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Les Paul - Chasing Sound (2007)

Les Paul , Les Paul  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Les Paul
  • Directors: Les Paul
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Koch Vision
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000QGE856
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,503 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Les Paul - Chasing Sound" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Guitar wizard, inventor, architect of rock n roll...the legendary Les Paul tells his own rags-to-riches story in this feature-length documentary shot in HD. From his hometown in Waukesha to Chicago, Nashville, Hollywood and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, follow the life and times of this irrepressible superstar. Featuring a wall-to-wall soundtrack of greatest hits, American Masters - Les Paul: Chasing Sound! also includes interviews with B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller and many more.

Includes 90 Minutes of Exclusive Extras:
Full-length performances from the Iridium Jazz Club with Les Paul and his Trio.
Vintage duets with Keith Richards, Kay Starr, Merle Haggard and Chet Atkins.
Classic TV appearances (Les Paul & Mary Ford at Home, Omnibus and more.
Extended conversations with Les Paul.
Photo Gallery.


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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic July 24, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I too, like many other reviewers, saw this program on PBS. Outstanding! I was glued to the set. Seeing how Les Paul evolved; inventing and creating trends of sound for and with the likes of other great artists, is just amazing. Truly an American icon, one of our nations greatest ambassador to music. Not just every guitarist should want to watch this dvd, every musician, artist, oh heck, everyone should watch this. It's a great look at early radio, electronics, jazz, American culture and history. It provides a great window into the past to witness this man's contribution to music. A must have documentary for music lovers.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding from beginning to end July 12, 2007
Format:DVD
I saw this documentary last night on TV and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates music, history, inventors, musicians, electronics. It is one of the best things I have ever seen on television. Buy it - you will not be disappointed.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if you are not a Les Paul Fan July 12, 2007
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Anyone who listens to recorded music owes a nod to this man. Any musician who performs professionally, owes their sound in part to this man.
In this documentary, you see and hear from Les about career, his inventions and life from the early to now. You hear him tell his side of the story in his work with music greats, the people he performed with, where he learned his chops and cut his teeth. Then you'll see and hear from respected industry pro's he impacted and see the effect of his recordings and his 'sound' upon those who are well known household names and those behind the scenes. This is Les Paul's life throughout the ages, from young inventor, to well respected jazz guitarist, to serviceman, to band leader, all throughout his career, retirement and comebacks. It shows takes from early clips and photos, the TV shows, previous anniversaries and dedication events. Happy Birthday Les and thank you. You are the real life Thomas Edison and Indiana Jones of Music.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Chasing Sound (2007) ... Les Paul ... Koch Vision" August 7, 2007
Format:DVD
Koch Vision present "CHASING SOUND" (2007) (120 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915) is an American jazz guitarist and inventor --- He is one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric musical instruments and recording techniques --- He is a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar (the Gibson Les Paul, which he helped design, is one of the most famous and enduring models), multitrack recording, and various reverberation and echo effects.

He is the Godfather of the electric guitar ... Inventor of multi-track recording, overdubbing, reverb, and echo --- Music as we know it would literally not be possible without the recording processes he pioneered --- His virtuosic playing, and the mythical Gibson electric guitar that bears his name, inspired the legends of the rock & roll revolution --- Waukesha, Wisconsin Hometown Hero ... Jazz Pioneer ...1950's Pop Superstar ... Guitar Wizard ... Inventor ... Architect of Rock & Roll ... American Original ... that's just the first 90 years! --- Strap in for a ride with this larger-than-life rascal - still playing every Monday night at a joint in Manhattan - as he tells his own rags-to riches story, joined by a cast of legendary musicians, admirers, and industry insiders.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
1. Full-length performances from the Iridium Jazz Club with Les Paul and His Trio.
2. Vintage duets with Keith Richards, Kay Starr, Merle Haggard and Chet Atkins.
3. Interviews with B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller and many more.
4. Classic TV appearances (Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home, Omnibus and more)
5. Extended conversations with Les Paul.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's not taxidermized, but he's still electrifying. September 3, 2007
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After that ridiculous tribute that seemed more like a "cover-up"--"American Made/ World Played"--I was beginning to suspect the 90-year-old (now 92) legend was all illusion, more Wizard of Oz than Wizard of Waukesha. Rest assured that Les is no, not yet at least, mere icon or totem. Far from a barely preserved specimen wheeled out on stage in a rocker, he maintains his balance on a precarious stool and serves as ringmaster for the Monday night festivities at the Iridium. Of course, he's surrounded by and partly carried by some ace New York musicians, who enable Les to bask, deservedly, in the spotlight and evade anything resembling breakneck virtuosity on the instrument.

This is a five-star DVD for the 90-minute PBS history alone--OR for the 90 minutes worth of extras, such as the Iridium set. Add the two together, factor in the bargain price, and this disc is nothing less than 180 minutes of indispensable, must viewing. The audio fidelity and production values are first rate, whether the music is vintage Lester or his more recent musical activities which, for the most part, have gone unrecorded for the past 30 years. The extras include "honest" musical exchanges with Keith Richards and a rare opportunity to see and hear a latter-day Kay Starr, no worse for wear than Les, singing "Exactly Like You." Then there's Merle Haggard and Les doing "Pennies from Heaven," both of them practically honoring the tune's simple melody. And a delightful duet on "Avalon" with Chet Atkins circa 1990 (The secret's out. The supposedly "intuitive" musician Les knows keys! Rather than holding down one finger to signal one flat, he mouths "F" to the piano player for his solo turn).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wizard of Sound, Gentleman of Music
I saw this on PBS many years ago and had to have a copy. It's THE guide if you want to know who Les Paul was and what he is most famous for. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Texas Fireant
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DOCUMENTARY
This is a very well done retrospective with the worlds greatest guitar player and inventor. He is gone now but to hear his voice and watch him play should be an inspiration to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Eugene L. Debortole
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD! Highly recommended.
Great DVD! Les was not only a great inventor but a great guitarist as well. Without him, there would be no rock in the roll.
Published 2 months ago by Benwahballs
5.0 out of 5 stars Capture Music History
Excellent documentary on some vital music history. Les Paul was an amazing person and added so much to the musical world and of course, sound recording. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Susan Thiem
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Les!!
The consumate documentary on Les Paul with a lot of goodies added. Without Les we may not be listening to music as it is today. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sickman of Asia
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 90 minutes you'll ever spend looking at a TV screen
If the Les Paul story does not awe you, you are not human. A guitar talent without peer, and a garage inventor with an Edison-like genius. Read more
Published 17 months ago by D. Limbach
4.0 out of 5 stars Before his time!
Now I have to say that this film is NOT a biography about Les Paul. But it does give you a brief insight to his humble beginnings from a small town to his working relationship to... Read more
Published 23 months ago by NC
5.0 out of 5 stars good
It was all I wanted and more. Les Paul is the best .Watching this is an experience . He was a big part of our musical History.
Published on February 19, 2012 by Old Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed!
Whether a musician or not, this documentary on the life and work of Les Paul is one of the finest musical biographies I have seen. Read more
Published on October 14, 2011 by P. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars A Legend
This dvd of legendary les paul is an awesome to the extreme film. It'll take you way back in the days of les paul and the trio, mary ford, gene autry, bing crosby and other legends... Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by Abztrakt
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