Guitar Monsters

Guitar Monsters

by Chet Atkins
     
 

Chester and Lester went at it again in Nashville after the success of their first encounter, and the results are just about as marvelous. Reportedly, there was a lot of tension at these sessions, with Les being in a particularly foul mood and suffering from a cold, but it didn't seem to affect the splendid playing on tunes like "Limehouse Blues," and the rollicking… See more details below

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Chester and Lester went at it again in Nashville after the success of their first encounter, and the results are just about as marvelous. Reportedly, there was a lot of tension at these sessions, with Les being in a particularly foul mood and suffering from a cold, but it didn't seem to affect the splendid playing on tunes like "Limehouse Blues," and the rollicking "It Don't Mean a Thing" and nine others. The tension may have given a bit of a real-life edge to the hilarious mutual joshing of "I'm Your Greatest Fan," but who can say? The choice of tunes again falls mostly in Paul's territory, with old standbys like "Over the Rainbow," "Brazil" and "I Surrender Dear," but Atkins gets in Ralph Flanagan's lovable "Hot Toddy," and there is even a countrified take on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation." Atkins suavely handles both acoustic and electric guitars on the sessions, while Les' brittle, everywhere-at-once electric guitar is heard for the last time (so far) on a full-length album. Tracks from this album, along with those of Chester and Lester, can be heard on the CD Masters of the Guitar Together (Pair PDC-2-1230).

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/2013
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064001263
catalogNumber:
400126
Rank:
4430

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Primary Artist
Randy Goodrum   Piano
Buddy Harman   Drums
Paul Yandell   Rhythm Guitar
Larrie Londin   Drums
Randy Hauser   Drums
Joe Osborne   Bass

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Paul   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Ralph Flanagan   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Composer,Producer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Herb Hendler   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Bill Vandevort   Engineer
Mark Wilder   Remastering
Chris Morris   Reissue Liner Notes
Ary Barroso   Composer
Rob Santos   Producer
Jon Sievert   Photo Courtesy
Newton Mendonça   Composer
S.K. Russell   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Reissue Producer
Herb Burnette   Art Direction,Cover Photo
Tom D. Kline   Reissue Design
Ralph E. Hill   Composer
Paul Champion   Composer
DiAnne Patrick   Construction,Slipcover Concept
Bobby Lee Atkins   Composer

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