Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins
Aliases
Chet Atkins and His Other Guitar
Real name
Chester Burton Atkins
Born
June 20, 1924
Died
June 30, 2001
Country
United States
IPI
00001533049
00001533147
Comments
Influential guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer for many big stars such as Elvis Presley. Atkins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's sideman category in 2002.
Member of
The Nashville String Band
Country All-Stars
The Rhythm Rockers featuring Chet Atkins
Family
Meagan Taylor Great-niece
Jim Atkins Half-Brother
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Title Performer Release date Originally by
May 1966 Jim Reeves
1972 J.J. Cale
June 28, 1994 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1966 The Beatles
1957 Margaret Simms & Paul Bass
1966 Arthur West
December 1954 A. Collins & B. Harlan
May 1966 A. Collins & B. Harlan
1966 Luciano Tajoli
1963 Emma Carus
1953 Edith Day
1963 Ray Sanders with The Anita Kerr Singers
1963 Bent Fabricius-Bjerre med rytme
August 1972 Ray Charles
April 25, 1995 The Beatles
August 1965 Hank Williams and His Guitar
January 1975 Nicole Croisille & Pierre Barouh
October 1962 (unknown)
1966 The Beatles
1972 Paul Williams
1958 Alberto Ribeiro
1969 Warren Burton and Company
1956 (unknown)
May 1959 The Music of David Seville
1966 Victor Young
February 1967 Billy Dee Williams
March 1968 Yves Montand
1976 Emilio De Marchi, Al Jolson
1954 Emilio De Marchi, Al Jolson
October 1983 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
April 1963 (unknown), Doretta Morrow, Richard Oneto & Chorus
August 1959 Arthur Smith Trio
August 1964 (unknown)
1954 (unknown)
1960 June Knight
1968 Boots Randolph
August 1959 Arthur Collins
1969 The Beatles
September 1952 Curley Fox
August 1965 Bob Dylan
November 1961 Doye O'Dell
1956 William Gillespie
August 1964 Leroy Anderson and His "Pops" Concert Orchestra
1997 Claude Bolling
1969 Judy Collins
1957 (unknown)
June 15, 1978 Araci Cortes
August 1970 Simon and Garfunkel
1970 The Mills Brothers
July 1969 Johnny Rivers
August 1970 Merle Travis
1966 The Beatles
December 1954 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
1976 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
1979 Jas. P. Johnson
February 1967 Vince Guaraldi Trio
August 1965 Donovan
Cattle Call Chet Atkins 1968 Unverified
1981 Tex Owens
June 1956 Jack Smith (The Whispering Baritone)
January 1975 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
February 1967 The Coasters
March 1968 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
1970 Ray Noble and His Orchestra
1955 André Claveau avec Jo Boyer et son orchestre
March 1968 Some of Chet's Friends
August 1952 American Quartet
1973 Steve Goodman
1986 Mason Williams
May 1966 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
August 1959 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
January 1960 Fleetwoods
January 1964 (unknown)
December 1954 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman
May 1966 Chet Atkins and His Galloping Guitar
1980 Orleans
August 1964 Bonnie Guitar
1955 Patrick et son orchestre de danse
1988 The Lovin' Spoonful
November 1961 (unknown)
1976 Johnny Marvin
1960 Waldyr Azevedo e Seu Conjunto
July 1969 P.J. Proby
September 1974 Zez Confrey and His Orchestra
August 1959 Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France [1940s]
September 1980 Karl and Harty
October 1983 Harry Simeone Chorale
1966 (unknown)
1963 Sonny Thompson - Lula Reed
May 1961 The Princeton University Triangle Club
February 1971 (unknown), (unknown performer)
1957 Marga Llergo & Antonio Escobar
January 1975 Julie Andrews
May 1959 Graziella Pareto
February 1967 Gilbert Bécaud
December 1969 Jimmie Rodgers [US1]
January 1975 Fred Neil
April 1963 Ernest Gold
May 1966 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
August 1972 Cindy Walker
October 1967 (unknown), Carter Family
1969 Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two
February 1967 The Beatles
February 1971 Bill Nash
December 1954 The Leighton Brothers
July 1969 Don Ho
2011 Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
March 1968 The Seekers
January 1964 Smokey Rogers and The Western Caravan Orchestra
March 1968 Roy Hogsed, Teresa Brewer
August 1959 Leadbelly
December 1960 Wayne King and His Orchestra
1970 (unknown), Pete Seeger
May 1964 The Oscar Peterson Trio
November 1968 Hugh Masekela
May 1959 (unknown)
December 1952 Al Dexter and His Troopers, Frankie Marvin
November 1961 Waltham Abbey Choir
November 1968 Margie Singleton
December 1954 Gene Arnold
March 1969 Charles King
February 1957 Jacques Renard & His Orchestra
1963 Elvis Presley
May 27, 1981 Blondie
1953 Arthur Collins
1969 The Beatles
May 1961 Dinah Shore
December 1955 Fox-Trot with Vocal Chorus
December 1954 Bert Stock and His Orchestra
December 1960 John Yorke Atlee
June 15, 1978 Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra
January 1960 Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra
1970 Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake
August 1965 The Beaver Valley Sweethearts
July 18, 1980 Osborne Brothers
August 1964 Don Gibson
1972 Susan Shirley
1966 The Beatles
1966 The Beatles
March 1969 Gladys Swarthout & John Boles
1963 Southern Tones, Ray Charles and His Band
October 1959 Beatrice Lillie
October 1983 Bing Crosby
1963 Al Campbell [1] and Henry Burr
1966 The Beatles
May 1966 Rev. J.M. Gates
1966 The Beatles
1969 Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara
October 31, 1990 Isham Jones, Guest Conductor with Ray Miller's Orchestra
1963 The Paris Sisters
1966 Lilo
1988 John Lennon
1987 John Lennon
October 1959 Nell Carrington
May 1966 Carter Family
December 1960 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
December 1954 George J. Gaskin, The Knickerbocker Quartet
February 1951 Mary Ellis and Dennis King
August 1964 Mary Ellis and Dennis King
August 1971 Lou Gold and His Orchestra
1970 Sam Robbins and His Hotel McAlpin Orch.
1958 Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra
October 1962 Mrs. Wm. Asher - Homer Rodeheaver
August 1959 (unknown)
October 18, 1994 Whistler acc. by His Jug Band, Jimmie Rodgers [US1]
November 1951 Edgar Hayes and His Orchestra
May 1966 "Dock" Walsh, The Carter Family, George Reneau
May 1964 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
August 1972 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
December 1969 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
October 18, 1994 Johnny Cash
May 1961 John W. Bubbles
June 15, 1978 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
February 1965 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1976 The Ambassadors [US2]
1976 Bing Crosby with Les Paul and His Trio
June 15, 1978 Carl Fenton's Orchestra
December 1969 (unknown), Harry Belafonte
1969 The Suntones
December 1955 Edith Piaf
November 1961 Bobby Helms
November 23, 1955 Edison Male Quartette
August 1959 Fiddlin' John Carson
May 1966 Fiddlin' John Carson, John Yorke Atlee
November 1961 (unknown)
May 1964 Duke Jordan Trio
February 1965 Wayne King and His Orchestra - Roy Fox and His Orchestra
August 1971 The Beatles
October 1962 (unknown)
October 1962 (unknown), Steve Porter
October 31, 1990 Don Gibson
February 1971 Don Gibson
October 1967 Stewart Family
January 1964 Karl & Harty
April 1963 Nino Rota
November 1968 The Beatles
December 1960 Lupino Lane with Teddie St. Denis and Company
February 1967 Maurice Jarre
June 15, 1978 Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
May 27, 1981 Wings
May 1959 Gilbert Bécaud
October 1983 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
May 1965 Hattie Nevada
November 1968 The Doors
December 1969 The Champs
August 1972 Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan
May 1959 Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra
November 1961 The Trapp Family Singers
May 1959 Ray Noble and His Orchestra
1956 Joe Sullivan
February 1957 Sammy Fain
1956 (unknown)
1966 Gene Austin
October 1962 (unknown)
July 13, 1977 (unknown)
September 1952 Evelyn Herbert
1976 Evelyn Herbert
1969 Nino Rota
1972 Nino Rota
December 1960 The George Shearing Quintet
1957 Connie Boswell
August 1970 Richard Harris
October 1967 Ray Price
February 1957 (unknown)
May 1961 The Shadows
1960 Olive Kline - Elsie Baker
1960 Hermanos Castilla
December 1960 The Troubadours
April 1973 Roger Miller [US1]
1972 Paul Simon
July 13, 1977 James Taylor
June 15, 1978 Isaura Garcia
November 1961 (unknown), Meister Glee Singers
March 1968 "Cannonball" Adderley
1966 The Beatles
October 1952 Red Foley
February 1949 Stubby and The Buccaneers
August 24, 2009 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
February 1965 (unknown performer)
December 1954 Vaughn Monroe with Orchestra
November 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
August 1959 Etienne Paree featuring Eddie "Piano" Miller
March 1968 Al (He's the King) Hirt
April 1963 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
May 1961 Johnny Smith
August 1964 The Dolly Sisters
March 1951 Stuart Hamblen
May 1961 Orchester Georges Boulanger
June 1987 Keith Jarrett with Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen
August 1972 Little Junior's Blue Flames
1969 Claude François
1958 Ipana Troubadors
February 1967 (unknown)
January 1960 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Jimmy Forrest and All Star Combo
January 1964 Al Hopkins and The Buckle Busters
September 1952 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
1956 (unknown)
November 1961 (unknown)
July 1969 Bobbie Gentry
October 1967 The Four Knights
1953 (unknown)
January 1960 Don Gibson
October 1967 Jack Guthrie and His Oklahomans
December 1954 Jules Bledsoe
August 1970 Jules Bledsoe
December 1959 The Clovers
February 1965 João Gilberto
May 27, 1981 Willie Nelson
May 1966 Russel Wise and Mr. White, Roy Hall and His Blue Ridge Entertainers
2011 Nanci Griffith
1963 Bing Crosby
1976 Bing Crosby
January 1975 Judy Garland
June 15, 1978 Judy Garland
1954 Copley Plaza Orchestra
1960 Rita Montaner
1960 (unknown), Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
1981 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra
1957 Jacqueline François
May 27, 1981 Crystal Gayle
March 1969 (unknown)
October 1967 Eddie Miller and His Oklahomans
1970 Osborne Brothers
March 1973 Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolk
June 1987 Orleans
August 1954 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
May 1959 (unknown)
May 1964 Art Van Damme Quartet with Johnny Smith on Guitar
July 1969 (unknown), Gordon Heath and Lee Payant, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel
November 1968 The Four Voices
1957 Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and Chorus
1966 The Beatles
1966 The Beatles
August 1955 Harry Macdonough & Miss Walton
October 1959 Ella Shields
1960 Rita Montaner
November 1961 Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
November 1961 Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell
December 1960 Waring's Pennsylvanians
November 1968 Mia Farrow
January 1960 Santo & Johnny
November 1968 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
April 1973 Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman
January 1971 Anne Murray
January 1975 Scott Joplin
1981 Terri Gibbs
August 1955 Ted Weems and His Orchestra
1979 Adriana Caselotti
1976 Alberta Hunter
August 1970 The Beatles
2011 The Beatles
1972 Neil Diamond
August 1964 Ruth Etting
1969 Dusty Springfield
1958 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
May 1964 Carl Ravell and His Orchestra
October 18, 1994 Elton John
December 1954 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
March 1, 1994 Allen Toussaint
1969 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, Peggy Lee
July 1969 Ben E. King
1963 Ben E. King
May 1961 Lanny Ross
September 1952 Prince's Band
November 1968 Laura Nyro
May 27, 1981 Jessi Colter
1966 Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale
1963 Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
January 1964 Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers, Hank Garland
February 1965 Kyu Sakamoto
2011 Abbie Mitchell
May 1964 Abbie Mitchell
1992 Abbie Mitchell
1954 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
1963 Dale Hawkins
1963 Len Spencer
1972 Neil Diamond
October 31, 1990 Don Gibson
1973 Don Gibson
Sweet Georgia Brown Chet Atkins 1968 Unverified
January 1960 The Everly Brothers
April 1973 The Dave Brubeck Quartet
October 1962 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers
1981 Ethel Waters
December 1969 Debbie Reynolds
December 1960 Debbie Reynolds
1957 The MGM Studio Orchestra
October 31, 1990 Quintette du Hot Club de France [1930s]
1956 Sarah Vaughan with George Treadwell's Orchestra
1981 Sarah Vaughan with George Treadwell's Orchestra
August 1970 Jimmie Driftwood
August 1959 Cowboy Copas
May 1966 Cowboy Copas
July 1969 Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers, Arkansas Barefoot Boys, Jimmie Driftwood, Hank Garland
May 1953 Frances Alda
1976 Irving Abrams & His Orchestra
November 1950 Irving Abrams & His Orchestra
August 1971 Simon and Garfunkel
October 1983 The King Cole Trio
1992 Jerry Reed
April 1973 Jerry Reed
August 1964 Vernon Dalhart
September 1974 Scott Joplin
November 1961 Tally-Ho!
February 1957 Cäcilie Carola, Emma Malkowsky & Kathi Herold
December 1969 (unknown performer)
June 1951 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
1986 Roger Whittaker
August 1965 Rex Griffin
1968 Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd, Tom Paxton
July 1969 Engelbert Humperdinck
March 1969 Stan Getz
December 1960 Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
February 1971 Francis Lai & His Orchestra
May 1959 Morris Stoloff Conducting The Columbia Pictures Orchestra
February 1969 Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra
October 1962 Mrs. William Asher - Homer Rodeheaver
November 1954 Ray Noble and His Orchestra
August 1959 Vernon Dalhart
October 31, 1990 Ethel Waters
1966 (unknown)
November 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
1960 (unknown)
May 1959 Edith Piaf & Les compagnons de la chanson
1955 Etta James and "The Peaches"
April 1963 Edward Allen
1966 The Beatles
September 1952 Anton Karas
1981 Eddie Albert & Marcy Westcott
July 1969 Danny Williams
1981 Ezio Pinza
1980 Will Tura
February 1969 Alexander Vertinsky
2011 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra With Vocals by The Rhythm Boys
March 1968 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra With Vocals by The Rhythm Boys
October 1953 Richard Bold and Rosalind Fuller
1957 Original Dixieland Jass Band
January 1960 Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
1956 Nick Lucas
February 1971 Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey
October 1967 Cliff Bruner and His Boys
1955 LaVern Baker and The Gliders with Orchestra
October 18, 1994 Deborah Allen
April 29, 1955 Todd Duncan
August 1964 Todd Duncan
August 1965 Johnny Cash
1970 (unknown)
March 1969 Buffy Sainte-Marie
May 1961 Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
August 1964 Anita O'Day, Orchestra Conducted by Larry Russell
January 1964 Anita O'Day, Orchestra Conducted by Larry Russell
1972 Don McLean
April 1963 Domenico Modugno
August 1971 Isham Jones Orchestra
October 1967 (unknown), Hugh Cross, The Carter Family
1957 Johnny Smith
February 1971 The Everly Brothers
1963 Cannon's Jug Stompers
October 1962 (unknown)
February 1967 Ray Charles
December 1960 Doris Day with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra
December 1969 The String-A-Longs
April 1963 The String-A-Longs
1958 C. Richard Tauber
October 1962 Imperial Quartet
March 1968 Cliff Edwards with Victor Young and His Orchestra and The Ken Darby Singers
December 1960 Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra
November 1961 Bing Crosby & Martha Mears
January 1960 Dave Gardner
June 1987 Dire Straits
February 1954 The Carter Family
October 1962 William McEwan
July 1969 Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds
May 1966 Chet Atkins
November 1961 Richard Himber & His Orchestra
August 1970 Cleveland Simmons Group
October 31, 1990 Randy Randolph
May 1965 Randy Randolph
1966 The Beatles
1957 Fay Templeton
July 13, 1977 Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra
1958 Ethel Merman and Russell Nype
1966 Tito Schipa, Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra