Mister Guitar

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Mister Guitar
Mister Guitar Atkins.jpg
The original LP album cover
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released October 1959
Recorded Nashville, TN
Genre Country, pop
Length 24:43
Label RCA Victor LSP-2103 (Stereo)
Producer Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins chronology
Hum & Strum Along with Chet Atkins
(1959)Hum & Strum Along with Chet Atkins1959
Mister Guitar
After the Riot at Newport
(1960)After the Riot at Newport1960
Alternative Cover
The LP re-issue of Mister Guitar
The LP re-issue of Mister Guitar
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (4.25/5)[1]

Mister Guitar is the title of a recording by guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1959. That title, as well as "Country Gentleman", became names assigned to Chet.

"Country Gentleman", co-written with Boudleaux Bryant, was a minor hit for Atkins in 1953. That original version was recorded in a garage.[2] The liner notes are by David Halberstam, then writing for The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee.


Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "I Know That You Know" (Anne Caldwell, Vincent Youmans) – 1:53
  2. "Rainbow" (Alfred Bryan, Percy Wenrich) – 2:27
  3. "Hello Bluebird" (Cliff Friend) – 2:06
  4. "Siesta" (Atkins, James Rich) – 2:10
  5. "Country Style" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:02
  6. "Show Me the Way to Go Home" (James Campbell, Reginald Connelly) – 2:06

Side two[edit]

  1. "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" (John Kellette, James Kendis, James Brockman, Nat Vincent) – 1:30
  2. "Backwoods" (James Rich) – 2:09
  3. "Country Gentleman" (Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant) – 1:53
  4. "Slinkey" (Atkins) – 1:59
  5. "Jessie" (Traditional) – 1:44
  6. "Piano Concerto in B-Flat Minor" (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) – 2:27


Production notes[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Atkins, Chet and Neely, Bill. (1974). "Country Gentleman". Chicago. Harry Regnery Company. ISBN 0-8092-9051-0.