Sunday, April 23, 2017

Atkins Diet LP










Chet Atkins could play the phonebook and sound great (and he probably has).
Despite the "3 Dimensions" in the title, this is a mono album and unfortunately not one of the bachelor pad/hi-fi show-off albums that would soon flood the market. At about 29 minutes it's a bit more thin (i.e., "diet") than would be nice.

Wiki notes that "The recording mixes unique arrangements of traditional tunes, pop songs and classical arrangements (hence the three dimensions of the title). Atkins stated in his 1974 autobiography that this album was the first time he strayed away from country, even though he had been fired numerous times from various radio shows for "not sounding country enough"."

Chet Atkins-Three Dimensions

RCA Victor LPM-1197 (Mono) 1955
  1. "Arkansas Traveler" (Traditional) – 2:18
  2. "Londonderry Air" (Traditional) - 3:05
  3. "Ochi Chornya (Dark Eyes)" (Traditional) – 2:41
  4. "La Golondrina" (Traditional) – 2:42
  5. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:23
  6. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:20

  1. "Little Rock Getaway" (Carl Sigman, Joe Sullivan) – 2:10
  2. "Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me" (Joe Burke, Al Dubin) – 2:18
  3. "Johan Sebastian Bach Medley" – 2:25
  4. "Intermezzo" (Robert Henning, Heinz Provost) – 2:29
  5. "Schön Rosmarin" (Fritz Kreisler) – 1:57
  6. "Minute Waltz" (Frédéric Chopin) – 1:42


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