Early Chet Atkins

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Listening to this CD, which features Chester Atkins as he was then known accompanying Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters, one gets an uncanny sense of déjà vu -- not with Chet Atkins' work, as such, but, rather, with those Everly family broadcasts on the Everly Brothers' Roots album, featuring Ike Everly. Except here, instead of Don and Phil harmonizing, it's the Carter Sisters -- their singing shares the spotlight with his crisp, nimble-fingered playing, and the result is a rousing mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, and novelty tunes preserved mostly on transcription discs. The audio, preserved from surviving platters which weren't supposed to survive, varies ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Listening to this CD, which features Chester Atkins as he was then known accompanying Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters, one gets an uncanny sense of déjà vu -- not with Chet Atkins' work, as such, but, rather, with those Everly family broadcasts on the Everly Brothers' Roots album, featuring Ike Everly. Except here, instead of Don and Phil harmonizing, it's the Carter Sisters -- their singing shares the spotlight with his crisp, nimble-fingered playing, and the result is a rousing mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, and novelty tunes preserved mostly on transcription discs. The audio, preserved from surviving platters which weren't supposed to survive, varies somewhat in quality, but the producers have done a more than fair job of making it consistent and rewarding. And fans who only know him in terms of his solo recordings may be surprised to heard Atkins as a very busy accompanist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Country Routes
  • UPC: 008637903220
  • Catalog Number: 32
  • Sales rank: 158,804

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Atkins Primary Artist, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Faron Young Contributor
Anita Carter Contributor
Carter Sisters Contributor
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
June Carter Cash Contributor
Smokey Rogers Composer
Margaret Taylor Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Helen Carter Contributor
Charlie Crump Remastering
Jimmie Dean Contributor
Alfred Bryan Composer
George L. Cobb Composer
Percy Wenrich Composer
Peter Taylor Logo Design
Mother Maybelle Contributor
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