The Paul Yandell Collection
From Acoustic Guitar Workshop
distributed by Mel Bay
Paul Yandell's career spanned over 50 years, from playing lead guitar for classic country acts like the Louvin Brothers and Kitty Wells, to being a "first call" Nashville session player, to being "right hand man" to guitar legends Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.
This collection features 10 great Paul Yandell originals from his solo CDs Forever Chet, One More Again, Dream Train, and In The Groove:
Arilyn Roe; Clear Springs Rag; Forever Chet; In The Groove; I've Been Lucky; Kentucky Blue; Lookin' Up; Mayfield; My Pal; Say It Again.
In notation and tab, with background notes from Paul, plus performance tips and chord diagrams. Tributes from Jerry Reed, Fred Gretsch, Steve Wariner and Kirk Sand, article on Paul's life and music by Jim Ohlschmidt, photos, and discography. 77 pages. CD includes the original recordings of all 10 tunes transcribed in the book.
Sample pdf of Say It Again.
- "Paul plays everything I play, plus harmony!"
- Chet Atkins
- "I've never heard anyone sound so much like Chet in my life. Great pickin' Paul!"
- "Thanks so much for doing this great book on Paul Yandell. Everyone needs to know what I know. He is the best thumb picker out there, period! In addition to his incredible compositions, he is absolutely the living authority on Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. He is a treasure."
- "Paul Yandell is one of the greatest guitarists in the world. He is a masterful fingerstylist, and just a wonderful all around guitar player. It is no wonder he spent so many years on stage standing right next to Chet Atkins. Everyone needs to know what a great writer/composer and arranger he is too. Thanks to Craig and this book, that is now easier! "
The Paul Yandell Collection book/CD set: $24.95
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The Paul Yandell Collection download: $19.95
* Does not include Forever Chet from the original print edition.
Note: You'll find more Paul Yandell arrangements in the AGW archive.
Read Paul Yandell's biography, Second to the Best: A Sideman's Chronicle.
Visit Paul Yandell's website.