This weeks edition of BBR features master guitarist, Chet Atkins. However, this is not a feature on his widely known and praised sophisticated Nashville sound, but rather on his Spanish style abilities.
The Other Chet Atkins is a record unlike any in Mr. Guitar’s catalog – an entire album with no electric instruments or country music – only Latin folk music and Spanish style guitar playing. I bought this record in Houston, Texas at Sig’s Lagoon in Midtown and must have listened to it at least 3 times that night. Everything on this album is beautiful, especially the cover artwork done by Gerry Powell! I own a few other Atkins records (love them all) and was so excited to see and hear this one. It’s without a doubt my favorite.
“The Peanut Vendor”
“Yours (Quiereme Mucho)”
So if you ever come across this record, do yourself a favor and get it! I’d also recommend you get something sweet to sip and someone sweet to kiss too!
We’re performing in St. Louis tonight at our favorite spot – The Gramophone! We’ll be joined by Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band too! Show starts at 8:30, see y’all there!