Chet Atkins - Mr. Sandman (TV 1954)

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

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

Bungalow Bill : Chet making panties moist in 1954

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...

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

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."

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

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

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

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

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

Big Boss Laiho : more metal than Bring me the horizon

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

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

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

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

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

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

gaazbro : That vibrato at 1:35.

baba yaga : this guys pretty good but he's no lil wayne

Chalon Bembry : not a black face in the whole joint

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

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

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

Robert Lofrano : There aren't any black people there because this just wasn't the music they liked. And segregation was life back then. Black people wanted to be integrated into society. That said, you have as much chance to see a black person on this show as you would seeing a white person these days on the ,oh let's say the BLACK music awards, the BLACK entertainment network, or that BLACK magazine JET. I personally would like to see the Chinese , Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, French, Cuban, Puerto Rican music awards just to name a few. I remember when Will Smith and others wanted to boycott the Academy Awards because there weren't enough BLACK actors winning more awards, I never liked him after that. I have no desire to watch any film he is in anymore. Whether he wants to admit it or not he is a racist and he didn't get rich just from BLACK people spending their 💰 to see his movies. He probably enjoyed making Men in BLACK. Well before l go off on a tangent here I think Chet Atkins was a pioneer and an amazing 🎸 player and influenced a lot of future guitar players. And if anyone is offended by this tough shit! which is .......

Prince Westerburg : Just imagine seeing that on TV and having no way of seeing it again, recording it, seeing him live, getting the sheet music etc. Life before the internet really focussed the mind!

gabriel232 : i can't stop watching this plz help

Electrical Conscience : My favorite part 1:34

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 !

PC Disciple : Dang this sounds AMAZING

Olivia Bunbury : Tommy Emmanuel brought me here :3

SadisticStang : Look at all these nice tempered white people..man they had it good once - such well behaved girls.

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

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.

johnny hally : very good but can he play smoke on water?

BillyBob Hammer : Taught him everything he knows.

trollercoaster99 : Smoother than buttah

no google plus : Dude was the real deal!

U r an fagit : Crazy to think that hes dead now We're listening to a dead human's music Like.. think about it And everyone there listenin is dead We r watching dead people!!!

Something Different : 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.

Bella Speelman : For everyone wondering about the make and model of the guitar, it a gretsch 6120 DSW

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

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.

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.

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

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

Geraldo Hembley : what a beast, this is real mastery