Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chet's Passion for Playing Never Dimmed.

A tune called Young Thing which he wrote for his friend Bill Young when Mr young was in the hospital dying of ALS.



  1. Finished the 24 illustrations for my book-they were critiqued the other day so- had time to listen to the Chet Atkins videos--love his execution of the classical guitar techniques...
    Took classical guitar for 3 semesters -3 years ago- loved it--if I had had an opportunity to play w/ a small group - I probably would have continued..
    Having been classically trained for singing - the ability to carry my own accompaniment (pianos are hard to carry :-)-made the guitar appealing..

    Have a grand and peace-filled Christmas - my friend...

  2. Kid, you have an ear for great music. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Thank you Opus, it is a pleasure to do

  4. Carol-CS, I'm glad you enjoy it as well. One thing about guitar is you have to have a lot of time to practice. Working a day job, then all the stuff at home leaves me not enough time.
    Chet wrote a book that I haven't read but in it there is a line near the end I think where he tells of falling asleep every night in a chair with the guitar on his lap. That's a lot of practice.

    And he recorded most of his stuff at home in his basement studio in the morning they say.
    There's a guy on youtube with an ID of daffydoug that I think has uploaded just about everything Chet ever recorded. Here is the list if I just plug in daffydoug

  5. Hi Kid, you always find such lovely guitar music.
    Thanks for making the Holiday's Bright!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    God Bless.

  6. Thank You Bunni. Same to you.

    Merry Christmas ! Have a great 2011 and an even greater 2013 :)