Neck and Neck is a collaborative album by American guitarist Chet Atkins and British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on October 9, 1990 by Columbia Records. ˝Poor Boy Blues˝ was released as a single.
At the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991, the track ˝Poor Boy Blues˝ won Best Country Vocal Collaboration, while the track ˝So Soft Your Goodbye˝ won Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Atkins originally recorded ˝Yakety Axe˝, a parody of Boots’ Randolph’s ˝Yakety Sax˝, on his 1965 album More of That Guitar Country.
This new recording features lyrics and a new arrangement that were composed by Merle Travis.
Atkins also previously recorded ˝I’ll See You in My Dreams˝ on an album with Merle Travis.
TThe track ˝There’ll Be Some Changes Made˝ was later included as track 10 of the 15-track 1996 Rolls-Royce Sound System Demonstration Disc and accompanying cassette.