Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed

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Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1974
Recorded RCA "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 26:42
Label RCA APL1-0545
Producer Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Bob Ferguson
Chet Atkins chronology
The Atkins - Travis Traveling Show
(1974)
Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed
(1974)
The Night Atlanta Burned
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed is an album of instrumental guitar versions of 10 Jerry Reed songs performed primarily by American guitarist Chet Atkins (2 songs with Reed), released in 1974.

Atkins plays guitar for the 10 Jerry Reed songs. The version of "Steeplechase Lane" found here is different from that previously recorded on Yestergroovin'. Although the two guitarists are pictured on the original cover, Jerry performs on only two songs: "Squirrely" and "Mister Lucky".

Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed, in recent years, is out of print and has not been re-released on CD.

Reception[edit]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album "All of these tunes give Atkins plenty of room to display some fancy fingerpicking, classical technique, and even a bit of gentle sustained rock guitar on his instruments... Since the vast majority of country albums then were considered disposable goods by the Nashville machine, this — like many a fine Atkins record — will be difficult to locate."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jerry Reed.

Side one[edit]

  1. "I'll Say She Does" – 2:33
  2. "East Wind" – 2:51
  3. "Funky Junk" – 2:15
  4. "Remembering" – 2:43
  5. "Down Home" – 2:40

Side two[edit]

  1. "Baby's Coming Home" – 2:26
  2. "The Early Dawn" – 2:24
  3. "Steeplechase Lane" – 2:26
  4. "Mister Lucky" – 4:00
  5. "Squirrely" – 2:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins – guitar
  • Larrie Londin – drums, percussion
  • Paul Yandell – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Jerry Reed – guitar on "Squirrely" and "Mister Lucky", liner notes
  • Steve Schaffer – bass
  • Haywood Bishop – drums
  • Jimmy Capps – guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.