CHET ATKINS (360)

Pickin' My Way / Superpickers (RVCD-360)

Raven presents two iconic albums from the guitar master CHET ATKINSPickin’ My Way (1971) and Superpickers (1974). Combined on the one CD, these albums display the breadth and range of his fluid technique. A true American country music legend, Atkins made an indelible impression as a session guitarist and record producer. He helped create the Nashville sound, a style of country music that combined pop with honky tonk. Having recorded for RCA as a solo artist since 1953, by the early-1970s Atkins was intent on expanding his range. He achieved that successfully with Pickin’ My Way which including his brilliant interpretations of Paul Simon’s ‘The Boxer’, Oscar Hammerstein’s ‘Love Come Back to Me’ and the traditional ‘Black Mountain Rag’. “This is the one!” – Leo Kottke. “Superior sound” 4.5 stars – All Music Guide.

For Superpickers Atkins assembled a stellar cast of Nashville’s finest including Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Weldon Myrick (steel guitar), Hargus Robbins (piano), Jerry Shook (guitar), Henry Strzelecki (bass), Bobby Thompson (banjo and guitar) and Charlie McCoy (harmonica). The proficiency of the players and sheer joie de vivre captured in the studio is readily evident on renditions of Jerry Jeff Walker’s ‘Mr. Bojangles’, Steve Goodman’s ‘City of New Orleans’ and ‘Just Another Rag’ by Chet and fellow picker Jerry Reed. “Wonderful playing. An A-list of Nashville musicians on a set of picking extravaganzas, Superpickers is one of his best albums” – All Music Guide. With superb audio quality and detailed liner notes this entertaining 2-for-1 CD is a must for guitar lovers and fans of classic country bluegrass.

TRACK LISTING
Pickin’ My Way (1971)
1. LOVER COME BACK TO ME
2. THE BOXER
3. HELLACIOUS
4. I NEVER KNEW
5. WABASH BLUES
6. BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG
7. JUNK
8. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
9. FLOATIN’ DOWN TO COTTON TOWN
10. PICKIN’ MY WAY
Superpickers (1974)
11. PARAMARIBO
12. FIDDLIN’ AROUND
13. MR. BOJANGLES
14. BEEF AND BISCUITS
15. SWEET DREAMS
16. JUST ANOTHER RAG
17. CANADIAN PACIFIC
18. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
19. THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S
20. ARE YOU FROM DIXIE? (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too)

Also available
CHET ATKINS - The Night Atlanta Burned / The First Nashville Guitar Quartet (RVCD-268)
CHET ATKINS, MERLE TRAVIS & DOC WATSON - The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show / Reflections (RVCD-286)
CHET ATKINS & JERRY REED - Me and Jerry / Me and Chet (RVCD-301)

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