Chet Atkins at Home

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Chet Atkins at Home
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1957
Recorded Nashville, TN
Genre Country, pop, classical
Label RCA Victor LPM-1744
Producer Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins chronology
Finger Style Guitar
(1956)
Chet Atkins at Home
(1957)
Hi Fi in Focus
(1957)

Chet Atkins at Home is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins. It contains his clever arrangement of Yankee Doodle played at the same time as Dixie.

Atkins is pictured on the cover in his home studio in Nashville. He was often dissatisfied with his performances in the RCA studios and would take the already recorded rhythm tracks home with him to perfect his guitar part in his own studio.[1]

An EP with the same title and cover (RCA records #4194) was released including "Say Si Si", "Vilia", "Yankee Doodle Dixie" and "You're Just in Love".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Music critic Richard S. Ginnell, writing for Allmusic, stated that "the record still sounds timeless for its musical beauty and taste, as well as a catholic repertoire that now falls completely outside the boundaries of Nashville country."[2]

Reissues[edit]

  • Chet Atkins at Home was released as Chet Atkins at Home... Plus with nine bonus tracks on the Universe label in March 2008.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Say "Si Si"" (Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban, Al Stillman)
  2. "Vilja" (Franz Lehár)
  3. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish)
  4. "Ay Ay Ay" (Traditional)
  5. "Nagasaki" (Mort Dixon, Harry Warren)
  6. "Yankee Doodle Dixie" (Atkins)

Side two[edit]

  1. "April in Portugal" (Raul Ferrao, Gilbardo, Jimmy Kennedy)
  2. "Jungle Drums" (Lima)
  3. "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" (Billy Hill)
  4. "Martha" (Traditional)
  5. "Czardas" (Vittorio Monti)
  6. "You're Just in Love" (Irving Berlin)

Chet Atkins at Home... Plus bonus tracks:

  1. "Don't Blame Me"
  2. "Muskrat Ramble"
  3. "Yankee Doodle Dixie" (EP version)
  4. "Asleep in the Deep"
  5. "Out of Nowhere"
  6. "Even Tho'"
  7. "When the Day is Done"
  8. ""I'll be with You in Apple Blossom Time"
  9. "Swanee River"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Chet and Cochran, Russ. (2003). "Me and My Guitars". Milwaukee. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-634-05565-8.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Chet Atkins at Home > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.