The Night Atlanta Burned

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The Night Atlanta Burned
Night Atlanta Burned.jpg
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1975
Recorded RCA 'Nashville Sound' Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country, folk, bluegrass
Length 27:15
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson and Chet Atkins
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The Night Atlanta Burned is an album by Chet Atkins and is credited to "The Atkins String Co." — a quartet including Chet, Johnny Gimble, Paul Yandell and Lisa Silver. The album is a fusion of classical musical techniques with country, folk and bluegrass.

The liner notes are by John D. Loudermilk who discusses the burning of Atlanta and the Atlanta Conservatory of Music during the American Civil War.


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

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album "With all the hype about the Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O'Connor/Edgar Meyer Appalachia Waltz projects of the 1990s, it's enlightening to discover the seeds of that classical/country/bluegrass fusion right here, some 20 years ahead of the game."[1]


  • The Night Atlanta Burned was re-released on CD in 2007 packaged with The First Nashville Guitar Quartet on Raven Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sonora" (John D. Loudermilk) – 3:20
  2. "Mostly Mozart" (Mozart) – 3:51
  3. "Bill Cheatham" (Traditional) – 2:41
  4. "San Antonio Stroll" (Noah) – 2:46
  5. "To Ann" (Loudermilk) – 2:05

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Night Atlanta Burned" (Loudermilk) – 2:16
  2. "Carnavalito" (Zaldivar) – 3:12
  3. "The Women of Ireland" (Traditional) – 2:28
  4. "Scotland" (Monroe) – 2:33
  5. "Odd Folks of Okracoke" (Loudermilk) – 2:03


  • Chet Atkins - guitar
  • Johnny Gimble - mandolin
  • Paul Yandell - guitar
  • Lisa Silver - violin, viola

Production notes

  • Produced by Bob Ferguson and Chet Atkins
  • Engineered by Chuck Seitz and Bill Vandervert
  • Technicians: Al Patchucki, George Bennett, Bubba Campbell


  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "The Night Atlanta Burned > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.