with Jim Stahlhut
This review is from the PSGA's
Pedal Steel Newsletter, as written by Bob Maickel:
PSGA members know Chuck Lettes from his fine arrangements that
are published in every issue of this newsletter. He is a very talented
steel guitarist as is his buddy Jim Stahlhut who shares the spotlight,
playing lead guitar on this new CD. Chuck and Jim journeyed all
the way from Dever to Connecticut last year to be part of our 29th
Annual PSGA Steel Celebration.
It was obvious that they really were very much together in their
presentation. With that in mind, it's a pleasure to report that
this album reflects their musical expertise and fine taste in arranging
the music for lead and steel. At first it appears that something
is missing. There is no bak up band. However, Jim plays some very
nice background chords while Chuck solos and Chuck reciprocates
on steel, while Jim solos on lead.
The album features mostly pop standards, big band and jazz favorites
and two selections from other categories which include Charlie Norris's
composition Shirley and Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven. ... What
a great list of tunes!
This is an easy listening album which needs to be played several
times to fully appreciate the artistry of these talented musicians.
- Stompin at the Savoy
- But Beautiful
- Satin Doll
- Just the Way You Look Tonight
- Take the A Train
- Tears in Heaven