A young Chet Atkins performing Sandman from a TV show circa 1954. Guitar buddies to the end. In the mid 70’s the guitar greats collaborated on the Grammy Award winning, RCA recording, Chester and Lester. You can hear the use of the tape deck generated slap back echo which Les was very fond of using and instrumental in developing. No doubt in my mind that the two guitarists learned a trick or two from one another. Pretty cool……….
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Chet Atkins is one of the greats. I absolutely love his album with Mark Knopfler “Neck and Neck”.
That was awesome – !
Yeah, It really is. The thing that struck me was how close the tone and effect was to Les Paul’s sound.
That is a great album Mike, I had forgotten about that collaboration. It was also a dynamite recording and may have been an early digital to disc transfer. All I remember is it sounded great. Will have to find my LP!
Hey guitar buffs…Is that a single Gibson P90 pickup in the neck position of that big old Gretsch !