Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

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Re: Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:55 am

It´s fascinating to note that these live recordings, made seventy years ago, still amazes us.
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Re: Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:22 am

Hmmm, the distance in time between 2012 and ca 1950..., or rather, sixty years ago! Still amazing.
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Re: Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

Postby RandeDager » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 pm

Well, 70 years ago was 1942 and Chet was 18 then. If he was recording professionally in his 20's he was probably already fairly good at 18. I wonder if he tried to record just for himself in his teens?
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Re: Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

Postby Barry Oliver » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:29 pm

This recording was taken from a Navy recruiting program in the 50's. The Jim that was referred to was Jimmy Dean
and the program was "Country Hoedown". Chet was in his 30's and I believe around 1956 which means the guitar
was a Gretsch. The link below will show you where I got this information, but I do remember the shows.

http://otrsite.com/logs/logc1074.htm

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Re: Five Foot Two, Chet Atkins

Postby emjaybee94 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:09 am

David, that was fantastic. I don't think I've ever heard him play that piece before. That was quite a sophisticated arrangement and I'm wondering if it was recorded later than his KOA days I'm thinking that I must sort out my audio recordings of Chet's solos in Denver; some of those are really in the development stage and date from his time at KOA with Shorty Thomson (c1947).
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