Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Actually Tried to Play This When I Was 13

Listening to this recording on my Dad's record player. I even slowed it down to 16 speed from 33 1/3rd, as we had that option on our player, to hear all the notes. Too many notes....

If I remember correctly, it came from this album, Hi-Fi in focus.

The album cover picture was the result of a contest and there were a couple versions, all from the same guy, who used a very long open shutter camera picture of a light bulb hanging on a wire, taken from underneath, that was swinging in a circular pattern like a pendulum, eventually coming to rest near the center point.


  1. Wow, that must have taken a lot of concentration.

  2. Opus, It certainly did for me to not be able to play it ! Not sure about Chet, but I'm guessing he was on his game when this one went on vinyl.

  3. Not bad. I may have to give this Chet guy a further listen.

  4. perhaps you can try it on the piano first. I think it is pretty ambitious that you tried to figure this out at 13!

    bonkies for a marvelous last day of February!

  5. Arby, fwiw - All the rockers were interested in, some inspired by Chet's playing ability. George Harrison played a Gretsch for a good while because that was what Chet played.

    George also had some things to say on the liner notes of an album Chet did called 'Chet Picks on the Beatles'.

  6. Pierro, Yes, it was pretty ambitious :) And I didn't know that Chet used a thumb pick and three more of his fingers to emulate playing like on a Piano at the time.

    Called Fingerstyle guitar.

  7. I could listen to him and Jerry Reed all day.

  8. Admiral. Not many people know what a great player Jerry Reed was.


    And he two albums Jerry made with Chet are really good. Called 'Me and Jerry' and 'Me and Chet'.

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