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Chet Atkins in Hollywood

Chet Atkins in Hollywood is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1959. The title takes its name from the fact that Atkins recorded it in Hollywood. The lush string arrangements are by Dennis Farnon. Atkins later (in 1961) re-recorded this album in his home studio, using the orchestra tapes from the Hollywood session. The original LP lists Atkins as the producer, the 1961 reissue lists "... with Dennis Farnon and his orchestra" and also lists Dick Peirce as producer.

Chet Atkins in Hollywood
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Cover of the original 1959 LP
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released July 1959
Recorded Oct 23, 1958 in Hollywood, CA
Genre Country, pop
Length 35:47
Label RCA Victor LSP-1993
Producer Chet Atkins
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Alternative Cover
The 1961 LP re-issue and CD cover of re-issue of Chet Atkins in Hollywood
The 1961 LP re-issue and CD cover of re-issue of Chet Atkins in Hollywood



Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [1]

Allmusic music critic Richard S. Ginell specifically praised "Theme from Picnic" and "Jitterbug Waltz" and wrote of the album; "For some, this record might fall under the category of guilty pleasures, but a pleasure it is, one of the great make-out records of its time."[1]

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Armen's Theme" (Ross Bagdasarian) – 2:12
  2. "Let It Be Me" (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) – 3:22
  3. "Theme from Picnic"" (George Duning) – 3:24
  4. "Theme from a Dream" (Boudleaux Bryant) – 3:58
  5. "Estrellita" (Manuel Ponce) – 2:51
  6. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Richard Maltby, Fats Waller) – 3:00

Side twoEdit

  1. "Little Old Lady" (Stanley Adams, Hoagy Carmichael) – 2:20
  2. "Terry Theme from Limelight" (Charlie Chaplin) – 3:16
  3. "The Three Bells" (Bert Reisfeld, Jean Villard) – 3:06
  4. "Santa Lucia" (Don Titman) – 2:50
  5. "Greensleeves" (Traditional) – 3:05
  6. "Meet Mister Callaghan" (Eric Spear) – 2:23



  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Chet Atkins in Hollywood > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.