My Tribute To Chet Atkins CD (2009)

Artist: Steve Wariner

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Product Overview


Label Selectone/agro
SKU 212077367
UPC 826411200828
UPC 14 00826411200828
Format CD
Release Date 11/10/2009
Author Steve Wariner
Technical Info
Engineer Randy Gardner
Producer Steve Wariner
CatalogID 2008
Lable Name Selectone Records
Released 11/10/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826411200828
Album Notes and Credits
Tributee: Chet Atkins.
Personnel: Steve Wariner (guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, castanets); Paul Yandell (electric guitar); Jeff Guernsey (mandolin, fiddle); Jimmy Mattingly (fiddle); Tony Migliore (piano); Ron Gannaway (drums, percussion); Terry Wariner, Paul Leim (drums).
Audio Mixer: Randy Gardner.
Liner Note Author: John Knowles.
Recording information: Wariner's Studio.
Illustrator: Miranda Crump.
Photographer: Jeff Frazier.
Arrangers: D. Bergen White; Steve Wariner; Bergen White.
Steve Wariner has placed dozens of hits on the country charts over the past three decades, traversing the many styles and moods of contemporary country. But this time around it's all about payback: No one had a greater influence on Wariner than the late guitar god Chet Atkins, and the purpose of this album is solely to acknowledge that debt. Wariner has released all-instrumental recordings before, but never one devoted to a single musician. The 11 tracks here include a handful of songs associated with Atkins but most are Wariner compositions in which he showcases Atkins's style. The set begins with one called "Leavin' Luttrell," its name taken from Atkins' hometown of Luttrell, Tenn. It's meant to capture the essence of Atkins' earliest work and it does so admirably. Other tracks tap into honky-tonk fiddle tunes, the orchestral countrypolitan sound, and even the versatile Atkins's flirtations with jazz. "Reeding Out Loud" is a double tribute, honoring not only Atkins but the late Jerry Reed, one of the many artists with whom Atkins worked, while "Producer's Medley" is exactly what it says it is: a careful fusion of bits from songs associated with everyone from the Everly Brothers to Skeeter Davis to Perry Como, three of the countless artists Atkins produced. Throughout the album, Wariner's guitar work is crisp, sharp and smart--he never attempts to imitate Atkins but he manages to embody him nonetheless.
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.65) - "Wariner's tunes express plenty....A George Benson-esque original, 'Tuned In,' reflects Atkins' love of contemporary jazz."
Disc 1
1 Leavin' Luttrell
2 John Henry
3 (Back Home Again In) Indiana
4 Leona
5 Blue Angel
6 Reeding Out Loud
7 Producer's Medley: And I Love You So/Welcome to My World/The Three Bells/I Can't Stop Loving You/Java/Let It Be Me/End o
8 Tuned In
9 6120
10 Chet's Guitar
11 Silent Strings
Product Attributes
Artist Wariner,Steve
Label Selectone Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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