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4-CD box (LP-size) with 44-page book, 116 tracks. Playing time approx. 292 mns. Here's the... more

Chet Atkins: Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 44-page book, 116 tracks. Playing time approx. 292 mns.

Here's the guitar that changed the world, and the recordings that changed it! Just one of the ultra-rare 10-inch albums included here fetches more than the cost of the set! As a producer, musician, and recording executive, Chet Atkins changed the course of country music...several times, several ways. His guitar style was among the most widely emulated in all American music, and - ironically

influenced a generation of rock musicians at the time he was formulating country music's response to rock, 'The Nashville Sound.'

In these early recordings, made between 1946 and 1954, Chet was exploring the guitar's potential, taking risks, and showing why every country and rockabilly picker was listening to him. By the end of the set, he was acknowledged as the greatest instrumentalist in country music. The 115 sides here include rare demo's from Knoxville circa mid-'40s, the Bullet sides, and all the RCA recordings until 1954, such as
Canned Heat, Dizzy Strings, Jitterburg Waltz, One Man Boogie, Country Gentleman,
and The Old Spinning Wheel. Backing or duet musicians include Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, and George Barnes. Chet Atkins died June 30, 2001.

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  • Interpret: Chet Atkins

  • Album titlle: Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code DI
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127157140

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Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Guitar Blues Chet Atkins
02 Brown Eyes Cryin' In The Rain Chet Atkins
03 Ain'tcha Tired Of Makin' Me Blue Chet Atkins
04 I'm Gonna Get Tight Chet Atkins
05 Canned Heat Chet Atkins
06 Standing Room Only Chet Atkins
07 Don't Hand Me That Line Chet Atkins
08 Bug Dance Chet Atkins
09 In Her Own Peculiar Way Chet Atkins
10 The Nashville Jump Chet Atkins
11 My Guitar Is My Sweetheart Chet Atkins
12 I'm Pickin' The Blues Chet Atkins
13 Gone, Gone, Gone Chet Atkins
14 Barnyard Shuffle Chet Atkins
15 Save Your Money Chet Atkins
16 I Know When I'm Blue Chet Atkins
17 I've Been Working On The Guitar Chet Atkins
18 Dizzy Strings Chet Atkins
19 Money, Marbles And Chalk Chet Atkins
20 Wednesday Night Waltz Chet Atkins
21 Guitar Waltz Chet Atkins
22 Telling My Troubles To My Old Guitar Chet Atkins
23 Dance Of The Goldenrod Chet Atkins
24 Galloping Guitar Chet Atkins
25 Barber Shop Rag Chet Atkins
26 Centipede Boogie Chet Atkins
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Under The Hickory Nut Tree Chet Atkins
02 I Was Bitten By The Same Bug Twice Chet Atkins
03 One More Chance Chet Atkins
04 The Old Buck Dance Chet Atkins
05 Boogie Man Boogie Chet Atkins
06 Main Street Breakdown Chet Atkins
07 Confusin' Chet Atkins
08 Music In My Heart Chet Atkins
09 Indian Love Call Chet Atkins
10 Birth Of The Blues Chet Atkins
11 Mountain Melody Chet Atkins
12 You're Always Brand New Chet Atkins
13 My Crazy Heart Chet Atkins
14 Hybrid Corn Chet Atkins
15 Jitterbug Waltz Chet Atkins
16 One Man Boogie (take H) Chet Atkins
17 Crazy Rhythm (instr.) Chet Atkins
18 Crazy Rhythm (vocal) Chet Atkins
19 Rustic Dance Chet Atkins
20 Rainbow Chet Atkins
21 In The Mood Chet Atkins
22 Spanish Fandango Chet Atkins
23 Midnight Chet Atkins
24 Good-Bye Blues Chet Atkins
25 Your Mean Little Heart Chet Atkins
26 Sweet Bunch Of Daisies Chet Atkins
27 Blue Gypsy Chet Atkins
28 The Third Man Theme Chet Atkins
29 One Man Boogie (take d) Chet Atkins
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 St. Louis Blues Chet Atkins
02 Nobody's Sweetheart Chet Atkins
03 Lover Come Back To Me Chet Atkins
04 Stephen Foster Medley Chet Atkins
05 Hangover Blues Chet Atkins
06 Imagination Chet Atkins
07 Black Mountain Rag Chet Atkins
08 Guitar Polka (& ROSALIE ALLEN) Chet Atkins
09 Dream Train (& ROSALIE ALLEN) Chet Atkins
10 Meet Mr. Callaghan Chet Atkins
11 Chinatown, My Chinatown Chet Atkins
12 High Rockin' Swing Chet Atkins
13 Pig Leaf Rag Chet Atkins
14 Oh By Jingo! Chet Atkins
15 Hello Ma Baby Chet Atkins
16 The Bells Of St. Mary's Chet Atkins
17 Country Gentleman Chet Atkins
18 Memphis Blues Chet Atkins
19 Alice Blue Gown Chet Atkins
20 12th Street Rag Chet Atkins
21 Peeping Tom Chet Atkins
22 Three O'Clock In The Morning Chet Atkins
23 Georgia Camp Meeting Chet Atkins
24 City Slicker Chet Atkins
25 Dill Pickle Rag Chet Atkins
26 Rubber Doll Rag Chet Atkins
27 Beautiful Ohio (vers. 1) Chet Atkins
28 Kentucky Derby Chet Atkins
29 Wildwood Flower Chet Atkins
30 Guitars On Parade Chet Atkins
31 Simple Simon Chet Atkins
32 Rubber Doll Rag (alt) Chet Atkins
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Get Up And Go (& CHET ATKINS) Chet Atkins
02 Pagan Love Song Chet Atkins
03 Beautiful Ohio (vers. 2) Chet Atkins
04 Down Hill Drag Chet Atkins
05 Avalon Chet Atkins
06 Sunrise Serenade Chet Atkins
07 San Antonio Rose Chet Atkins
08 Set A Spell (& RED KIRK) Chet Atkins
09 Mister Misery (duet vocal) Chet Atkins
10 Get Up And Go (& RED KIRK) Chet Atkins
11 South Chet Atkins
12 Alabama Jubilee Chet Atkins
13 Corrine, Corrina Chet Atkins
14 Indiana (Back Home In Indiana) Chet Atkins
15 Red Wing Chet Atkins
16 Frankie And Johnnie Chet Atkins
17 A Gay Ranchero Chet Atkins
18 Ballin' The Jack Chet Atkins
19 Honeysuckle Rose Chet Atkins
20 Darktown Strutters Ball (& HANK SNOW) Chet Atkins
21 The Old Spinning Wheel (& HAND SNOW) Chet Atkins
22 Silver Bells (& HANK SNOW) Chet Atkins
23 Under The Double Eagle (& HANK SNOW) Chet Atkins
24 The Birth Of The Blues Chet Atkins
25 Have You Ever Been Lonely Chet Atkins
26 Caravan Chet Atkins
27 Old Man River Chet Atkins
28 Mister Sandman Chet Atkins
29 New Spanish Two Step Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins The hands of the baker and candlestick maker are those of a skillful man The... more
"Chet Atkins"

Chet Atkins


The hands of the baker and candlestick maker are those of a skillful man
The thread of the tailor, the ropes of the sailor are tied by knowing hands
The watchmakers eye and a light to see by and hands that are calm and sure
Make the tiniest springs do the tiniest things And long has the skill endured
It matters not the job you've got as long as you do it well
The things that are made by plans well laid the test of time will tell.
But how can you count, or know the amount of the value of the man
By the melodies played and the beauty made by the touch of Chet Atkins hands

 Johnny Cash, 4-15-70

                                                                  

"When asked recently which of his hundreds of recordings was his personal favorite, Chet's answer was soft, but emphatic.'I don't like any of them, nor do I like to hear them. I always notice some little thing I think I could have done better.'"

                          Unsigned Notes, 'Stringin' Along With Chet Atkins'

                            

"I played pretty good back in those days -- the 50s and 60s," he says. "I was brave and ignorant and I played pretty well. I really was ahead of a lot of people in those days. Now I am trying to catch up with everybody, but back in those days it was nice. I was kind of an innovator and I could pull it off very well. I can see that now. At the time I thought I was terrible, but that kept me improving and trying to learn to play better."

                                                              Chet Atkins - Music City News, 1996

 

"He was the guitar player of the 20th Century."

  Garrison Keillor,

                                                       

 

Bring Me A Dream

First a guitar he designed with his name on it. Then, a guitar course in his name, and finally, a hit single.

In 1955, eight years after Steve Sholes signed him to RCA Victor, Chet Atkins's instrumental rendition of the Chordettes' pop vocal hit Mister Sandman gave him the first hit single of his career. It didn't break the Top Ten, but it was a hit. Now the idol of country guitarists of all ages and persuasions, he was well along in his quest to become the world's best known country guitarist.

He was in his early thirties, and the next phase would make him one of the world's most influential guitarists. Period.

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In 2002, a year after he died following a lengthy bout with cancer, Chet Atkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their 'sideman' category. The honor recognized his work in Nashville's studios, including his behind-the-scenes roles in the early hits of Elvis Presley and his friends, the Everly Brothers. Twenty-nine years earlier, he'd been the youngest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The rationale behind his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually went beyond that. It's impossible to wander through rock 'n' roll history without tramping on guitarists who drank from Chet's musical fountainhead. Early on, there was Scotty Moore, Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy. The Ventures' Don Wilson and Bob Bogle owe their careers to one Atkins album cut. George Harrison invoked his style on Beatles tracks like I'm A Loser. His influence on John Fogerty and Mark Knopfler was obvious.

In country, Jerry Reed, Doc Watson, Paul Yandell, Marcel Dadi, Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, Odell Martin and Tommy Emmanuel traced at least part of their musical lineage to Chet. His jazz admirers included Lenny Breau, Johnny Smith, Les Paul, Earl Klugh and George Benson. Classical guitar luminaries Christopher Parkening and Chet's occasional collaborator Liona Boyd were friends and fans.

His penchant for electronic experimentation, cultivated as a teenager, yielded some profound innovations. The homemade electronic effects he created and used on some of his records might not have had names like 'wah-wah' or 'chorus,' but in the late 60s, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and others used foot-controlled versions miniaturized by transistors, readily available to anyone. To Chet's credit, he used them to enhance his music, not as shallow gimmickry.

If the 1946-54 phase of Atkins's recording career was a slow ramping up, the 1955-1960 era defined his future. It went beyond singles that sold better than they had at first. In an era when albums were little more than afterthoughts for most country acts, they became his primary medium. He wasn't just the first country instrumentalist to become a successful album artist; he sold to pop fans who wouldn't have considered listening to other country musicians.

During these six years, Atkins became a full-blown RCA producer. Then, just as he gained confidence in the control room, he faced the biggest challenge of his career as rock 'n' roll upended country music's rising popularity. How he handled the challenge became one of his most important legacies. It was no small irony that as he worked to revive country, that he, as part of his duties, played on and produced RCA rock sessions.

As a producer, Atkins's desire to find new sounds gave him a larger, broader palette. Even so, the fact remained that his RCA superiors expected results—records that sold and enhanced the corporate bottom line. All this impacted his own records as he sought new sounds and embarked on a quest to play every note flawlessly. Many were trailblazing; a few missed the mark. This collection includes everything: the brilliant, the great, the good and bad.

Considering how all this began, and the path, his triumphs are nothing short of miraculous.

Luttrell and points North:

"Everything that has ever happened to me, I consider a good break…even if I get fired. I think everything happens for the best."

                                            Chet Atkins,

 notes to 'Stringin' Along With Chet Atkins'

It was a journey that began humbly enough in East Tennessee's rural Union County, north of Knoxville amid the Great Smoky Mountains. James Arley Atkins, who worked the railroad and became a voice and piano teacher, had a son, Jim, born in 1912, and a daughter, Willard by his first wife. His second wife, Ida Sharp Atkins, bore him three children: Lowell, Niona, and on June 20, 1924, Chester Burton Atkins.

His childhood, spent on a farm near Luttrell, mixed music with poverty, illness and pain. Half brother Jim, 12 years older, became Chet's first musical hero. He took his guitar playing seriously and left home as a teenager to begin his professional music career. Chester heard the records of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family and started plunking a ukulele.

Two years after his parents' 1930 divorce came a new stepfather, Willie Strevel, who owned two guitars. Chester swapped him some rifles for a guitar and began playing obsessively, a balm for the pain of poverty around him. He taught himself to play a fiddle given him by an uncle, and for a time he, Lowell, and Niona had a small band.  Chester once amazed Strevel, who tried to emulate the guitar work on blues records by Blind Lemon Jefferson, when he outdid his stepdad.

Nineteen-thirty-six brought Chester another trauma: an asthma attack so severe that James Atkins returned to take Chester to the more favorable climate of his rural Georgia farm. For a shy kid, it was a rough transition. But he adjusted and, when offered the chance to return home, decided to stay in Georgia. When he wasn't in school, he drank in music wherever he could. Fascinated by electronics, he built a radio. He could hear Jim Atkins, who'd worked on Chicago's 'WLS National Barn Dance,'playing rhythm guitar with Les Paul's Trio in New York on Fred Waring's NBC radio show. He also enjoyed Chicago guitar ace George Barnes.

One night in 1939, Merle Travis's syncopated thumb and index finger guitar style, broadcast live from WLW in Cincinnati, came through his radio and changed his life. He assumed--incorrectly—that Travis used the right hand thumb and two fingers. By teaching himself to pick that way, he sowed the seeds of the Atkins approach to fingerstyle guitar.

After his 1942 high school graduation in Georgia, he got a job at WNOX in Knoxville, playing fiddle with singer Bill Carlisle and comic Archie Campbell. After station boss Lowell Blanchard heard him picking on a borrowed guitar, Chester became featured guitarist on the station's noontime 'Mid-Day Merry Go-Round.' Blanchard encouraged his insatiable appetite for music by slipping him a key to WNOX's music library. He heard Andres Segovia's classical guitar playing and discovered Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, his newest hero.

Leaving WNOX in mid 1945, he spent six months at WLW and met two fellow Djangophiles: guitarist Homer Haynes and mandolinist Jethro Burns, better known as comics Homer & Jethro. He also met singer Leona Johnson, and married her a year later. Travis, living in California, visited WLW and heaped praise on his young disciple, beginning a lifelong friendship.

Laid off late in 1945, Atkins worked briefly in Raleigh, North Carolina with Johnnie and Jack then moved to Chicago bent on landing a job with Red Foley, about to bolt the 'National Barn Dance' for the Opry. When he debuted on the show in April 1946, Atkins was his guitarist, allowed an instrumental solo on Foley's Opry spots. The Nashville stay was brief. When the ad agency made Foley eliminate Atkins' solo, Atkins quit. Before leaving town, he recorded Guitar Blues for Nashville-based Bullet Records.

A move to WRVA in Richmond, Virginia lasted only a month. By 1947 he was at KWTO in Springfield, Missouri, where station booking agent and producer Si Siman started calling him 'Chet.' He and Leona now had a daughter Merle, named for Merle Travis. With Travis himself having hit singles featuring his picking, Siman sent transcription discs of Chet's playing to various record companies, assuming one of them might want their own Travis. He then left on vacation.

A bureaucrat filling his spot decided Chet played too much pop for a country guitarist and fired him. Chet moved to Denver and played with Shorty Thompson's Western Swing band when Siman struck paydirt. Steve Sholes, RCA's country A&R head was interested. Chet got a call in Denver and verbally accepted an RCA contract to sing and play. Thompson insisted on going along to sing. When Chet demurred, Thompson fired him.

Chet did his first RCA session in Chicago in August, 1947. He and Sholes became friendly. By 1948, Chet was back at WNOX, performing on their Saturday night 'Tennessee Barn Dance'with Homer & Jethro, who backed him on many of his 1949-1953 RCA recordings like Galloping On The Guitar and Main Street Breakdown. The vocals went by the wayside.

In 1949, Chet joined Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, led by original Carter Family member (and country guitar great) Maybelle Carter and her daughters June, Helen and Anita. They settled at KWTO, where they played showdates, recorded for RCA and for Siman's RadiOzark Transcription service. After an early 1950 Opry guest appearance, WSM's Jack Stapp offered the Carters an Opry spot. The Carters. Not Chet.

Stapp explained to Ezra 'Pop' Carter, Maybelle's husband and the act's manager, that Nashville guitarists didn't want Chet competing with them. Carter, a tough Virginian who considered the Atkinses part of their extended family, was equally firm. Everyone came, or no one did. It went back and forth until WSM gave in. Chet, Leona and Merle arrived with the Carters in Nashville in June, 1950.

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Tracklist
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Guitar Blues
02 Brown Eyes Cryin' In The Rain
03 Ain'tcha Tired Of Makin' Me Blue
04 I'm Gonna Get Tight
05 Canned Heat
06 Standing Room Only
07 Don't Hand Me That Line
08 Bug Dance
09 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 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 Telling My Troubles To My Old Guitar
23 Dance Of The Goldenrod
24 Galloping Guitar
25 Barber Shop Rag
26 Centipede Boogie
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Under The Hickory Nut Tree
02 I Was Bitten By The Same Bug Twice
03 One More Chance
04 The Old Buck Dance
05 Boogie Man Boogie
06 Main Street Breakdown
07 Confusin'
08 Music In My Heart
09 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 (take H)
17 Crazy Rhythm (instr.)
18 Crazy Rhythm (vocal)
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 (take d)
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 St. Louis Blues
02 Nobody's Sweetheart
03 Lover Come Back To Me
04 Stephen Foster Medley
05 Hangover Blues
06 Imagination
07 Black Mountain Rag
08 Guitar Polka (& ROSALIE ALLEN)
09 Dream Train (& ROSALIE ALLEN)
10 Meet Mr. 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 12th 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 (vers. 1)
28 Kentucky Derby
29 Wildwood Flower
30 Guitars On Parade
31 Simple Simon
32 Rubber Doll Rag (alt)
Atkins, Chet - Gallopin' Guitar (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Get Up And Go (& CHET ATKINS)
02 Pagan Love Song
03 Beautiful Ohio (vers. 2)
04 Down Hill Drag
05 Avalon
06 Sunrise Serenade
07 San Antonio Rose
08 Set A Spell (& RED KIRK)
09 Mister Misery (duet vocal)
10 Get Up And Go (& RED KIRK)
11 South
12 Alabama Jubilee
13 Corrine, Corrina
14 Indiana (Back Home In Indiana)
15 Red Wing
16 Frankie And Johnnie
17 A Gay Ranchero
18 Ballin' The Jack
19 Honeysuckle Rose
20 Darktown Strutters Ball (& HANK SNOW)
21 The Old Spinning Wheel (& HAND SNOW)
22 Silver Bells (& HANK SNOW)
23 Under The Double Eagle (& HANK SNOW)
24 The Birth Of The Blues
25 Have You Ever Been Lonely
26 Caravan
27 Old Man River
28 Mister Sandman
29 New Spanish Two Step