The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends

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The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends
Greatest hits album by Chet Atkins
Released 1976
Genre Country, pop
Label RCA
Chet Atkins chronology
Chester and Lester
The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends
Me and My Guitar

The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends is a compilation recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1976. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Country Albums charts in 1977.

Atkins collaborated with a number of artists, and this 1976 LP release contains a broad spectrum, including previously unreleased songs with Dolly Parton and Boots Randolph. Other guests include Johnny Gimble, Arthur Fielder, Lenny Breau, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Les Paul, and Hank Snow.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Major releases[edit]

Catalogue No.
United States
Music for Pleasure
MFP 5766[3]
United Kingdom
Cassette, CD
RCA #61093[4]
United States
May 23, 1995

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Terry on the Turnpike" (Atkins) (with Boots Randolph)
  2. "Sail Along Silv'ry Moon" (Harry Tobias, Percy Wenrich)
  3. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) (with Lenny Breau)
  4. "Avalon" (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) (with Les Paul)
  5. "The Ballad of New Orleans/Sugarfoot Rag" (Driftwood) (with the Boston Pops Orchestra)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (Dolly Parton) (with Dolly Parton)
  2. "Frog Kissin'" (with Ray Stevens)
  3. "Twichy" (Jerry Reed Hubbard) (with Jerry Reed)
  4. "Fiddlin' Around" (Johnny Gimble) (with Johnny Gimble)
  5. "Poison Love" (Elmer Laird) (with Hank Snow)
  6. "I'll See You in My Dreams" – (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) (with Merle Travis)



  1. ^ "The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends". Dicogs. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends". Discogs. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "The Best of Chet Atkins & Friends (CD - RCA #61093)". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2013.