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Galloping Guitar: The Early Years
     

Galloping Guitar: The Early Years

by Chet Atkins
 
A wonderful multi-disc boxed set retrospective of Atkins's earliest recordings. Casual fans will be surprised to hear that Chet was originally marketed as a vocalist/guitarist, much the same as then popular Merle Travis was on Capitol. His eventual move over to strict instrumentals doesn't come until the end of this box set, with guest

Overview

A wonderful multi-disc boxed set retrospective of Atkins's earliest recordings. Casual fans will be surprised to hear that Chet was originally marketed as a vocalist/guitarist, much the same as then popular Merle Travis was on Capitol. His eventual move over to strict instrumentals doesn't come until the end of this box set, with guest vocalists flitting in and out of the picture, but Atkins's guitar is solid throughout.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/1994
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127157140
catalogNumber:
15714

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Guitar Blues
  2. Brown Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
  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 Golden Rod
  24. Galloping on the Guitar
  25. Barber Shop Rag
  26. Centipede Boogie

Disc 2

  1. Under the Hickory Nut Tree
  2. I Was Bitten by the Same Bug Twice
  3. One More Chance
  4. The Old Buck Dance
  5. Boogie Man Boogie
  6. Main Street Breakdown
  7. Confusin'
  8. Music in My Heart
  9. Indian Love Call
  10. Birth of the Blues
  11. Mountain Melody
  12. You're Always Brand New
  13. My Crazy Heart
  14. Hybrid Corn
  15. Jitterbug Waltz
  16. One Man Boogie
  17. Crazy Rhythm
  18. Crazy Rhythm
  19. Rustic Dance
  20. Rainbow
  21. In the Mood
  22. Spanish Fandango
  23. Midnight
  24. Good-Bye Blues
  25. Your Mean Little Heart
  26. Sweet Bunch of Daisies
  27. Blue Gypsy
  28. The Third Man Theme
  29. One Man Boogie

Disc 3

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Nobody's Sweetheart
  3. Lover, Come Back to Me
  4. Stephen Foster Medley
  5. Hangover Blues
  6. Imagination
  7. Black Mountain Rag
  8. Guitar Polka
  9. Dream Train
  10. Meet Mister Callaghan
  11. Chinatown, My Chinatown
  12. High Rockin' Swing
  13. Pig Leaf Rag
  14. Oh by Jingo!
  15. Hello Ma Baby
  16. The Bells of St. Mary's
  17. Country Gentleman
  18. Memphis Blues
  19. Alice Blue Gown
  20. Twelfth Street Rag
  21. Peeping Tom
  22. Three O'Clock in the Morning
  23. Georgia Camp Meeting
  24. City Slicker
  25. Dill Pickle Rag
  26. Rubber Doll Rag
  27. Beautiful Ohio
  28. Kentucky Derby
  29. Wildwood Flower
  30. Guitars on Parade
  31. Simple Simon
  32. Rubber Doll Rag

Disc 4

  1. Get Up and Go
  2. Pagan Love Song
  3. Beautiful Ohio
  4. Downhill Drag
  5. Avalon
  6. Sunrise Serenade
  7. San Antonio Rose
  8. Set a Spell
  9. Mister Misery
  10. Get Up and Go
  11. South
  12. Alabama Jubilee
  13. Corrine, Corrina
  14. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  15. Red Wing
  16. Frankie and Johnnie
  17. Gay Ranchero
  18. Ballin' the Jack
  19. Honeysuckle Rose
  20. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  21. The Old Spinning Wheel
  22. Silver Bell
  23. Under the Double Eagle
  24. The Birth of the Blues
  25. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
  26. Caravan
  27. Ol' Man River
  28. Mister Sandman
  29. New Spanish Two-Step

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Hank Snow   Track Performer
George Barnes   Guitar
Anita Kerr   Organ
Marty Gold   Organ,Piano
Anita Carter   Bass,Vocals
Rosalie Allen   Vocals,Track Performer
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Frank Carroll   Bass
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Charles Randolph Grean   Bass
Buddy Harman   Drums
Phil Kraus   Drums
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass
Marvin Hughes   Organ,Piano,Celeste
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Bob Moore   Bass
Jack Shook   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Lanham   Guitar
Louis Innis   Rhythm Guitar
Chernet   Guitar
Dutch McMillin   Clarinet
Donald Slayman   Fiddle
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
James "Jimmy" Atkins   Guitar
Harold Siegel   Bass
Donna Wilson   Vocals
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Coleen Wilson   Vocals
Red Kirk   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer,Producer
Merle Travis   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Frankie Carle   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Colin Escott   Illustrations
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Biographical Information
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Arnold Johnson   Composer
Tuvinian Singers   Composer
Bruce Hailstalk   Tape Research
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Dave Samuelson   Illustrations
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
James "Jimmy" Atkins   Composer
William Jerome   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Francia Luban   Composer
Juan José Espinosa   Composer
Abe Tuvim   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Jean Schwartz   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Sylke Lohmeyer   Artwork
James Hanley   Composer

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