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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.
This is a superb documentary for all lovers of Les Paul and Mary Ford music, for all historians of popular music in the 20thc and for all players and lovers of the guitar. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard B. Schwartz
I bought this DVD thinking it would be about the guitarist and the guitar named after him. While this DVD did do just that, I was disappointed that more time wasn't devoted to the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by MetalAl
As a guitarist of 55 years this DVD is the best I have seen. Wish it were longer and explained various segments better, but, for 90 minutes I was enthralled by the genius of Les... Read morePublished 11 months ago by bendeschaad
This was a gift for my dad on his 80th birthday. He is a huge music buff, having played in a band in his youth. He loved it!Published 11 months ago by K. Bryant
A rich resource. An artful composition. Phenomenal music. A history. A background to our work.Published 11 months ago by Ralph Cook
I was put off by the first 25 minutes or so--teasing us with the only snippets of Les Paul playing, people talking ABOUT Paul, excessive 'Food Channel' shots of food &... Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. P. Jestic