Current table of contents

Discussion of history's greatest guitar player.

Current table of contents

Postby Norm » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:04 pm

The table of contents does not list all contributors. John Knowles is in there, Eddie Pennington put in a touching tribute to Paul the man as well as the guitarist. Many of our boardmates made contributions to the manuscript and are named in the tailings but not in the table of contents. This will give you a feel for how it's laid out...

__________

Table of Contents
Foreword by Steve Warinier

A Preface to Paul Yandell, Second to the Best, … a Sideman’s Chronicle.

A Prologue Stardom…an Illusion

Chapter 1 Down On The Farm
Farm life. Paul’s first guitar
Chapter 2 Tuning Up
Paul’s teen years
Interlude 1 Mose Rager
Brief on an important pioneer
Interlude 2 Instrumental Evolution
Paul’s “pre Gretsch” guitars
Chapter 3 The Louvin Brothers
The Opry
Reflections on the Opry
Chapter 4 Professional Musicianship
Elvis, Merle and Porter
Marie
Interlude 3 The Grand Ole Opry Tent Show
Chapter 5 Kitty, The Bus and The Road
Chapter 6 Jerry Reed
Chapter 7 The Business of Recording
The Recording Session…Homer and Jethro
Booking a Session
Paul comments on recording
Paul on making independent CD’s
Interlude 4 Product Endorsement. On and Off the Record
Chapter 8 The Genius of Paul Bigsby
Bigsby’s Gadget
The Bigsby
Rough Handling? Bigsby’s are Tough
Interlude 5 A Word About Sustain
Chapter 9 The D’Angelico
The Life and Times of the D’Angelico…The Broken Neck and the Aftermath
Full Circle
Chapter 10 A Split Pickup and a Solid Top.
Chapter 11 The Legendary ‘59
Chapter 12 Three Iconic Amplifiers
The Ray Butts “Echo-Sonic” Amplifier
Interlude 6 The Echo Effect…
The Standel
Interlude 7 Another kind of Sideman…
Luther Perkins
The Other Sideman… the “Girl Singer”
Chapter 13 Then Came Chet… Seconding to Mister Guitar
Life With Chet
The Non-Mystery of whether or not Chet Atkins could read music.
Chapter 14 Recording With Chet
Microphones and Studios
Audio Evolution. They can look back but they can’t go back…
On sorting out Chet’s Home Tapes after he died.
The making of “Solo Sessions”
The Chet/George Benson album
Some memorable sessions…
A Session gone wrong. Chet and Hank Snow.
Chapter 15 On The Road With Chet
Paul As Bandleader
Road Amps
Chapter 16 Showtime!
Interlude 8 ”It’s In The Hands”
Chapter 17 The CGP Award
Interlude 9 Lenny Breau
Chapter 18 Research and Development
Conceptualizing a Guitar…Yandell Style
Gretsch
On release of the Fender/Gretsch G6122-1959
The Gretsch “Chet Atkins 6120 CGP” guitar.
Thoughts on The Super Chet
Gibson
The Gibson Tennessean
Gibson Super 4000
The Electric Classic Series
Different Guitars
Chet’s DelVecchio guitars.
The Peaver
The Octabass
Picks
The Chet Handle
Chapter 19 Pssst… Want Some Action?
Chapter 20 Paul’s Workshop
Refining the SuperTron Pickup
The Genius of Ray Butts
Modernize That Bigsby (and other drills!)
Pinning The Bridge
Bridges and hand rests.
The Tuning Fork Bridge
Pickups again…
Tuning Gadgetry
Chapter 21 Oddnotes and Advice
A Little Style History The Boys From Muhlenberg County
Bits of Advice
Paul’s Guitars
On Buying “Chet Owned”
Thumb Things
The Rager Thumb
Argh! Broke a Nail!

Chapter 22 Some grumbles, Some Fun, Some Love
Fun Stuff
Can I Have Your Autograph?
Home is Where The Heart Is
You Know What They Say About Paul…

Chapter 23 Presidents and Pundits
Chapter 24 The Best of Times…The Worst of Times…
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
Norm
 
Posts: 1310
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:36 pm
Location: redwood city ca

Re: Current table of contents

Postby rhudson » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Definitely looks interesting. It will be hard to put that one down.
rhudson
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:58 pm

Re: Current table of contents

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 pm

Norm,
I wish I could order it today! I really hope it can be published. It looks like it will not only be a great book about Paul, but it will also be a great reference book that we can turn to over and over again!
guitarchuck
 
Posts: 983
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:28 pm

Re: Current table of contents

Postby Norm » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:22 pm

The beauty of it is that it is comprised mainly of answers Paul gave to questions arranged in such a way that it reads like he's just spinning memories rather than talking to an interviewer or actually being questioned.

You've seen me post quotes by Paul. That's how the text is done. And he shared so many little details about guitaring that he and Chet came up with over the years...

I just took care of some of his spelling and added as few words as I could to his discourses. I had a copyreader nipping at my ankles making sure my spelling and grammar was correct but we left Paul's words as untinkered as possible...

...and as I said before, a lot of you folks are in it, too... Eddied Estes, "guitar chuck" (not about to try for your last name... :-) Richard Hudson, Marie, Micah Yandell and a lot of other folks have little contributions that break it up and make it even more interesting.
Craig Dobbins was a big help and he's in there too...
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
Norm
 
Posts: 1310
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:36 pm
Location: redwood city ca


Return to Mister Guitar, Chet Atkins

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests