Chet Atkins - Mr. Sandman (TV 1954)

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Guy Collishaw : Why does this video just scream nuclear bombs?

Michael Lucarelli : The Love how he applied classical technique in his playing. Amazing guitarist!

doodleedledoo : Once upon a time you could get on national prime time TV just for being really good on electric guitar.

metelicgunz 1 : Who knew this would evolve into death metal...

Real Backing Tracks : I love how at 1:04 he plays that blazing fast lick like it's no big deal just to show "hey if you're worried I don't shred, I definitely shred."

Tong Zou : I can't believe this guy did this in 1954... alot of guitarists can't even play this song today

Milo Shapiro : Who doesn't love a Gretsch

eyg24 : at 1:34 does he hit the A string harmonic then finish the chord?! mmmmmmmmmmmm smooth

Manuel Fellner : Back when skill and class were required to be a musician.

OneMinuteFixed : A guy can train a whole life to play like that and still fail at some point, that's true talent right there

toners tummy : Im just going to throw my guitar in the trash.

Whiskey Bottle : This needs to be the theme song for Fallout 4, has such a post apocalyptic, nuclear war tone to it :)

The Internet Killed Music : This guy was a huge inspiration to George Harrison.

FENTON : Can someone please hit me right in the face for not having discovered Mr. Atkins until just yesterday!?

Big Boss Laiho : more metal than Bring me the horizon

stockjonebills : Hendrix, Clapton, Beck..Hah. Here is one of the kings that influenced them all.

burnindownthehouse : Now THAT'S how you fingerpick! That is masterful.

Rohan Buch : Bring me a meme, make him the dankest that i've ever seen

frank maffa : how the heck did he learn how to play like that??

Chalon Bembry : not a black face in the whole joint

Aaron Daniel : sounds like 2 guitars at once when he plays

Francis Madigan : Mister salmon.... bring me cream cheese . Put it on a bagel, the one with black seeds

multiverser : How to play guitar, in less than 2 minutes.

Tom Nieder : 0:48 guy in the top left corner of the shot is hilarious and I'm pretty sure the guy below him is John Wayne taking a nap. Not sure I could handle the 50's. Everyone has that 'hit me I'm a douche' look about them. Can't deny Chet rips on guitar though.

Mister Cik : Martin mcfly loves it !

general mayhem : this guys pretty good but he's no lil wayne

Electrical Conscience : My favorite part 1:34

Olivia Bunbury : Tommy Emmanuel brought me here :3

VirtualLife : Did he write Mr Sandman ? So well known tune. Very unique in that even tho it's a happy sounding tune, it has a touch of creepyness to it.

PC Disciple : Dang this sounds AMAZING

Avarice : 230 people deserve to have their eardrums rammed in with a screwdriver. If they fail to recognise such brilliance when they hear it, they are not deserving of hearing.

ElveeKaye : When I was a kid, my mom had a Chet Atkins album--yes, a vinyl record. I loved it and played it all the time. I was only 8 or 9, and loved the sound of his guitar even then, and it's still nice to hear.

Geraldo Hembley : what a beast, this is real mastery

no google plus : Dude was the real deal!

Pip Pipster : To give this a thumbs down 👎 you must have had a full frontal lobotomy 🤪 😳

Ben Culture : I started playing guitar in 1984. In the 80s, if you wanted to play lead, you had to pay attention to metal whether you liked it or not! I wish I'd known about guys like Chet Atkins or Scotty Moore! At least the guitar magazines eventually started noticing David Gilmour (Believe it or not, he was overlooked in the 80s). His solos being slow enough for me to learn. Otherwise I might have stuck to rhythm.

remi xuereb : i'm french and that's the kind of american music that i like very much...

TheDude4077 : And thus, every baby boomer guitar player thought "Wow, I'm literally never going to shut up about this performance for the rest of my life"

GunproofGrandad : Wow... He's so precise. Beautiful.

Bill Full : INSANE.... I can do metal, but this is on another level of playing

MrPavelOK : But can he play Enter Sandman?

gabriel232 : i can't stop watching this plz help

Barry Lomibao, Jr. : This crowd is dead af

Suraj Lamichhane : Still enjoying his melodies after all these years.. he did a little "i'll see you in my dreams" at 0:36, such an inspiration this man :)

gaazbro : That vibrato at 1:35.

MagicFlyingBrick : Every time I hear this song, I wanna play mario

Not Mozart : compare this playing style to today's teenagers strumming 4 chords on the ukulele and getting attention everywhere.

richard coburn : Thr greatest guitarist evet

Angry Cheezburger : Caution: wet floor

BillyBob Hammer : Taught him everything he knows.