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Joel Paterson Let It Be Guitar Joel Paterson Plays the Beatles
2019
| BS 722
$13.95

Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays the Beatles

Deluxe vinyl LP is limited edition translucent white and includes digital download card

The iconic Chicago guitarist takes on the Fab Four with his signature blend of vintage jazz, exotica, blues, rockabilly, western swing and country. The Beatles as a sonic template for a mid-century musical journey.

With liner notes by fellow vintage-appreciator JD McPherson

Standard vinyl LP is 180-gram black and includes digital download card

Let It Be Guitar! showcases fresh new arrangements of these familiar tunes, employing a wide variety of musical styles and guitar sounds, paying tribute to Paterson’s biggest influences including Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Jorgen Ingmann, James Burton, Buddy Emmons, Ernest Ranglin and many more.

Full Description

The follow up to his well-revered holiday album Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar, this is Joel Paterson's new collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles’ catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles. The album features the guitarist’s signature blend of vintage jazz, exotica, blues, rockabilly, western swing and country, and uses classic Beatles songs as a sonic template for the mid-century musical journey. 

Let It Be Guitar! showcases fresh new arrangements of these familiar tunes, employing a wide variety of musical styles and guitar sounds, paying tribute to Paterson’s biggest influences including Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Jorgen Ingmann, James Burton, Buddy Emmons, Ernest Ranglin and many more.

Of the inspiration for the album, Paterson says, “This is the guitar record I’ve always wanted to make. I love the Beatles and their artistry and attention to detail in the recording studio—and I love all-things-guitar. So, I had a great time diving into these amazing songs, coming up with my own arrangements, and at the same time paying tribute to some of my favorite guitarists and vintage recording techniques of yesteryear.” 

The album’s liner notes were written by singer/songwriter and fellow vintage appreciator JD McPherson, who picturesquely describes the album: “Each of Joel’s interpretations of these songs are concise, genre-bending, stylish tone poems, mixing both Joel’s and the Beatles’ own century-spanning inspirations into one zesty musical stew. Contained within certain tracks, you may even find nods to OTHER instrumentalists who have delved into the Beatles’ body of work… It’s almost the meta-sonic equivalent of a Liverpudlian Rube Goldberg drawing.

Recorded in Chicago at Reliable Recorders and at Paterson’s home studio, Let It Be Guitar! features Joel on guitar, pedal steel, and lap steel; Beau Sample (Devil in a Woodpile, The Modern Sounds, The Fat Babies) on bass; Alex Hall (The Flat Five, The Western Elstons, The Fat Babies) on drums; and Chris Foreman on Hammond B3 organ.

 

Short Description
  • Close your eyes, picture Chet Atkins pulling up a bar stool on the beach at Waikiki and coolly plucking out a surfy rendition of Paul McCartney’s iconic “Michelle.”

    — Associated Press

Track List

  1. All My Loving
  2. From Me to You
  3. And I Love Her
  4. This Boy
  5. If I Fell
  6. Michelle
  7. Girl
  8. Things We Said Today
  9. Honey Pie
  10. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
  11. No Reply
  12. Can't Buy Me Love (CD & digital only)
  13. Drive My Car
  14. Because
  15. Something
  16. Her Majesty

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On Tour

Oct
24
2019
Nov
22
2019

@ The Green Mill
Chicago, Illinois

Nov
23
2019

@ The Green Mill
Chicago, Illinois

Dec
03
2019

@ The Crocodile
Seattle, Washington

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