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Guitar Genius
Chet Atkins
Guitar Genius
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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All Artists: Chet Atkins
Title: Guitar Genius
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delta Camden
Release Date: 12/21/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Instrumental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018111607124

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A nice album
ty7777 | USA | 09/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a great example of great picks. Chet does a non-lyrical version of HeartBreak Hotel and a humourous song called blackjack which sounds like an audio of some old wild west cartoon. Also an instrumental version of Now or Never and featuring another non-lyrical piece called hidden charms. This album is about 25 minutes worth of good beats pretty upbeat melodies and at times an occasional swing sound. It is difficult to tell whether or not the guitar is electric or acoustic at some points. Also the spotlight seems to be just as much on the sinatra-like deep voiced singing of Jim Atkins. This does contain Chet's Infamous smooth sounds but isn't an album devoted to his more masterful work. It is simply just a nice album and a good piece of nostalgia for the old time music that we usually only hear in the background of movies and such."
Warm up the flux capacitor and step back into the 50's.
12/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The opening tune, "Heartbreak Hotel", is by far the best rendition I've ever heard. You can hear the tube amp simmering in the background, I think I hear someone cooking breakfast on the cabinet. Chet masterfully allows only the most heartfelt notes to come pouring forth. The tremolo really brings the loneliness right into your soul. There is great music all over this album. His Brother sings on it as well. Humor abounds. The most important part of this work is his ability to PLAY, to play like a child who has mastered how to whistle, effortlessly bringing people into his beautiful musical world. I'm glad this was released on CD. I broke part of the album in my Kindergarten class some years ago and have been unable to hear part of 2 songs without picking up the needle on my turntable every revolution. The things we do for art."