Stringin' Along with Chet Atkins (1953 album)

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Stringin' Along With Chet Atkins
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Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1953
Genre Country, pop
Label RCA Victor LPM-3163
Producer Steve Sholes
Chet Atkins chronology
Chet Atkins' Gallopin' Guitar
(1953)Chet Atkins' Gallopin' Guitar1953
Stringin' Along With Chet Atkins
A Session with Chet Atkins
(1954)A Session with Chet Atkins1954
Alternative Cover
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Stringin' Along With Chet Atkins is the second studio album recorded by American guitarist Chet Atkins on the RCA Victor label. It was available as a 10-inch vinyl record. RCA subsequently released it as a 12-inch [LP] in 1955 with additional and omitted tracks.

The song "Main Street Breakdown" had been released as a single in 1949 and was a minor success.[1] Chet commented in his autobiography, "It had a lot of notes and fast runs and DJ's apparently loved it."[2] Homer & Jethro played on the song with Anita Carter playing bass.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

  • The gold cover release had a different track listing and order, substituting "12th Street Rag" for "Boogie Man Boogie"
  1. "Blue Gypsy" (Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:19
  2. "Oh by Jingo!" (Lew Brown, Albert Von Tilzer) – 2:14
  3. "Hello Ma Baby" (Joseph Howard, Ida Emerson) – 2:09
  4. "Memphis Blues" (W. C. Handy, George Norton) – 2:11
  5. "Alice Blue Gown" (Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney) – 2:06
  6. "Indian Love Call" (Rudolf Friml, Oscar Hammerstein, Otto Harbach) – 2:39
  7. "Main Street Breakdown" (Atkins) – 2:18
  8. "Boogie Man Boogie" (Atkins) – 2:49

It was also released under the same title with the red cover as a two-disc gatefold 45 rpm EP (RCA EPB-1236) with a different track listing.

A gold cover 45rpm gatefold set EPB-3163 was released in the 1950s containing,


  • Disc 1:
    • Side 1 - "Oh, By Jingo!" / "Indian Love Call"
    • Side 2 - "Memphis Blues" / "Twelfth Street Rag"
  • Disc 2:
    • Side 1 - "Main Street Breakdown" / "Hello Ma Baby"
    • Side 2 - "Alice Blue Gown" / "Blue Gypsy"



  1. ^ Oermann, B. Chet Atkins, c.g.p.
  2. ^ Atkins, Chet and Neely, Bill. (1974). "Country Gentleman". Chicago. Harry Regnery Company. ISBN 0-8092-9051-0. Pg. 202.
  3. ^ Atkins, Chet and Cochran, Russ. (2003). "Me and My Guitars". Milwaukee. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-634-05565-8.
  4. ^ "Stringin' Along with Chet Atkins> Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.