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Me & Jerry/Me & Chet

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2988038

  • Credits

    2 LPs on 1 CD: ME & CHET (1972)/ME & JERRY (1972).
    On this disc, which contains two full LPs from the early 1970s, the legendary country guitarist Chet Atkins teamed up with younger six-stringer Jerry Reed. On each track, Reed holds his own against the master. In fact, Reed and Atkins complement each other's playing in a relaxed, comfortable manner. Reed plays mostly rhythm on these 21 tracks, but once in a while "The Kid," as he is referred to in the liner notes, steps up to the plate and performs a terrific solo.
    On ME & CHET, standout tracks include "Serenade to Summertime," a tune supported by a lush string orchestra, and the Hank Williams gospel classic, "I Saw the Light." ME & JERRY presents many excellent renditions of pop songs, particularly Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Hammerstein & Kern's "Old Man River," and George Harrison's "Something." It's easy to tell that these two guitarists were having a great time when they recorded these albums--their liner notes are tongue-in-cheek, the photos are amusing, and the chatter between certain tracks indicates that this was clearly a labor of love.

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They were] guitar wizards conjuring enchantment from wood and nylon..."
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  • Genre: Country
  • Label: 2988038
  • Distributor: Dark Peak
  • Analog/Digital: DDD
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 5013929880382
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