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Chet Atkins

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Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins: The Quiet Men from Nashville, Tennessee

Profile and Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 15 September 1962

THE TWO most dominant figures in the Nashville, Tennessee, music scene – a scene noted for loud noises – are QUIET men. Chet Atkins, we ...

The Nashville Sound

Report by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 28 November 1965

NASHVILLE — ALTHOUGH there have been no birthday cakes visible, this music center has been savoring its sweet desserts during this anniversary year. ...

Nashville: The Town With The "Fresh Sound"

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 June 1966

It started with Grand Ole Opry ...

Loraine Alterman on Records: Janis Ian, Sonny & Cher, Chet Atkins, Lovin' Spoonful

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 26 March 1967

Janis Ian: She's Hip at 15 ...

LP Reviews: Sam & Dave, James Brown, Chet Atkins, and the Mothers of Invention

Review by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, April 1967

  Sam And Dave: Double Dynamite (Stax 589003) ...

Chet Atkins: The Day Elvis Split his Pink Britches

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 8 March 1969

WHEN ELVIS Presley recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel', the record that launched him to adulation level in Great Britain, he really tore the studio apart. ...

The Cold, Cold Heart of Country Music

Report by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times, 1972

FOR ALL that Country and Western hopes nothing will change, its heroes die horribly fast. ...

Chet Atkins: Country Gent

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 24 November 1973

I OWN TWO albums by Chet Atkins, both of which are old and scratched. One features country picking and the other is titled Chet Picks ...

Chet Atkins and Les Paul: Chester And Lester (RCA)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 5 February 1977

WELL NOW, this isn't exactly the kind of record that you hear every day of the week. ...

Elvis, The King Remembered — An oral history

Retrospective and Interview by John Morthland, Country Music, December 1977

Most of all, people remember him as a shy, generous man... ...

Chet Atkins: Custom Of the Country

Profile and Interview by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 20 September 1980

Chet Atkins' Guitar Enters the Smithsonian ...

Chet Atkins: Mr Nashville

Obituary by Fred Dellar, MOJO, September 2001

HE WASN'T the most accomplished guitarist in country music. There were those in Nashville who could fashion half a dozen great licks in the time ...

How Dolly Parton Became America's Sweetheart

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, October 2019

THE LAST SONG on Dolly Parton's My Tennessee Mountain Home, her autobiographical concept album from 1973, is a three-minute story about how she arrived in ...

see also Floyd Cramer


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