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Chet Atkins - A Life in Music
Chet Atkins - A Life in Music
Actors: Chet Atkins, George Benson, Amy Grant, Waylon Jennings, Les Paul
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2001     0hr 44min

Chet Atkins is a true American music icon. He is the most recorded instrumentalist in history and has been awarded 13 Grammys. From humble beginnings in the hills of Tennessee and through the ups and downs of a career that...  more »


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Actors: Chet Atkins, George Benson, Amy Grant, Waylon Jennings, Les Paul
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Country, Pop, Nelson, Willie, Biography
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/03/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

No music just interviews
Wayne Barnes | New Zealand | 07/31/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this to hear Chet Akins, who recently passed away, play some of his great guitar music. As interview after interview went on I kept thinking that at any moment they would show him at a concert or at a studio playing his guitar. Well whenever he did start to play they overlayed more interviews about how great Chet was. Well he was great I just wanted to hear him prove it once again. A real disappointment."
Great video...kind of short though
dr_willard | Buffalo, WV United States | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video is a really good one and is professionally done. The only problem I had with it was it's shortness and the fact that it didn't show him play very much.Basically, it is a bunch of interviews with Chet and those around him, including a jog through his childhood. If you want to know more about the man, I would recommend it. If you are looking for videos of his playing, look elsewhere."
Not pure joy
Dr. M. Villanueva | Albuquerque, NM USA | 02/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is a documentary, this is not a performance DVD. I am pretty disappointed. If you like recording PBS documentaries, then buy this DVD, it has that special salutory educational theme. If you really want to see Chet play..... well, buy a CD and use your imagination instead."
We felt cheated
helen matson | charlotte, n.c. visiting from atlantic mine,mich. | 02/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"my husband and i have followed chet atkins music for years. we
started with many of his records, then cassette tapes and now
decided to add his wonderful music in cd form.
what a total shock to find as we were playing "chet atkins
a life in music" that it wasn't all music.
we didn't need so many people telling us he was great. we
felt we had been cheated. we also paid $18. for the cd and
nothing to show for it.
helen matson"