Chet Atkins – Mister Guitar – Our Shootout Winner from 2011

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This RARE Minty looking RCA Living Stereo LP is as TUBEY MAGICAL AS IT GETS. It seems like Bill Porter just doesn’t know how not to make an amazing sounding Living Stereo recording. Everything the guy touches is GOLD! Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead on correct tonality — everything that we listen for in a great record is here. Note how the record has that Bill Porter extra dB or two of bottom end — his signature sound.

The vinyl plays about Mint Minus Minus, a little bit better on side one, which is par for the course on these old RCA pressings.

Most copies we’ve played are smeary with tubby bass, but this one sounds just right!


Mister Guitar is the title of a recording by guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1959. That title, as well as “Country Gentleman”, became monikers assigned to Chet. “Country Gentleman”, co-written with Boudleaux Bryant, was a minor hit for Atkins in 1953. That original version was recorded in a garage!


Side One

I Know That You Know 
Hello Bluebird 
Country Style 
Show Me the Way to Go Home

Side Two

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles 
Country Gentleman 
Piano Concerto in B-Flat Minor