C. B. Atkins & C. E. Snow by Special Request

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C. B. Atkins & C. E. Snow by Special Request
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Studio album by C. B. Atkins and C. E. Snow
Released 1969
Recorded RCA "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 27:39
Label RCA
Producer Chet Atkins, Ronnie Light
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

C. B. Atkins & C. E. Snow by Special Request, (also known as simply by Special Request), is the title of a recording by Chet Atkins and Hank Snow, released in 1969.


Atkins and Snow had a history of collaborations—their first single was "Reminiscing" and they had a hit single in 1955, a guitar duet called "Silver Bell."[2]

Snow was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry and had a long and illustrious entertainment career. Atkins rose from radio and session work to become not only a performing and recording artist and producer, but also an executive at RCA.

Atkins and Snow's previous release Reminiscing and by Special Request are both out of print and have not been re-issued on CD.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Limbo Rock" (John Sheldon, Billy Strange) – 2:33
  2. "Tammy" (Jay Livingston, Roy Evans) – 2:50
  3. "Wheels" (Norman Petty) – 2:28
  4. "Everybody Does It In Hawaii" (Jimmie Rodgers, Elsie McWilliams) – 2:33
  5. "Tiptoeing" (Hank Snow, Chet Atkins) – 2:16
  6. "Poison Love" (Elmer Laird) – 3:07

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hold Me Tight" – 2:39
  2. "Jamaican Farewell" (Irving Burgie) – 2:19
  3. "I Saw the Light" (Hank Williams) – 2:01
  4. "The Green Leaves of Summer" (Dimitri Tiomkin) – 2:32
  5. "Difficult" – 2:19


  • Chet Atkins – guitar, vocals
  • Hank Snow – guitar, vocals

Production notes

  • Produced by Chet Atkins and Ronnie Light
  • Arranged by Bill Walker
  • Engineer – Tom Pick
  • Recording technician – Leslie Ladd
  • Cover photo by Jimmy Moore and Bill Grime