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A Session with Chet Atkins

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Released  December 1954
Artist  Chet Atkins
Label  RCA Victor
Length  33:09
Release date  December 1954
Genres  Country music, Pop music
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Similar  Chet Atkins albums, Country music albums

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A Session with Chet Atkins is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins. It features Atkins introducing standard pop and jazz melded with country sensibilities. The liner notes state this is the first use of a celeste on a country record. The musicians include Homer and Jethro in the rhythm section. Atkins uses his new EchoSonic amplifier for the first time on his recordings.



Allmusic music critic Richard S. Ginell praised the album and wrote "With a roomful of crack Nashville session men, Chet Atkins' first 12-inch album is one joyful, yet sophisticated and controlled compilation of mostly standard pop and jazz tunes all decked out country-style."

Side one

  1. "South" (Ray Charles, T. Hayes, Bennie Moten) – 2:45
  2. "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" (James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) – 3:20
  3. "Alabama Jubilee" (George Cobb, Jack Yellen) – 2:35
  4. "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)" (George Brown, Peter DeRose) – 2:40
  5. "Red Wing" (Kerry Mills) – 2:22
  6. "Ol' Man River" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:32

Side two

  1. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 3:25
  2. "Corrine, Corrina" (Chatmon, Mitchell Parish, J. Mayo Williams) – 2:20
  3. "The Birth of the Blues" (Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson) – 3:20
  4. "A Gay Ranchero" (J. J. Espinosa, Francia Luban) – 2:35
  5. "Frankie and Johnny" (Traditional) – 2:35
  6. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 2:40

A 2-EP gatefold with the red cover was released in 1955. The tracks were:

  1. "South"
  2. "Alabama Jubilee"
  3. "The Birth of the Blues"
  4. "A Gay Ranchero"
  5. "Have You Ever Been Lonely"
  6. "Frankie and Johnny"


  • Chet Atkins – guitar
  • Dale Potter – fiddle
  • Bud Isaacs – pedal steel guitar
  • Ray Edenton – rhythm guitar
  • John Gordy – piano, celesta
  • Jerry Byrd – lap steel guitar
  • Henry "Homer" Haynes – guitar
  • Kenneth "Jethro" Burns – mandolin
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Bob Moore – bass
  • Songs

    2(Back Home Again In) Indiana3:20
    3Alabama Jubilee2:34


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