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Track Listing
CD1
1. GUITAR BLUES (PICKIN' THE BLUES) Chet Atkins (Bullet 617) 1946
2. CANNED HEAT Chet Atkins (RCA 20-2472) 1947
3. AIN'TCHA TIRED OF MAKING ME BLUE Chet Atkins (RCA 20-2587) 1947
4. BUG DANCE Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-2692) 1948
5. I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE GUITAR Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-2876) 1948
6. I KNOW WHEN I'M BLUE Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-2876) 1948
7. DIZZY STRINGS Chet Atkins (RCA 20-3006) 1948
8. I'M PICKIN' THE BLUES Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-3164) 1948
9. BARNYARD SHUFFLE Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-3164) 1948
10. NASHVILLE JUMP Chet Atkins And His Colorado Mountain Boys (RCA 20-3294) 1949
11. GALLOPING GUITAR Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 21-0021) 1949
12. BARBER SHOP RAG Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 21-0067, 48-0062) 1949
13. TELLING MY TROUBLES TO MY OLD GUITAR Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 21-0090, 48-0089) 1949
14. CENTIPEDE BOOGIE Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 21-0139, 48-0142) 1949
15. ONE MORE CHANCE Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 21-0165, 48-0173) 1950
16. MAIN STREET BREAKDOWN Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0329) 1950
17. BOOGIE MAN BOOGIE Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0367) 1950
18. I WAS BITTEN BY THE SAME BUG TWICE Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0367) 1950
19. THE BIRTH OF THE BLUES Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 48-0402) 1950
20. INDIAN LOVE CALL Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0428) 1951
21. YOU'RE ALWAYS BRAND NEW Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 48-0440) 1951
22. MOUNTAIN MELODY Chet Atkins and His Guitar Pickers (RCA 48-0440) 1951
23. THE JITTERBUG WALTZ Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0471) 1951
24. CRAZY RHYTHM Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0500) 1951
25. HYBRID CORN Chet Atkins (RCA 48-0500) 1951
26. SWEET BUNCH OF DAISIES Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4377) 1951
27. GOOD-BYE BLUES Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4491) 1952
28. RAINBOW Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4491) 1952

CD2
1. SPANISH FANDANGO Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4684) 1952
2. CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4896) 1952
3. HANGOVER BLUES Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4923) 1952
4. LOVER COME BACK TO ME Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4924) 1952
5. THIRD MAN THEME Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-4925) 1952
6. MIDNIGHT Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-5010) 1952
7. RUSTIC DANCE Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-5010) 1952
8. FIG LEAF RAG Chet Atkins (RCA 47-5181) 1953
9. HIGH ROCKIN' SWING Chet Atkins (RCA 47-5181) 1953
10. COUNTRY GENTLEMAN Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-5300) 1953
11. CITY SLICKER Chet Atkins and his Galloping Guitar (RCA 47-5484) 1953
12. WILDWOOD FLOWER Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5638) 1954
13. DOWNHILL DRAG Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5704) 1954
14. KENTUCKY DERBY Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5704) 1954
15. SAN ANTONIO ROSE Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5813) 1954
16. MR. SANDMAN Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5956) 1954
17. SILVER BELLS Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-5995) 1955
18. THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (JEAN'S SONG) Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-6366) 1955
19. TRAMBONE Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-6796) 1957
20. TRICKY The Rhythm Rockers with Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-6808) 1957
21. HIDDEN CHARMS Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7048) 1957
22. BOO BOO STICK BEAT Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7589) 1959
23. DJANGO'S CASTLE Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7589) 1959
24. TEENSVILLE Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7684) 1960
25. ONE MINT JULEP Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7684) 1960
26. SLINKEY Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7747) 1960
27. THEME FROM "THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS" Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7796) 1960
28. THE SLOP Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7847) 1961
29. JINGLE BELL ROCK Chet Atkins (RCA , 47-7971) 1961
30. MELISSA Chet Atkins (RCA 47-8029) 1962
Artist:
Chet Atkins
Title:
The Chet Atkins Singles Collection 1946-62 (2
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3254
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Chet Atkins was one of the most innovative and influential personalities in country music in the post-war decades, both as a highly skilled and distinctive finger-picking guitarist, and as a record producer and session musician, helping to shape the “Nashville” sound which helped broaden the popularity of country music in the late ‘50s.

• This great-value 59-track 2-CD collection focuses on his work as a recording artist, covering a period over more than a decade and a half during which he progressed from being a journeyman country musician to one of the most respected and imitated guitarists in all of popular music, not just country, with major rock artists later citing him as a key influence.

• Deriving his style from influences as diverse as Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt, he developed a finger-style technique which set him apart from his peers and gave his music and recordings an increasingly distinctive flavour.

• This anthology comprises selected A and B sides from the singles he released during the period covered by this collection, so that it provides a fascinating musical journey through the years when his stature within the business inexorably grew, and his work as a performer became overshadowed by his studio work with other artists, and his A&R role at RCA.

• It naturally offers plenty of examples of his unique skill as a guitarist but also shows the many sides of his talents as singer, bandleader and songwriter, and includes all the country chart entries he had during this time with “Mr. Sandman”, “Silver Bell”, “Jean’s Song”, “Boo Boo Stick Beat, “One Mint Julep” and “Jingle Bell Rock”.
Reviews For The Chet Atkins Singles Collection 1946-62 (2
Country Music Magazine - Garth Cartwright
As always with Acrobat, this compilation comes with great sleevenotes and photos and, most importantly, superb mastering of sound.” *****
RNR - Nick Burbridge
A bold and innovative collection ***
Country Music Magazine - Albums of the Year 2018
“Superb sleevenotes, photos and, most importantly, mastering of sound.”