The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World

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The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World
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Studio album by Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel
Released 11 March 1997
Recorded CA Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre
Length 36:02
Label Columbia Records
Chet Atkins chronology
Almost Alone
(1996) Almost Alone1996
The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World
(1997) The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World1997
Guitar Legend: The RCA Years
(2000) Guitar Legend: The RCA Years2000
Tommy Emmanuel chronology
Can't Get Enough
(1996) Can't Get Enough1996
The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World
(1997) The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World1997
Collaboration
(1998) Collaboration1998

The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World is an album by US guitar player Chet Atkins with Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Recorded when Atkins was 73, this was his last release of original material in the 20th century.

"Smokey Mountain Lullaby" was nominated for the 1997 Grammy award for Country Instrumental Performance.

Reception[edit]

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

Richard S. Ginell from AllMusic said "Chet Atkins still had another great recording in him." adding "Atkins' tune "Tip Toe Through the Bluegrass" plays the two styles off each other quite revealingly. Emmanuel turns out to be a top-notch tunesmith in his own right, too. His "Dixie McGuire" a disarmingly affectionate mid-tempo tune that won't let you go, inspires a performance that is one of the high points of Atkins'." Ginell said "The title track, which Atkins adapted from a lyric that dealt with bass players finds the two reciting and singing a mock-horror flick tale -- and "Ode to Mel Bay" good-naturedly mocks beginning string players everywhere."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Compact Disc (481340)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Borsalino" Claude Bolling, Jack Fishman, Pierre Delanoë 3:10
2. "To 'B' or Not To 'B'" Chet Atkins, Randy Goodrum 3:20
3. "The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World" Atkins, Dave Pomeroy, Emily Kaitz 3:39
4. "Tip Toe Through the Bluegrass" Atkins 3:07
5. "New From the Outback" Atkins 3:07
6. "Ode to Mel Bay" Atkins, Mark Denny, Michael Granda 2:55
7. "Dixie McGuire" Tommy Emmanuel 3:50
8. "Saltwater" Julian Lennon, Mark Spiro, Leslie Spiro 3:33
9. "Mr. Guitar" Emmanuel 2:52
10. "Road To Gundaghi / Waltzing Matilda" Traditional, Banjo Patterson 3:01
11. "Smokey Mountain Lullaby" Atkins 3:28

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