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  • Chet Atkins- Mr. Sandman

    Chet Atkins- Mr. Sandman

    We have a huge amount of Chet Atkins fans over here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and, most any time we post a Chet vid (this one being his rendition of Mr. Sandman), it gets a great response. This particular vid taken from a 1954 TV show… hey, no info but does anyone know where this came from?   As an aside, you might also like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Svm_Vnntyk&list=RD7Svm_Vnntyk#t=103 this is Chet playing the Orange Blossom Special… great guitar playing here as well.   […]

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  • Dorado Schmitt – Acoustic Tone On Electric

    Dorado Schmitt – Acoustic Tone On Electric

      “Dorado Schmitt plays “Dark Eyes” at the annual Django Reinhardt Jazz festival at Samois-sur-Seine in 1994. Backed by Hono Winterstein on Rhtyhm Guitar, & the late Gino Reinhardt on Double Bass.  Dedicated to Gino Reinhardt. A lovely, friendly guy, who was happy to come and jam with us gadjos, both on guitar & bass, even though we were nowhere near his standard of playing.”   I was about to pass up on this video due to the fact that […]

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  • Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    If there was ever a musician that insisted on performing acoustic, it’s David Grisman. Vassar Clements told me once  that David always wanted him to play acoustic when they were on stage together. With all the years of performing with Vassar, I can’t recall even one time he played without his pickup…. So now you have this unlikely combination of Steve Morse and David Grisman… two icons… one very electric and the other very acoustic. Does it mix? Well, I’ll […]

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  • George Benson & Chet Atkins: They “Make it Thought the Night” Easy

    We all know how great Chet Atkins was on the guitar. And I’m sure a lot of you know the insane talents of George Benson as well. So how’s bout we put both of them together with the song “Help Me Make It Through The Night!” This of course is electric guitar playing but, I just couldn’t pass up the two of these Icons playing together. And it’s not distorto electric or electric guitar with a lot of effects. For […]

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  • Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan: Tap vs.Traditional

    Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan: Tap vs.Traditional

      Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan “Stardust” I know, this is electric guitar but, it’s Chet! And with him is Stanley Jordan who was very popular with his tapping style of guitar a while back. Kind of a cool contrast of styles here and a great video to hear the difference of tone that’s created by both styles. Now I have a theory about the tapping and why a lot of people don’t care for it..  I think it’s due […]

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  • Maru: Tornado of Souls Solo Cover- Megadeth

    Maru: Tornado of Souls Solo Cover- Megadeth Maru writes on her YouTube description: “Gave the solo of Tornado of Souls a try…amazing solo by Marty Friedman, took me a while to get down and learn..there are a few mistakes in there, might do another take soon! Marty´s bends are killer haha..Criticism appreciated, as long as it’s constructive Maru” Thanks Maru, I have two minor ones.. 1. I couldn’t find anywhere your last name which meant I couldn’t reference any bio […]

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  • Les Paul and Mary Ford: Track by Track

    I’m gonna end this Les Paul Tribute off with with a video that is both entertaining and a peak into how Les really recorded their music. Now, this was before the mulit-track tape invention so, this is considered Sound on Sound. While watching this, realize that the audience back then had no idea what Les was doing or how. Pretty much Alaister Cooke is referencing the fact that people were indeed wondering if Les and Mary were doing some kind […]

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  • Les Paul: The Moon is Not High Enough

    I’m not going to talk about whats on this video because you can simply watch it. What I am going to talk about are a few things that many of you may not know about Les Paul. I know, your asking… how would I know? Well, my house is filled with Les Paul memorabilia and things he gave my wife when they were working together… in fact, for nearly 15 years Lucy and her former husband/manager worked day to day and […]

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  • Les Paul: Secret Behind His Little Black Box

    In the previous post here at Acoustic Guitar Videos, I talked about Les Paul’s showmanship… Well… this video is a prime example of how captivating he was on stage, talking about his little black box. For many years and to this day, many people still don’t know how he was able to do this… We’ll here’s how it was done… The Black Box is a remote to his tape machine that contains pre-recorded guitar passages. When his hits the switch, […]

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  • Les Paul & Mary Ford: The World Didn’t Have To Wait Any Longer

    The World is Waiting for the Sunrise was one of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s biggest hits.. and this television mini show which was broadcast in the early 50′s brought this due into the homes of American’s all across the nation. Besides all his inventions and his talents as a producer (which we will review in posts later today), Les was the ultimate showman. Whether or not you like the little act that he and his wife Mary were doing […]

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  • Les Paul Invents the Solid Body Electric Guitar

    This particular video has more talking than it does playing but I wanted you to hear about the actual invention of the electric guitar in Les’s own words. Stay tuned for more Les today. bob harris AGV

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  • Les Paul & Chet Atkins: Let’s Take it Slow

    Here I go again with the electric thing but I couldn’t resist… Here’s Les Paul and Chet Atkins with the Limehouse Blues. I’ve heard this song done so many ways and, I’d say this one wins for the slowest version ever. The crawling tempo almost turns this into a different song really, but it’s Chester and Lester so, it’s still good…   Now at the end of this video, Chet shows off his folding guitar that he says works well […]

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  • Marco Pisani: Late To The Contest But On Time With The Guitar

    I know, I know, I know… This is not acoustic guitar!!!! But Marco Pisani sent this into facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos and I was so impressed, I had to post this. Marco specifically made this video to enter the Steve Vai Contest. Here’s the write-up on YouTube  (I’ve translated it to English) ” Participating is easy, the basic requirement is to have a camera to record your own musical performance based audio supplied by the same artist: it is the naked version (ie […]

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