Any Chet Atkins Love??

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  1. Phony iommi

    Phony iommi Well-Known Member

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    I know he’s not a rock and roller.
    I have a number of his albums and have always enjoyed his virtuosity.
    Sometimes simple, sometimes complex. A great human being by all accounts as well.
     
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    Oh yea. Chet, Jerry Reed, Roy Clark, Glen Campbell..awesome players..genre doesn't matter.
     
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    Man... I used to practice Recuerdos de la Alhambra until my fingers swelled up and I had tears in my eyes. Never could get it all right in one go... some parts I came close, most parts I mangled to fugly. Chet was damned good, Julian Bream was brilliant, Narciso Yepes was the dog's bollocks on his 10-string... but Andrés Segovia just squeezed so much emotion out of it he took my breath away. I was very, very lucky to see him play at the Alhambra in Granada in the mid-seventies (though I don't think he played that tune) and every time I hear it, it takes me back there.

     
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    Chet, whilst not my absolute cup of tea, has my deep admiration in respect of his abilities, his pioneering in the guitar world and, mostly, the absolutely massive influence he has been to so many of the greatest known guitarists on this Earth...living and deceased.
    Another who has my admiration is Glen Campbell......skill to burn and another with deep influence to many.
     
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    Got one of his LPs (Travellin' Man) from my late Dad's collection, good listening.
     
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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    I love Chet!
     
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    As my dad says,"That's REAL guitar playin'"
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    That whole class of musicians back then are the forgotten heroes of guitar.

    Chet, Roy Clark, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and many others brought a backline instrument out into the forefront.
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member

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    And no distortion to pull things together. Every single note picked cleanly.
     

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