CHET ATKINS & JERRY REED (301)

Me and Jerry / Me and Chet (2-for-1) (RVCD-301)

Raven presents two original, essential albums on one CD by Country legends CHET ATKINS and JERRY REED: the Grammy Award-winning Me and Jerry (1970) and Me and Chet (1972). When two of the greatest guitar players in the history of Country music teamed up for these classic instrumental albums (originally released on RCA Victor), the results were refined, joyous and highly entertaining. A true Country legend, Atkins had made an indelible impression as a session guitarist and record producer for over 20 years and by the early 1970s was intent on expanding his range. Reed was coming off the success of hits like ‘Georgia Sunshine’, ‘Amos Moses’ and ‘When You’re Hot’ and these good-natured sessions allowed the duo to let loose in the studio.

On Me and Jerry Atkins’ playing is precise and tasteful while Reed is typically brash and rollicking, with covers of pop hits ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ and ‘MacArthur Park’, plus Merle Travis’ ‘Cannonball Rag’ and Reed compositions ‘Nut Sundae’ and ‘Stump Water’. Second time around, Me and Chet is another brilliant session of instrumental guitar interplay. All country tunes, with Reed’s ‘Jerry’s Breakdown’ highlighting the pickers displays of speed while ‘Good Stuff’ is slow and swampy. The highlight is a spirited take on ‘Mystery Train’. “There isn’t a bad track, as the two pickers trade licks gleefully, sparking off each other” – Allmusic Guide. With bonus tracks, superb quality audio, detailed notes, colour booklet.

TRACK LISTING
CHET ATKINS and JERRY REED – Me and Jerry (1970)
1. TENNESSEE STUD
2. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
3. MACARTHUR PARK
4. OLD MAN RIVER
5. NUT SUNDAE
6. CANNONBALL RAG
7. WRECK OF THE JOHN B
8. STUMP WATER
9. THE JANUARY-FEBRUARY MARCH
10. SOMETHING
JERRY REED and CHET ATKINS – Me and Chet (1972)
11. JERRY’S BREAKDOWN
12. LIMEHOUSE BLUES
13. LIEBESTRAUM
14. SERENADE TO SUMMERTIME
15. NASHTOWN VILLE
16. MYSTERY TRAIN
17. THE MAD RUSSIAN
18. FLYING SOUTH
19. GOOD STUFF
20. ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU
21. I SAW THE LIGHT
Bonus Tracks
Chet Atkins
22. I'LL SAY SHE DOES
23. EAST WIND
24. REMEMBERING
25. BABY'S GOING HOME
26. THE EARLY DAWN
27. STEEPLECHASE LANE
Jerry Reed
28. THE CLAW
29. ALABAMA JUBILEE

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