East Tennessee Christmas

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East Tennessee Christmas
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1983
Genre Holiday, country
Length 31:41
Label Columbia
Producer Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins chronology
Standard Brands
(1981)
East Tennessee Christmas
(1983)
Work It Out With Chet Atkins C.G.P.
(1983)

East Tennessee Christmas is an Christmas album by guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1983. He had recorded a Christmas release previously for RCA but that was 22 years earlier. He covers some of the same territory on this release but with a smoother production.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "... an accomplished but unremarkable holiday effort. Much of the album sounds too slick, and the song selection is a little too predictable for its good, making the record itself sound like it is something Atkins had done before... the overall album makes little impression, and only dedicated Atkins fans will need to add this to their collection.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jingle Bell Rock" (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) – 2:07
  2. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 2:42
  3. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:40
  4. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 2:42
  5. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 3:10
  6. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kent Gannon, James Gannon, Buck Ram) – 3:18
  7. "East Tennessee Christmas" (Atkins) – 2:47
  8. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker) – 3:24
  9. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Davis, Onorati, Simeone) – 3:08
  10. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional) – 1:22
  11. "Silent Night" (Josef Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber) – 2:04
  12. "Away in a Manger" (Traditional) – 2:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "First Nashville Guitar Quartet > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.