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Essential
Chet Atkins
Essential
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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Without blinking an eye, Atkins and his unwavering guitar move from bluegrass and country to pop, jazz, gospel, the Beatles, and the movies. Spanning nearly 40 years, these 20 cuts brilliantly display the elegant, quietly ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chet Atkins
Title: Essential
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Instrumental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636685526, 078636685540, 078636685526, 007863668552

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Without blinking an eye, Atkins and his unwavering guitar move from bluegrass and country to pop, jazz, gospel, the Beatles, and the movies. Spanning nearly 40 years, these 20 cuts brilliantly display the elegant, quietly astonishing fingerpicking technique that Atkins perfected. Inspired by fingerpicking pioneer Merle Travis, Atkins developed a graceful, effortless style that often leaned toward classical guitar, and he applied it to everything from "Mr. Sandman" to "Black Mountain Rag." Atkins reaches even greater heights when spurred on by other top-flight musicians, as he is on striking duets with fiddler Johnny Gimble and guitarists Doc Watson and Jerry Reed. --Marc Greilsamer

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W. Grandy | windsor, nova scotia Canada | 03/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm sure Les Paul and Chet Atkins did more for the guitar than anyone of their generation. This great album scans most of his career and includes everything from 'Yakety Axe' and spin-off of Boots Randolphs' 'Yakety Sax' to a Beatle tune. I always found the trio of Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph and Chet Atkins entertaining."