Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Chet Atkins, Doc Watson|
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
The time machine revs up for these 10 tunes, taking you back to 1979 Nashville, when the two guitar giants sat down, cut loose, and recorded together for the first time. Backed by the lightest percussion, bass, and rhythm ... more »
The time machine revs up for these 10 tunes, taking you back to 1979 Nashville, when the two guitar giants sat down, cut loose, and recorded together for the first time. Backed by the lightest percussion, bass, and rhythm guitar, Chet Atkins and Doc Watson engage in some fascinating musical conversations, their guitars chiming back and forth with wit and warmth, Atkins stretching his thumb-based licks from gentle strolls to jazzy arabesques and Watson stroking his flat-pick runs with inspired speed and melodic clarity. In this informal, friendly setting, the songs they choose draw on their earliest musical memories ("Old Joe Clark" and "Goodnight Waltz" are both songs learned in youth), as well as some playful recent inventions, especially "Me and Chet Made a Record," which sounds like an on-the-spot improvisation. Likewise, the old spiritual "On My Way to Canaan's Land" becomes a joyful roll call of fellow musicians. As Watson says, the song "gives us a chance to pick a lick or two." If you're at all interested in the soulful sound of country guitar, these historic licks should grab your attention. --Roy Kasten
Charlie Andrews | 01/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I wasn't so enamoured of the gents' singing (hence only four stars), I loved the guitar playing, all done with fascinating, exhilarating skill. A joy to listen to and an object lesson to modern allegedly virtuoso rock guitarists as to how it's done."
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Charlie Andrews | Prince Albert, Ontario Canada | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are an avid guitar player or fan of guitar music I doubt very much if you will ever find a CD that will impress you as much as Reflections. To sit and listen to Chet and Doc talk and kid each other as they play their incredible style together is indeed a treat. These 2 gentlemen are truly the masters of guitar. May Doc continue to enjoy many more years of giving pleasure to die hard flat picking guitar fans like myself and may Chet rest in peace."