Highlighting Chet Atkins 50 plus year career as a virtuoso singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world s greatest guitarists Atkins whole body of work truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment and nearly 140 of his all time greatest recordings are discussed An overview of his life and work is provided....
|Title||:||Chet Atkins: The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar|
|Publisher||:||McFarland September 30, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||228 pages|
|File Size||:||979 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Chet Atkins: The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar Reviews
The description led me to believe that this would be an analysis of Chet's songs, but the discussion is more of a studio log, when, where, which guitar and with whom. There is the occasional discussion of keys and whether or not a capo was involved, but there's no information about the songs themselves that I couldn't derive more quickly with a listen while playing along. If you want to know the wheres and whens of Chet's recodings, by all means, this is the book to buy. If you are in terested in the guts and bolts of his arrangements, keep looking.
If you're a fan of Chet, you'll want this book. Yes there are some limits. I wanted info on some specific rather obscure recordings that aren't in this book. "Hybrid Corn" recorded circa 1953 for example - is not mentioned, unless I missed a reference to it. There are others likewise not mentioned. But Mark did an excellent job researching and publishing this work - THANKS MARK your research and attention to details are very obvious. Well done!
Great read about a great musician leader in country music.
Chet Atkins: The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar by Mark S. Reinhart is an interesting read by a fan of Chet Atkins. There are many (137) of his greatest hits listed in this book. The author goes into great detail of each song , such as composer, producer, the musicians, location and date of recording, and the original release information. Plus telling more detailed information about each and every song. Mark Reinhart and his parents were really huge fans of Chet Atkins as you can tell by the reading of this book.
This is a good introduction to Chet Atkin's career and vast amount of song recordings as only a portion of his recorded songs are discussed. Mark Reinhart establishes his credibility for this work with his great appreciation of Chet's musical contributions, most especially in his guitar playing. Chet's guitar affiliations, details of recording sessions, and techniques are provided as background in each of the many entries in an abundant and fulfilling manner.
This great reference book provides detailed information about many of Chet Atkins' most famous recordings. You can read it cover to cover, or just thumb through it to read about the Chet songs that are of the most interest to you personally. Either way, you will find it to be a very enjoyable tribute to one of the world's all-time best guitarists.