Guitar Monsters

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Guitar Monsters
Studio album by Chet Atkins and Les Paul
Released 1978
Genre Country, jazz
Length 31:16
Label RCA APL1-2786
Producer Bob Ferguson
Chet Atkins chronology
Chet Floyd & Danny
Guitar Monsters
First Nashville Guitar Quartet

Guitar Monsters is an album by Chet Atkins and Les Paul. It is their second collaboration after their Grammy award winning release Chester & Lester.

At the Grammy Awards of 1978, Guitar Monsters was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance.

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


  • Guitar Monsters and Chester and Lester were released on CD in 1989 by Pair Records as Masters of the Guitar: Together with some tracks omitted.[2]
  • Both albums were re-released with the two albums intact on one CD in 1998 by One Way Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Limehouse Blues" (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) - 2:50
  2. "I Want to be Happy" (Caesar, Youmans) - 3:41
  3. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 2:41
  4. "Meditation" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 2:32
  5. "Lazy RIver" (Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin ) - 3:01
  6. "I'm Your Greatest Fan" - 3:49

Side two[edit]

  1. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 2:58
  2. "I Surrender Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) - 4:04
  3. "Brazil" (Ary Barroso, Russell) - 2:41
  4. "Give My Love to Nell" (Traditional) - 2:53
  5. "Hot Toddy" (Ralph Flanagan) - 3:00


  • Chet Atkins – guitar
  • Les Paul – guitar