The Best of Chet Atkins
|The Best of Chet Atkins|
Original 1964 LP cover.
|Greatest hits album by|
|Label||RCA Victor LSP 2887 (Stereo)|
|Chet Atkins chronology|
The original LP release included 12 tracks which have been increased on the 1980 reissue to include four additional songs: "Teensville", "Boo Boo Stick Beat", "One Mint Julep", and "Yakety Axe". Apart from those titles, the track listing is the same as the original LP.
The collection is notable in that it is Atkins' first "Best of..." release, but does not include some of his highest charting singles up to that time.
The mono tracks were treated with "phoney stereo" in the original stereo version.
This title has been discontinued. All the songs are available on other compilation packages and Chet Atkins retrospectives. There have been many CD releases of various Atkins selections that are titled "The Best of Chet Atkins".
- "Teensville" (Wayne Cogswell)
- "Boo Boo Stick Beat" (Buddy Harman, John D. Loudermilk)
- "One Mint Julep" (Rudy Toombs)
- "Jitterbug Waltz" (Maltby, Fats Waller)
- "Peanut Vendor" (Moisés Simmons)
- "Django's Castle" (Django Reinhardt)
- "Blue Ocean Echo" (Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant)
- "Yankee Doodle Dixie" (Atkins)
- "Swedish Rhapsody" (Hugo Alfvén)
- "Vanessa" (Wayne)
- "Trambone" (Atkins)
- "Malaguena" (Ernesto Lecuona)
- "Meet Mister Callaghan" (Eric Spear)
- "Main Street Breakdown" (Atkins)
- "Country Gentleman" (Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant)
- "Yakety Axe" (Boots Randolph, Rich)
- Chet Atkins – guitar