Chet Atkins

The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Mark S. Reinhart has presented lectures on the subject of Lincoln–related film and television at libraries and museums throughout the U.S. He is a musician in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Mark S. Reinhart
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 19 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7852-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1783-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

One Life, Six Strings 5

The Greatest Songs Arranged Chronologically 27

Appendix: The Songs Alphabetically 199

Bibliography 203

Index 205


Book Reviews & Awards

“this manuscript would have made a great set of liner notes accompanying a mammoth Atkins boxed set…reading such a positive write-up about each and every song will likely leave you in the mood to hit the Atkins rack at your nearest record emporium”—Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal.