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Webb Pierce and Chet Atkins - Country Music Classics [DVD] 
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(1998/SHAN) NTSC, Code 0, Dolby Stereo, Color, 60 minutes, 27 tracks; Webb Pierce and Chet Atkins are two of the all-time great figures in country music history. These legendary artists are captured here at the very peak of their powers, in the early days of their careers when one hit song followed another. The high quality 35mm color film used to compile this video was shot from 1954 through 1956.
I'm Walkin' The Dog - PIERCE, Webb
More And More - PIERCE, Webb
I'm Gonna Quit - PIERCE, Webb
Pickin' The Blues - ATKINS, Chet
Slowly - PIERCE, Webb
Georgia Camp Meeting - ATKINS, Chet
I'm Really Glad - PIERCE, Webb
Arkansas Traveller - ATKINS, Chet
Why I Want To Cry - PIERCE, Webb
Humoresque - ATKINS, Chet
I Don't Care - PIERCE, Webb
Wildwood Flower - ATKINS, Chet
Love Love Love - PIERCE, Webb
Each Day - PIERCE, Webb
Frankie And Johnny - ATKINS, Chet
I'm Gonna See My Baby Tonight - PIERCE, Webb
I'm Gonna Fall Out Of Love - PIERCE, Webb
Dark Eyes - ATKINS, Chet
That Heart Belongs To Me - PIERCE, Webb
He's In The Jailhouse Now (&Wilburn/R.Sovine) - PIERCE, Webb
Tennessee Polka - ATKINS, Chet
It's Been So Long - PIERCE, Webb
You're Not Mine Anymore - PIERCE, Webb
Mr. Sandman - ATKINS, Chet
New Silver Bells - PIERCE, Webb
There Stands The Glass - PIERCE, Webb
Why Baby Why (& Carl Smith & Marty Robbins) - PIERCE, Webb
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I'd heard Chet Atkins many times over the years, but had never heard or watched Webb Pierce, before watching this dvd. Chet Atkins guitar playing is great to watch and listen to..what an exceptional talent! I had to get used to Webb Pierce's high pitched voice, but now I enjoy listening to his songs and looking at those great colorful outfits that he wore (and most other country performers at that time). Sure, the original production is a little corny, but that all adds to its charm.
The picture and sound quality on this disk is fine, considering the age of the source material. There are no extras except for chapter stops for each song. I think this dvd is a real "gem" in my collection and wish they would come out with more Country Music Classics on dvd.
Webb Pierce's double aught twang was a bit much for a lot of people, especially "countrypolitan" record producers like Chet Atkins. Even for a fan like me, Webb's singing is put in a bizarre perspective when sandwiched between the guitar virtuousity of Chet Atkins. Fans of Chet Atkins who have never heard or seen Webb Pierce will be in for a huge shock; Webb's gaudy suits are subtle and tasteful compared to his singing. These same fans will also be disappointed to find that Mr. Pierce takes up the bulk of performances on the DVD. Personally, I think that some performance by Bill Monroe and/or Kitty Wells would have been more compatible with Webb's um... "distinctive" style.
One other minor complaint. Pierce starts most of his songs "dry" - that is, he strums a chord on his gee-tar, starts singing and the band ultimately joins in. This lack of a guitar/steel intro only serves to compound the twanginess of Webb's voice. At least with Ernest Tubb, we get a patented introduction that lets us know what lies ahead.
On the plus side, there's some great songs here. Webb does "Walking The Dog" (the Webb Pierce song, not the Rufus Thomas R&B hit), "That Heart Belongs To Me", "Slowly", and the ultimate drinking song, "There Stands The Glass" (conspicuous in its absence is "Back Street Affair"). Furthermore, he is joined by Red Sovine and one of the Wilburn Brothers (Teddy?) on "In The Jailhouse Now" and Carl Smith (!) and Marty Robbins (!!) on "Why Baby Why". That alone is enough reason enough to purchase this DVD. Music lovers everywhere can also rejoice in the fact that Red Sovine and Webb Pierce DO NOT perform "Little Rosa" on this disc.
While Chet Atkins fans might be disappointed by only 9 Chet tunes (compared to 18 Webb Pierce tunes), it's a delight seeing him in such a downhome context. It doesn't hurt that there's plenty of closeups of Chet's fingers doing their thing on the fretboards of some really cool vintage Gretsch guitars.
If you are fan of both artists, you will without a doubt enjoy this DVD... although not particularly in one sitting.