Chet Atkins - Hi-Fi In Focus

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Heralded, Hip Hi-Fi From '57 On Vinyl LP!
Pressed At RTI From Original Masters!

Chet’s 1957 masterpiece! A stunning collection showing his virtuosity and diverse repertoire aimed to satisfy both his core country fans and a pop audience—including the rendition of “Walk, Don’t Run” that inspired a Washington quartet’s iconic hit cover. Hi-Fi In Focus, from the original masters, pressed on premium RTI vinyl!

The distinctive cover of Hi-Fi in Focus set it apart from the usual Chet Atkins LP. The modern abstract photo, meant to depict high fidelity, was the winning entry of 30,000 submissions in a contest sponsored by RCA and the camera manufacturer Canon to find a photo that captured the essence of the medium. The music inside reflected both Chet's eclecticism and the growing popularity of high fidelity long-playing albums as he blended virtuosity and diverse repertoire, aimed to satisfy his core country fans and a pop audience. A measure of his success: in the late 50's and early 60's, his LPs occupied space in upscale record collections alongside orchestral LPs by Percy Faith, Mantovani, Hugo Winterhalter and Nelson Riddle. Eight Hi-Fi performances included a rhythm section (Nashville studio A-Teamers Floyd Cramer, piano; Bob Moore, bass; Buddy Harman, drums); five were solo guitar.

Available from Modern Harmonic, pressed on premium RTI vinyl, from the original masters!

• Premium Vinyl LP
• From original masters

Side 1:

1. El Cumbanchero
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Shadow Waltz
4. Anna
5. Yesterdays
6. Portuguese Washerwoman
Side 2:
1. Tiger Rag
2. Walk, Don't Run
3. Tara's Theme
4. Johnson Rag
5. Lullaby Of The Leaves
6. Bourree
7. Avorada (Little Music Box)

Additional Information

Record Label Modern Harmonics
Music Genre Country