Mr. Guitar (album)

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This article is about the album by Charlie Byrd. For the artist nicknamed "Mr. Guitar", see Chet Atkins.
Mr. Guitar
Studio album by Charlie Byrd
Released 1962
Recorded September 1960
Washington, D.C.
Genre Jazz
Length 41:24
Label Offbeat
OLP 3006
Riverside
RLP 450
Charlie Byrd chronology
Byrd in the Wind
(1959)
Mr. Guitar
(1960)
The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
(1960)

Mr. Guitar is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label in 1962.[1] The album was first released on the Washington Records Offbeat imprint as Jazz at the Showboat, Vol. 3 but only received limited distribution prior to Byrd signing with Riverside.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars calling it "a delightful trio outing with an adroit and light feel".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions written by Charlie Byrd except as indicated

  1. "Blues for Felix" - 2:57
  2. "Gypsy in My Soul" (Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe) - 2:54
  3. "In a Mellotone" (Duke Ellington) - 3:13
  4. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Mack Gordon, Gordon Mills) - 4:43
  5. "Travelin' On" - 2:34
  6. "Play Fiddle, Play" (Arthur Altman, Emory Deutsch, Jack Lawrence) - 3:35
  7. "Funky Flamenco" - 2:49
  8. "My One and Only" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:41
  9. "Mama, I'll Be Home Some Day" - 3:11
  10. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:41
  11. "Who Cares?" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 2:12
  12. "Lay the Lily Low" - 5:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 29, 2012
  2. ^ Washington Records discography accessed October 29, 2012
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2012