LPS-151566

Chet Atkins Teensville

12,39 €

Product details

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

This essential LP edition includes one of Atkins' finest albums, the brilliant and seductive Teensville (1960). Originally released by the RCA-Victor label, it has been long unavailable on vinyl. This long play blends the inimitable style of Chet Atkins with both popular hits of the early ‘60s and some unknown gems. “Take a Message to Mary”, Don Gibson's “Oh Lonesome Me”, and “Come Softly to Me” bear the essence of the light, sweet sounds of the original versions, as do “White Silver Sands”, “Night Train”, and “Sleep Walk”. “Boo Boo Stick” and the album's title track, “Teensville”, capitalize on the rhythmic influence of Bo Diddley. “Django's Castle” is a tribute to the great jazz guitar master Django Reinhardt. “Hot Toddy” is a sweet melding of an Atkins chordal melody with some fine, breathy sax work by Boots Randolph. Finally, “One Mint Julep” captures Atkins' wry country jaunt with some innovative volume pedal work on the last verse.

In addition to the original album, this Vinyl Lovers collector's LP contains 2 bonus tracks from the same recording sessions, which weren't included on the Teensville LP: “Slinkey” and “Hot Mocking Bird.” All of these splendid recordings feature a virtual who's who of fabulous musicians from the Nashville scene, such as Hank Garland, Bob Moore, Floyd Cramer, and Boots Randolph, among others.

CHET ATKINS, lead guitar, plus:

Hank Garland, Velma Smith (g), Bob Moore (b),
Floyd Cramer (p), “Buddy” Harman, Jr. (d),
Boots Randolph (sax), and The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).

Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, between 1959 and 1960.

All tracks are STEREO, with the exception of “Slinkey” (which was recorded in Mono).

SIDE A:

01. WHITE SILVER SANDS
02. BOO BOO STICK BEAT
03. OH, LONESOME ME
04. ONE MINT JULEP
05. TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY
06. TEENSVILLE
07. SLINKEY (*)

SIDE B:

01. NIGHT TRAIN
02. COME SOFTLY TO ME
03. SLEEP WALK
04. DJANGO'S CASTLE
05. TILL THERE WAS YOU
06. HOT TODDY
07. HOT MOCKING BIRD (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS

Reference: LPS-151566
Label: Waxtime
Label code: 772222
Format: LP
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436559463508