1987 Chet Atkins – Sails

Sails is an album by Chet Atkins. It was released in 1987 by Columbia Records. Sails follows in the 1980s’ vein of Chet Atkins’ releases with a smooth jazz and new age atmosphere.

Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman”, was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele.


1Sails (Johanna Hall, John Joseph Hall)4:20
2Why Worry (Mark Knopfler)6:22
3Sometime, Someplace (David Hungate, Randy McCormick)4:58
4Up In My Treehous (Chet Atkins)3:51
5Waltz For The Lonely (Billy Joe Walker Jr)3:00
6Laffin’ At Life (Chet Atkins, Randy Goodrum)5:31
7On A Roll (Chet Atkins, Darryl Dybka, David Hungate)5:22
8My Song (Chet Atkins, Darryl Dybka, Paul Yandell)5:07
9Love Letter (Keith Jarrett)3:09
10Wobegon (The Way It Used To Be) (Darryl Dybka)3:21



BassDavid Hungate
DrumsBob Mater
DrumsLarrie Londin
Drums (programming)David Humphries
Drums (programming)Mark Hammond
GuitarChet Atkins
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarMark Knopfler
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarMillard Greeb
GuitarPaul Yandell
BanjoChet Atkins
BouzoukiAristotle Onassid
SitarBaba Ram Dave
KeyboardsClayton Ivey
KeyboardsDarryl Dybka
KeyboardsMike Lawler
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
HarmonicaTerry McMillan
SaxJim Horn
TrumpetMike Haynes
PercussionLarrie Londin
PercussionTerry McMillan
PercussionMark Hammond

Liner Notes

Producer – Chet Atkins, David Hungate
Arranged By (Horns) – Bergen White, Darryl Dybka
Arranged By (Strings) – Bergen White
Engineer – Tom Singer (Track 4)
Engineer (Recording) – John Mills
Mastered By – Denny Purcell
Mixed By – Dave Palmer (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mixed By – John Mills (Track 2)

Design – Bill Johnson, Jeff Morris

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
Recorded At – CA Workshop
Recorded At – Sound Emporium
Recorded At – The Garage Studio
Mixed At – CA Workshop
Mixed At – Sound Emporium
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters
Mastered At – Customatrix