins best music to enjoy life to
i usually buy any chet atkins lp i see & am slowly going thru an 5 cd anthology maybe ill make a mix of my fav songs off it once im done & post it here
― flopson, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:42 (ten years ago) link
also interested in how prolific he is as a producer & session musician
like i think this is him playing lead & only pictures neck down first few seconds but so rare session musicians are credited in that era of country i guess
― flopson, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:46 (ten years ago) link
I posted this on a Jerry Reed thread, but I think it's worth re-posting:
― Darin, Monday, 25 April 2011 18:50 (ten years ago) link
― Four Shouters Shouting (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 06:32 (ten years ago) link
okay kids someone recommend me your fave chet atkins lps. looking for something instrumental and chill. i've been listening to the hilarious 80s jazzy ones on spotify with various yacht rock personel and i am after the OPPOSITE of that. think late night whiskey drinking chill vibes?
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:14 (one year ago) link
My favorite is Teensville, but that's Chet trying to make a rock n' roll record in 1960. If you're looking for lounge-y vibes, In Hollywood (mentioned way upthread) is good, if you can handle oceans of Mantovani-type strings. Also, After the Riot at Newport, a straight-ahead jazz outing you wouldn't necessarily even recognize as Chet:
― A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link
if you liked In Hollywood I'd also strongly recommend Johnny Smith's Guitar and Strings.
― calzino, Thursday, 24 October 2019 23:08 (one year ago) link
I got your whiskey vibes right over here...
― Real Compton City G, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 07:20 (one year ago) link
sweet will check these out thanks all x
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:33 (one year ago) link
the audience laughter and applause in "I still write your name in the snow" are overdubbed? real tim and eric vibes in that mix.
― shitbird in prospect (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 9 September 2021 16:56 (one week ago) link