Celebrate the birth of a major recording career- with Chester “Chet” Atkins’ debut single!
Chet (then Chester) recorded “Guitar Blues” in 1946, at the young age of 22. Here, Chester tells us a story of through 2 minutes and 53 seconds of rhythmic thumb-picking melodies, a playful chorus by Dutch McMillin on clarinet, and harmonized twin-guitar leads with Roy Lanham. Chester also delivers a solo worthy of his idol, Les Paul.
“Brown Eyes A’Cryin’ in the Rain” was penned by Bullet Records’ co-owner (and future Oak Ridge Boy) Wally Fowler, and Curly Kinsey. Featuring a vocal by Jack Shook and Dutch McMillin on clarinet handling the main solo, Chester fills in the space behind the singer and wraps up the ending in signature snappy fashion.
Modern Harmonic is proud to present Chet’s first record, reissued for the first time- and on blue vinyl!