Chet Atkins The Early Years 1946-1957 (5-CD Box Set)

The Early Years 1946-1957 (5-CD Box Set)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: July 16, 2007
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Guitar Blues (Picking the Blue)
  • 2.Brown Eyes
  • 3.Ain'tcha Tired of Makin' Me Blue
  • 4.I'm Gonna Get Tight
  • 5.Canned Heat
  • 6.Standing Room Only
  • 7.Don't Hand Me That Line
  • 8.Bug Dance
  • 9.(I Know My Baby Loves Me) In Her Own Peculiar Way
  • 10.The Nashville Jump
  • 11.My Guitar Is My Sweetheart
  • 12.I'm Pickin' the Blues
  • 13.Gone, Gone, Gone
  • 14.Barnyard Shuffle
  • 15.Save Your Money
  • 16.(I May Be Color Blind But) I Know When I'm Blue
  • 17.I've Been Working on the Guitar
  • 18.Dizzy Strings
  • 19.Money, Marbles and Chalk
  • 20.Wednesday Night Waltz
  • 21.Guitar Waltz
  • 22.Tellin' My Troubles to My Old Guitar
  • 23.Dance of the Goldenrod
  • 24.Galloping on the Guitar
  • 25.Barber Shop Rag
  • 26.Centipede Boogie
  • 27.Under the Hickory Nut Tree
  • 28.I Was Bitten by the Same Bug Twice
  • 29.One More Chance
  • 30.The Old Buck Dance

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Boogie Man Boogie
  • 2.Main Street Breakdown
  • 3.Confusin'
  • 4.Music in My Heart
  • 5.Indian Love Call
  • 6.Birth of the Blues
  • 7.Mountain Melody
  • 8.You're Always Brand New
  • 9.My Crazy Heart
  • 10.Hybrid Corn
  • 11.Jitterbug Waltz
  • 12.One Man Boogie
  • 13.Crazy Rhythm
  • 14.Crazy Rhythm
  • 15.Rustic Dance
  • 16.Rainbow
  • 17.In the Mood
  • 18.Spanish Fandango
  • 19.Midnight
  • 20.Good-Bye Blues
  • 21.Your Mean Little Heart
  • 22.Sweet Bunch of Daisies
  • 23.Blue Gypsy
  • 24.The Third Man Theme
  • 25.St. Louis Blues
  • 26.Nobody's Sweetheart
  • 27.Lover Come Back to Me
  • 28.Stephen Foster Melody
  • 29.Hangover Blues
  • 30.Imagination
  • 31.Black Mountain Rag
  • 32.Guitar Polka

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Dream Train
  • 2.Meet Mister Callaghan
  • 3.Chinatown, My Chinatown
  • 4.High Rockin' Swing
  • 5.Pig Leaf Rag
  • 6.Oh by Jingo
  • 7.Hello Ma Baby
  • 8.The Bells of St. Mary's
  • 9.Country Gentlemen
  • 10.Memphis Blues
  • 11.Alice Blue Gown
  • 12.Twelfth Street Rag
  • 13.Peeping Tom
  • 14.Three O'Clock in the Morning
  • 15.Georgia Camp Meeting
  • 16.City Slicker
  • 17.Dill Pickle Rag
  • 18.Rubber Doll Rag
  • 19.Beautiful Ohio
  • 20.Kentucky Derby
  • 21.Wildwood Flower
  • 22.Guitars on Parade
  • 23.Simple Simon
  • 24.Get Up and Go
  • 25.Pagan Love Song
  • 26.Beautiful Ohio
  • 27.Downhill Drag
  • 28.Avalon
  • 29.Sunrise Serenade
  • 30.San Antonio Rose
  • 31.Set a Spell
  • 32.Mister Misery

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Get Up and Go
  • 2.South
  • 3.Alabama Jubilee
  • 4.Corinne, Corinna
  • 5.Indiana
  • 6.Red Wing
  • 7.Frankie and Johnnie
  • 8.A Gay Ranchero
  • 9.Ballin' the Jack
  • 10.Honeysuckle Rose
  • 11.Darktown Strutters Ball
  • 12.The Old Spinning Wheel
  • 13.Silver Bell
  • 14.Under the Double Eagle
  • 15.The Birth of the Blues
  • 16.Have You Ever Been Lonely
  • 17.Caravan
  • 18.Old Man River
  • 19.Mister Sandman
  • 20.New Spanish Two Step
  • 21.Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
  • 22.Dance with Me Henry
  • 23.Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
  • 24.Tweedle Dee
  • 25.Hey Mr Guitar
  • 26.Unchained Melody
  • 27.Blues in the Night
  • 28.Somebody Stole My Gal
  • 29.Shine on Harvest Moon
  • 30.Intermezzo
  • 31.Tenderly

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Minute Waltz
  • 2.Minuet
  • 3.Sch”n Rosmarien
  • 4.Tip Toe Through the Tulips
  • 5.Arkansas Traveler
  • 6.Little Rock Getaway
  • 7.Ochi Chornya
  • 8.Londonderry Air
  • 9.Golondrina, La
  • 10.Black Mountain Rag
  • 11.Cecilia
  • 12.Poor People of Paris
  • 13.Honey
  • 14.The Lady Loves Me
  • 15.Memphis Blues
  • 16.Oh by Jingo
  • 17.Hello Ma Baby
  • 18.Indian Love Call
  • 19.Alice Blue Gown
  • 20.Third Man Theme
  • 21.Blue Gypsy
  • 22.St. Louis Blues
  • 23.Dance of the Golden Rod
  • 24.Gavotte in D
  • 25.Malaguena
  • 26.Glow Worm
  • 27.In the Mood
  • 28.Heartaches
  • 29.Swedish Rhapsody
  • 30.Waltz in A Flat
  • 31.Adelita
  • 32.Petite Waltz
  • 33.Liza

Product Description:

Chet Atkins: Colleen And Donna Wilson (The Beaver Valley Sweethearts), D Dill, The Beasley Singers, 'Sister' Billie Rose Atkins, Midred Kirkham, 'Red' Kirk (vocals); R Lanham, H Ray Bradley, James Atkins, Ray Edenton (guitar); 'Jethro' Burns (mandolin); Charles Hurta, D Potter, Buck Lambert (fiddle); Joe Biviano (accordion); M Hughes, M Gold, Kerr (organ); F Carroll, C R Grean, "Holly" Swanson, Bob L. Moore, Ernest Newton, Ernie Newton, Anita Carter, Harold Siegel (bass guitar); Johnnie deGeorge (drums); Rosalie Allen, Bud Isaacs, "Papa" John Gordie, Elbert R. "Dutch" McMillan, Angus P Klein, Austin Footrell, Jack Shook, Homer Haynes, Hank Snow, Helen Carter, Jerry Byrd, Louis Innis, Phil Kraus , Al Chernet, Farris Coursey, Brock Speer, Buddy Harman.
Personnel: Chet Atkins (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Chet Atkins; Louis Innis (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Jack Shook, Homer Haynes (vocals, guitar); Jethro Burns (vocals, mandolin); Rosalie Allen, Austin Footrell, Danny Dill, Donna Colleen, Beasley Singers, Helen Carter, Sister Billie Rose Atkins, Anita Kerr, Red Kirk, Millie Kirkham, Brock Speer (vocals); Jerry Byrd (guitar, steel guitar); Jimmy Atkins & His Pinetoppers, Randy Lanham, George Warren Barnes, James Atkin, Grady Martin, Hank Snow, Al Chernet (guitar); Bud Isaacs (steel guitar); Dale Potter, Buck Lambert, Charles Hurta, D.F. Potter (fiddle); Angus P Klein, Joe Biviano (accordion); Elbert R. "Dutch" McMillan (clarinet); Marvin Hughes (piano, celesta, organ); "Papa" John Gordie (piano, celesta); M. Patrick Hughes, Malcolm Gold (piano, organ); Aaron Kerr (organ); Johnny Degeorge, Phil Kraus , Farris Coursey, Buddy Harman (drums).
Recording information: Atlanta, GA (??/??/1946-10/22/1956); Chicago, IL (??/??/1946-10/22/1956); Nashville, TN (??/??/1946-10/22/1956); New York, NY (??/??/1946-10/22/1956).
One of the all-time great guitarists, Chet Atkins had a formidable technique and an utterly individual style that influenced generations of successive axeslingers. Atkins's chops were well in place in the early years of his career, as this superb five-disc box set attests. Beginning in 1946, the year he made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, THE EARLY YEARS traces the first decade of Atkins' solo work.
Although he's generally associated with straight Nashville country (a sound he helped engineer as the go-to session hand), Atkins's solo recordings meld blues, jazz, ragtime, novelty songs and pop with the nimble twang of classic country. There's no shortage of his appealing vocals here, but it's the dazzling, dancing guitar work that makes this nicely assembled box a mother lode.

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