Hi-Fi in Focus

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Hi-Fi in Focus
Original LP cover of Hi Fi in Focus
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released October 1957
Recorded Nashville, TN
Genre Country, pop, classical
Length 27:23
Label RCA Victor LPM-1577 (Mono)
Chet Atkins chronology
Chet Atkins at Home
(1957)
Hi-Fi in Focus
(1957)
Chet Atkins in Hollywood
(1959)
Alternative Cover
Alternate LP cover of Hi-Fi in Focus

Hi-Fi in Focus is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1957.

In the same year, "The Rhythm Rockers (featuring Chet Atkins)" released a single of "Tricky"/"Peanut Vendor". It did not chart. An EP was also released with Myrna Lorre on the flip side.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Reissues[edit]

  • In 2007, Hi-Fi in Focus was reissued on CD with bonus tracks as Hi-Fi in Focus Plus on the Universe label.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "El Cumbanchero" (Rafael Hernández) – 2:01
  2. "Ain't Misbehavin''" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 2:17
  3. "Shadow Waltz" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:23
  4. "Anna (El Negro Zumbon)" (Roman Vatro, Franco Giordano) – 2:02
  5. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 2:18
  6. "Portuguese Washerwoman" (R. Lucchesi, A. Popp) – 2:05

Side two[edit]

  1. "Tiger Rag" (Harry DaCosta, Eddie Edwards, Nick LaRocca) – 1:49
  2. "Walk, Don't Run" (Johnny Smith) – 2:22
  3. "Tara's Theme" (David, Max Steiner) – 2:24
  4. "Johnson Rag" (Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf, Jack Lawrence) – 2:07
  5. "Lullaby of the Leaves" (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) – 2:37
  6. "Bouree" (Bach) – 1:28
  7. "Avorada" (Traditional) – 1:30

Additional tracks on the 50th Anniversary release Hi-Fi in Focus... Plus:[2]

  1. "Hidden Charm" (Rich) – 2:30
  2. "Tricky" (Jenkins) – 2:40
  3. "Martinique" (DeParis) – 2:37
  4. "Dig These Blues" (Chatmon, Greene) – 2:24
  5. "Colonial Ballroom" (Atkins, Thompson) – 2:26
  6. "August Moon" (Bradley, Cunow) – 2:37
  7. "The Red Leaves Of Autumn" (O'Connell) – 2:17
  8. "Its About Time" (Hoff) – 2:27
  9. "Dont Tease My Heart" (Allan, Stoalting) – 2:27
  10. "Fascinating Melody" (O'Connnell) – 2:49
  11. "Saw Mill River Road" (O'Connell) – 2:39
  12. "Delightful Interlude" (O'Connell) – 2:33
  13. "Head Over Heels" (Stone) – 2:43
  14. "I Must Be Losing My Heart" (Sterling) – 2:10
  15. "I Wont Cry Anymore" (Allan, Miller) – 2:00
  16. "When Its Cherry Blossom Time" (Bradley) – 2:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins – guitar, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Hi-Fi in Focus > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ AllMusic entry for reissue.