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Format: CD
Sku: 204323677
UPC: 886970767729
UPC 14: 00886970767729
Release Date: 7/24/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Guitar Blues (Pickin' the Blues) ~ Chet Atkins
2. Bug Dance ~ Chet Atkins
3. Dizzy Strings ~ Chet Atkins
4. Centipede Boogie ~ Chet Atkins
5. Mainstreet Breakdown ~ Chet Atkins
6. Root, Hog or Die ~ Chet Atkins
7. Jitterbug Waltz ~ Chet Atkins
8. Third Man Theme, The ~ Chet Atkins
9. Black Mountain Rag ~ Chet Atkins
10. Country Gentleman ~ Chet Atkins
11. City Slicker ~ Chet Atkins
12. Mister Sandman ~ Chet Atkins
13. Poor People Of Paris, The (Jean's Song) ~ Chet Atkins
14. Big D ~ Chet Atkins
15. Trambone ~ Chet Atkins
16. Should We Tell Him ~ Chet Atkins
17. Hidden Charm ~ Chet Atkins
18. Oh Lonesome Me ~ Chet Atkins
19. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles ~ Chet Atkins
20. Slinkey ~ Chet Atkins
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Boo Boo Stick Beat ~ Chet Atkins
2. Hot Mocking Bird ~ Chet Atkins
3. Slop, The ~ Chet Atkins
4. Man Of Mystery ~ Chet Atkins
5. Wheels ~ Chet Atkins
6. Teen Scene ~ Chet Atkins
7. Freight Train ~ Chet Atkins
8. Satan's Doll ~ Chet Atkins
9. Yakety Axe ~ Chet Atkins
10. Taste Of Honey, A ~ Chet Atkins
11. Drive In ~ Chet Atkins
12. Get On With It ~ Chet Atkins
13. Cannonball Rag ~ Chet Atkins
14. Take Five ~ Chet Atkins
15. Is Anything Better Than This ~ Chet Atkins
16. It's Been a Long Time ~ Chet Atkins
17. Polka Dots and Moonbeams ~ Chet Atkins
18. Poor Boy Blues ~ Chet Atkins
19. Sneakin' Around ~ Chet Atkins
20. Big Foot ~ Chet Atkins

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, Les Paul, Mark Knopfler, Merle Travis.
Muze PNote THE ESSENTIAL CHET ATKINS is a solid two-disc overview of one of country music's true pioneers. Chet Atkins, as an artist, session guitarist, and producer, is one of the key figures in country music, the man most responsible for the development of the pop-oriented "countrypolitan" sound in the 1960s. This 40-track anthology covers all of Atkins's career and includes such canonical Atkins favorites as "Guitar Blues (Pickin' the Blues)" and "Country Gentleman," which provided the guitarist with his nickname. The set also includes comparative rarities such as a collaboration with Mother Maybelle Carter on the old folk standard "Root Hog Or Die" and the late-1950s stab at rock & roll, "Teen Scene." This is an ideal starting point for novices.

Producer: Mark Knopfler; Chet Atkins; Lenny Breau; Archie Bleyer; Anita Kerr; Jim Bullet; Chester B. Atkins; Stephen H. Sholes; Bob Ferguson; Charles Randolph Grean; Bob Irwin (Compilation)

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills
Muze Music Compilations Rhythm Country & Blues
Muze Music Compilations Country Gospel Suday In The South
Muze Music Compilations Great Country Hymns / Various
Muze Music Compilations Real 60's Country / Various
Muze Music Compilations Real 70's Country / Various
Muze Music Compilations 1960 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 1
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations 20 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Celebration Of Stars:children's Music
Muze Music Compilations Country Outlaws(2cd)
Muze Music Compilations Giggling Laughing:silly Songs For K
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:autumn Leaves
Muze Music Compilations Me And Jerry/me And Chet

Associated Artists and Works

Almeida, Laurindo
Bogguss, Suzy
Breau, Lenny
Coleman, Jim
Cramer, Floyd
Ears, Rabbit
Rabbit Ears
Watson, Doc

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/24/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697076772
Music Label Name Label : Columbia Nashville
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886970767729

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.76)
- "THE ESSENTIAL CHET ATKINS showcases his considerable skills on the guitar....The dynamic duo of Chet Atkins and Les Paul is a formidable six-string powerhouse if ever there was one."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Atkins,Chet
Product attributeLabel:   Rca Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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