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Galloping Guitar: The Early Years
Chet Atkins
Galloping Guitar: The Early Years
Genre: Country
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #4


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CD Details

All Artists: Chet Atkins
Title: Galloping Guitar: The Early Years
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Release Date: 9/27/1993
Album Type: Box set, Import
Genre: Country
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Instrumental
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4

CD Reviews

Gerld A Toms | Illinois, USA | 06/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have in my collection over 100 albums, tapes, and CDs, and also videos by Chet Atkins. This set, Gallopin Guitar, is by far the best collection of tunes by Chet I have ever heard. I recommend this set to any Chet fan. I already own the set, and just ordered another set for my friends birthday. This friend by the way is the man that taught me how to play guitar finger style just like Chet."
Lacking instrumentals and too many vocals!
David R. Templeton | Yuma, AZ United States | 07/28/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am disappointed with the tracks selected for this album of 4 CDs. Chet has never been noted as a singer. I am disapppointed that more early session instrumentals were not included."
The Ultimate Chet Atkins Box Set!
Michel Angelo | USA | 12/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ordered this box set several years ago and waited what seemed like a lifetime for it to come from Germany. This is the true Chet fan's collection of his earliest recordings. It's like a musical autobiography from the start of his career. I love this stuff. Chet recorded these when he was a 20-something kid who didn't mind showing off. You can hear the influences of Chet's musical idols (Django Reinhardt, Merle Travis, George Barnes, and Les Paul)on most of these cuts. A perfect companion set to these is the Carter Family Radio Show colletion which you can read about on the links page of
If you're someone who has to have everything Chet recorded, you can't afford to pass this one up. The accompanying booklet inside is worth the money to me."