Chet Atkins

Galloping Guitar: The Early Years

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A wonderful multi-disc boxed set retrospective of Atkins's earliest recordings. Casual fans will be surprised to hear that Chet was originally marketed as a vocalist/guitarist, much the same as then popular Merle Travis was on Capitol. His eventual move over to strict instrumentals doesn't come until the end of this box set, with guest vocalists flitting in and out of the picture, but Atkins's guitar is solid throughout.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 2:49
3 2:45
4 2:55
5 2:35
6 2:54
7
2:37
8 2:57
9 2:27
10 2:32
11 2:40
12 2:50
13 2:40
14 2:52
15 2:34
16 2:33
17 2:30
18 2:45
19 2:54
20 2:32
21 3:04
22
2:46
23 2:41
24 2:29
25 2:50
26 2:38

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:58
2 2:31
3 2:49
4 2:27
5 2:49
6 2:18
7 2:14
8 2:17
9 2:39
10 2:33
11 2:10
12 2:39
13 2:41
14 2:15
15 2:37
16 2:40
17 2:25
18 2:23
19
2:06
20 2:38
21 2:29
22 2:40
23 2:53
24 2:29
25 2:33
26 2:05
27 2:19
28 2:26
29 2:38

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:17
2 2:16
3 2:26
4 2:26
5 2:36
6 2:13
7 2:18
8
2:06
9
2:13
10 2:42
11 2:01
12 2:20
13 2:31
14 2:14
15 2:09
16 2:15
17 2:15
18 2:11
19 2:06
20 2:22
21 2:22
22 2:19
23 2:14
24 2:23
25 2:25
26 2:15
27 2:17
28 2:03
29 2:13
30 2:22
31 2:11
32 2:24

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:54
2 2:07
3 2:09
4 2:23
5 2:20
6 2:45
7 2:29
8
feat: Red Kirk
2:27
9
feat: Louis Innis
2:29
10
feat: Red Kirk
2:53
11 2:49
12 2:36
13 2:20
14 3:22
15 2:27
16 2:35
17 2:34
18 2:58
19 2:42
20
feat: Hank Snow
2:01
21
feat: Hank Snow
2:27
22
feat: Hank Snow
2:17
23
feat: Hank Snow
2:35
24 3:23
25 2:43
26 3:28
27 2:35
28 2:17
29 2:09
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