CHET ATKINS - INSCRIBED RECORD ALBUM COVER SIGNED 1988 - HFSID 285663
Sale Price $198.00
Record Album Cover for The Story of Dumbo, inscribed by "ole Dumbo Chet" to the man who had received it as a child with a Chet Atkins record mistakenly placed inside.
Record Album Cover inscribed and signed: "For Wayne/from ole/Dumbo Chet/CGP/88". [CGP stood for "certified guitar picker".] 12x12¼ Record album cover titled Shirley Temple Tells the Story of Walt Disney's Dumbo (1958). Inscribed on the front cover. Record included (Atkins, not Dumbo!) When Wayne's father purchased this shrink-wrapped album for his son in the early 1960s, they discovered that it mistakenly contained a recording of "Chet Atkins and His Guitar." The whole family soon became Chet Atkins fans. Wayne took the album to a Chet Atkins concert in Lakeland, Florida in 1988 and told the guitarist the story, after which Atkins signed it with the very appropriate inscription. A guitarist without parallel, Chet Atkins (1924-2001), who was known as "Mr. Guitar", was largely responsible for country music crossing over to the pop charts in the 1950s and 1960s.Atkins, who won 11 Grammy Awards and was named Instrumentalist of the Year nine times by the CMA, had made his first appearance with the Grand Ole Opry in 1946 and was a studio musician on hundreds of recordings beginning in 1949. Credited with helping to create the Nashville sound, Atkins released his first album, Chet Atkins' Galloping Guitar, in 1953 and had his first hit with "Mr. Sandman" in 1955. He would later reach the Top 5 on the pop charts with "Yakety Sax", a rework of the Boots Randolph hit. Atkins, who also designed guitars for Gretsch and Gibson, also made his mark as a record producer, furthering the early careers of Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold and the Everly Brothers and discovering future stars, including Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Floyd Cramer and Bobby Bare. In 1973, Atkins, who had played in venues from the Newport Jazz Festival to the White House, became the youngest person ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Toned and creased. edges creased and lightly chipping. Corners creased and chipping away. Stained at upper left edge. Signature lightly beaded but legible. Otherwise fine condition. Record included in Fine condition.
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