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Les Paul

Background information
Birth name Lester William Polsfuss
Born June 9, 1915 (1915-06-09) (age 93)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Jazz, Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Inventor
Instrument(s) Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica
Years active 1928 – Present
Website www.lespaulonline.com
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson Les Paul

Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915) is an American jazz guitarist and inventor. He is a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible."[1] His many recording innovations include overdubbing, delay effects such as "sound on sound" and tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording. In 2003, he was named the 46th best guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone although many seasoned rock artists feel he should have been rated much higher because of his longevity and guitar achievements and innovations.-1... Image File history File links Les Paul This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha CountyGR6, Wisconsin, United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... -1... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The term jazz guitar refers to several aspects of the guitar as it is used in jazz and jazz fusion music. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... Two different electric guitars. ... Overdubbing is a technique used by recording studios to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously taped musical recording. ... Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time[1]. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating... Tape delay, also often referred to as analog delay, is an audio effect whereby an echo can be introduced to an audio signal by mixing it with a delayed version of itself. ... This article is about the audio effect. ... The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... This article is about the magazine. ...

Contents

Biography

He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin to George and Evelyn Polfuss.[2] His birth name was first simplified by his mother to Polfuss before he took his stage name of Les Paul. He also used the nickname Red Hot Red. Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha CountyGR6, Wisconsin, United States. ... For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ...


Paul first became interested in music at the age of eight, when he began playing the harmonica. After an attempt at learning to play the banjo, he began to play the guitar. But before he played guitar he played piano. By 13, Paul was performing semi-professionally as a country-music guitarist. At the age of 17, Paul played with Rube Tronson's Cowboys. Soon after, he dropped out of high school to join Wolverton's Radio Band in St. Louis, Missouri on KMOX. But his fame almost came to an end when he was hurt in a near-fatal car accident. After the crash, doctors told Paul that they'd have to set his arm such that he would not be able to bend it again. He had them position his arm at a ninety degree angle so he could still play guitar. A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... St. ... General Information KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting in St. ...


In the 1930s, Paul worked in Chicago in radio, where he performed jazz music. Paul's first two records were released in 1936. One was credited to Rhubarb Red, Paul's hillbilly alter ego, and the other was as an accompanist for blues artist Georgia White. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Georgia White (March 9, 1903 - c. ...


Electric guitar innovations

Paul was dissatisfied with the electric guitars that were sold in the mid 1930s and began experimenting with a few designs of his own. Famously, he created "The Log," which was nothing more than a length of common 4' by 4' fence post with bridge, guitar neck, and pickup attached. For the sake of appearance, he attached the body of an Epiphone hollow-body guitar, sawn lengthwise with The Log in the middle. This solved his two main problems: feedback, as the acoustic body no longer resonated with the amplified sound, and sustain, as the energy of the strings was not dissipated in generating sound through the guitar body. A Violin Bridge blank and finished bridge A bridge is a device for supporting the strings on a stringed instrument and transmitting the vibration of those strings to some other structural component of the instrument in order to transfer the sound to the surrounding air balls. ... The neck is the part of certain string instruments that projects from the main body and is the base of the fingerboard, where the fingers are placed to stop the strings at different pitches. ... Three magnetic pickups on an electric guitar. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... Audio feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist, Søren Larsen, who first discovered its principles) is a special kind of feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example... For the military space program, see SUSTAIN (military). ...


The Les Paul Trio

In 1938, Paul moved to New York and landed a featured spot with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians radio show. Paul moved to Hollywood in 1943, where he formed a new trio. As a last-minute replacement for Oscar Moore, Paul played with Nat King Cole and other artists in the inaugural Jazz at the Philharmonic concert in Los Angeles on July 2, 1944. Also that year, Paul's trio appeared on Bing Crosby's radio show. Crosby went on to sponsor Paul's recording experiments. The two also recorded together several times, including a 1945 number one hit, "It's Been A Long, Long Time." In addition to backing Crosby and artists like The Andrews Sisters, Paul's trio also recorded a few albums of their own on the Decca label in the late 1940s. This article is about the state. ... ... See also: 1942 in music, other events of 1943, 1944 in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 1, 1943 - Frank Sinatra appears at The Paramount causing a mob scene of hysterical bobby-soxers to flood Times Square and blocking midtown New York City traffic for hours... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) was the title of a series of concerts and recordings produced by Norman Granz. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Its Been A Long, Long Time is a popular song. ... The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection From left to right: Maxene, Patty, and LaVerne. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


Les Paul and "the Les Paul"

In 1941, Paul designed and built one of the first solid-body electric guitars (though Leo Fender also independently created his own solid-body electric guitar around the same time, and Adolph Rickenbacher had marketed a solid-body guitar in the 30s). This prototype guitar is known as "The Log" because the solid core is a pine block whose width and depth are a little more than the width of the fretboard.[3] Gibson Guitar Corporation designed a guitar incorporating Paul's suggestions in the early fifties, and presented it to him to try. He was impressed enough to sign a contract for what became the "Les Paul" model (originally only in a "gold top" version), and agreed never to be seen playing in public, or be photographed with, anything other than a Gibson guitar. That persisted until 1961, when Gibson changed the design without Paul's knowledge. He said he first saw the "new" Gibson Les Paul in a music store window, and disliked it. Though his contract required him to pose with the guitar, he said it was not "his" instrument, and asked Gibson to remove his name from the headstock. Gibson renamed the guitar the "SG", and it also became one of the company's best sellers. It has been said that Les had ended his endorsement contract with Gibson because he was going through a divorce, and didn't want his wife to get all of his endorsement money. Later, Paul resumed his relationship with Gibson, and endorses the instrument even today (though his personal Gibson Les Pauls are much modified by him — Paul always uses his own self-wound pickups on his guitars). To this day, the Gibson Les Paul guitar is used all over the world, by both novice and professional guitarists. Also designed was the Epiphone Les Paul, with the same outer look, and much cheaper. Two different electric guitars. ... Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 - March 21, 1991), also known as Leo Fender, was an American luthier who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, now known as Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and later founded G&L Musical Products (G&L Guitars). ... Adolph Rickenbacker (1886-1976) was the founder of the Rickenbacker guitar company. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... -1...


Multitrack recording innovations

In 1947, Capitol Records released a recording that had begun as an experiment in Paul's garage, entitled "Lover (When You're Near Me)", which featured Paul playing eight different parts on electric guitar, some of them recorded at half-speed, hence "double-fast" when played back at normal speed for the master. ("Brazil", similarly recorded, was the B-side.) This was the first time that multi-tracking had been used in a recording. These recordings were made not with magnetic tape, but with wax disks. Paul would record a track onto a disk, then record himself playing another part with the first. He built the multi-track recording with overlaid tracks, rather than parallel ones as he did later. There is no record of how few "takes" were needed before he was satisfied with one layer and moved onto the next. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Lover is a popular song written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


Paul even built his own wax-cutter assembly, based on auto parts. He favored the flywheel from a Cadillac for its weight and flatness. Even in these early days, he used the wax disk setup to record parts at different speeds and with delay, resulting in his signature sound with echoes and birdsong-like guitar riffs. When he later began using magnetic tape, the major change was that he could take his recording rig on tour with him, even making episodes for his 15-minute radio show in his hotel room. Spoked flywheel Flywheel from stationary engine. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ...


In January 1948, Paul was injured in a near-fatal automobile accident in Oklahoma, which shattered his right arm and elbow. Doctors told Paul that there was no way for them to rebuild his elbow in a way that would let him regain movement, and that his arm would remain in whatever position they placed it in permanently. Paul then instructed the surgeons to set his arm at an angle that would allow him to cradle and pick the guitar. It took him a year and a half to recover. For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ...


Top 40 with Mary Ford

In the early 1950s, Paul made a number of revolutionary recordings with his wife, Mary Ford, who sang. These records were unique for their heavy use of overdubbing, which he did by recording to disc and bouncing from one disc to the other. The couple's hits included "How High the Moon", "Bye Bye Blues", "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise", and "Vaya Con Dios". These songs featured Mary harmonizing with herself, giving the vocals a very novel sound. Mary Ford (aka Colleen Hatfield) (July 7, 1924, Pasadena, California, – September 30, 1977, Arcadia, California), vocalist and guitarist, was one-half of the famed husband-wife musical duo, Les Paul and Mary Ford. ... How High the Moon is a jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis. ... Bye Bye Blues is a popular and jazz standard written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray in 1925[1] (and 1925[2]). It has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known recording is one made in 1952 by Les Paul and Mary Ford. ... The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise is a popular ballad with lyrics by Gene Lockhart and music (Toronto 1918) by the concert pianist Ernest Seitz, who had conceived the refrain when he was 12. ... Vaya Con Dios is a popular song. ... Close harmony is an arrangement of the notes of chords within a narrow range, typically one octave. ...


After WWII, Jack Mullin brought the German Magnetophon (tape recorder) back to the USA in pieces, reassembled and first presented it to Bing Crosby, who used it for his radio program in the late 1940's. The Ampex company, with Crosby's backing, created the Ampex Model 200, the world's first commercially-produced reel-to-reel audio tape recorder. Bing Crosby gave Les Paul what was only the second Model 200 to be produced and Les immediately saw its potential both for special effects, like echo and flanging, and its suitability for multitrack recording, for which he is considered the father. Using this machine, Paul developed his tape multitrack system by adding an additional recording head and extra circuitry, allowing multiple tracks to be recorded separately and asynchronously on the same tape. Paul's invention was quickly developed by Ampex into commercially-produced two-track and three-track recorders, and these machines were the backbone of the professional recording studio, radio and TV industry in the 1950s and early 1960s. German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... John T. Jack Mullin (1913–1999) was an American pioneer in the field of electronic audio and video recording using magnetic tape. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Ampex is based in Redwood City, California. ... Ampex is based in Redwood City, California. ... A Sony TC-630 reel-to-reel recorder, once a common household object. ... Flanging is a time-based audio effect that occurs when two identical signals are mixed together, but with one signal time-delayed by a small and gradually changing amount, usually smaller than 20 ms (milliseconds). ... The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ...


In 1954, Paul continued to develop this technology by commissioning Ampex to build the first eight track tape recorder, at his expense. The machine took three years to get working properly, and Paul says that by the time it was functional his music was out of favor and so he never had a hit record using it. His design, later known as "Sel-Sync," (Selective Synchronization) in which a specially-modified recording head could either record a new track or play back a previously-recorded one, was the core technology for multi-track recording for the next thirty years. The 8-track cartridge is a now-obsolete audio storage magnetic tape cartridge technology, popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder. ...


Like Crosby, Paul and Ford also used the now-ubiquitous recording technique known as close miking, where the microphone is less than six inches from the singer's mouth. This produces a more intimate, less reverberant sound than is heard when a singer is a foot or more from the microphone. It emphasizes low-frequency sounds in the voice due to the microphone's proximity effect and can give a more relaxed feel because the performer isn't working so hard. The result is a singing style which diverged strongly from un-amplified theater-style singing, as might be heard in musical comedies of the 1930s and 40s. There exist a number of well-developed microphone techniques used for miking musical, film, or voice sources. ... The proximity effect in audio refers to a change in the frequency response of a directional microphone as the sound source is brought in close proximity to the microphone. ...


Radio program

Paul had hosted a 15-minute radio program, The Les Paul Show, on NBC in 1950, featuring his trio (himself, Ford, and rhythm player Eddie Stapleton) and his electronics, recorded from their home and with gentle humour between Paul and Ford bridging musical selections, some of which had already been successful on records, some of which anticipated the couple's recordings, and many of which presented dazzling re-interpretations of such jazz and pop selections as "In the Mood," "Little Rock Getaway," "Brazil," and "Tiger Rag." Several recordings of these shows survive among old-time radio collectors today. This article is about the television network. ... In the Mood, a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller, was one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. ... This article is about the tune. ... Before television, radio was the dominant home entertainment medium. ...


During his radio shows, Paul introduced the legendary "Les Paulverizer" device, which multiplies anything fed into it, like a guitar sound or a voice. This even became the subject of comedy, with Ford multiplying herself and her vacuum cleaner with it so she could finish the housework faster. Later Paul made the myth real for his stage show, using hidden equipment which over the years has become smaller and more visible. Currently he uses a small box attached to his guitar; it is not known how much of the device remains off-stage. He typically lays down one track after another on stage, in-sync, and then plays over the repeating forms he has recorded. With newer digital sound technology, such an effect is available commercially. To this day, no one knows exactly how the Les Paulverizer works.


In the late 1960s, Paul went into semi-retirement, although he did return to the studio occasionally. He and Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers) had divorced in December 1964, as she could no longer tolerate the itinerant lifestyle their act required of them. Paul's most recognisable recordings from then through the mid-1970s were an album for London Records, Les Paul Now (1967), on which he updated some of his earlier hits; and, backed by some of Nashville's celebrated studio musicians, a meld of jazz and country improvisation with fellow guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins, Chester and Lester (1977), for RCA Victor. London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musician. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...


In 1978, Les Paul and Mary Ford were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. He received a Grammy Trustees Award for his lifetime achievements in 1983. In 1988, Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Jeff Beck, who said, "I've copied more licks from Les Paul than I'd like to admit." Les Paul was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2005 for his development of the solid-body electric guitar. In 2006, Paul was inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was named an honorary member of the Audio Engineering Society.[4] Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Exterior of the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum, 2005 The National Inventors Hall of Fame is an organization that honors important inventors from the whole world. ... Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, manufacturers and other organisations and individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. ...


By the late 1980s, Paul had returned to active weekly live performances in New York City. In 2006, at the age of 90, Les Paul won two Grammys at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards for his album Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played. He also performs weekly, accompanied on piano by John Colianni, at the Iridium Jazz Club, on Broadway in New York City, despite the arthritis that has stilled all but two of the fingers on his left hand. John Colianni (born 1962, Paterson, New Jersey) is an American Jazz pianist, solist, band leader, recording artist and accompianist. ... The Iridium Jazz Club is a jazz club located on Broadway in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


A biographical, feature length documentary, titled Chasing Sound: Les Paul at 90, made its world premiere on May 9, 2007 at the Downer Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paul appeared at the event and spoke briefly to the enthusiastic crowd. The film is being distributed by Koch Entertainment and was broadcast on PBS on July 11, 2007 as part of its American Masters series.[5][6] is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Koch Entertainment LP is a North American entertainment company with offices in New York, Nashville and Toronto. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on what it considers are the best artists, actors and writers of the United States. ...


Museum Exhibit

In April 2008, Paul reached an agreement with Discovery World in Milwaukee for an exhibit showcasing his legacy. The exhibit will feature items from his personal collection. [7] In June 2008, Paul will play a concert in Milwaukee to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. [8]


Family

Paul is the godfather of rock guitarist Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band, to whom Paul gave his first guitar lesson [9]. Paul resides in New York City. Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. ... The Steve Miller Band (1967-present) is a Blues & Classic Rock band, led by rock singer, Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. ...


Discography

Hit singles

  • "Rumors Are Flying" - Andrews Sisters & Les Paul (1946)
  • "Lover (When You're Near Me)" (1948)
  • "Brazil" (1948)
  • "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (1948)
  • "Nola" (1950)
  • "Goofus" (1950)
  • "Little Rock 69 Getaway" (1950/1951)
  • "Tennessee Waltz" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1950/1951)
  • "Mockingbird Hill" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
  • "How High The Moon" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
  • "I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
  • "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
  • "Just One More Chance" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
  • "Jazz Me Blues" (1951)
  • "Josephine" (1951)
  • "Whispering" (1951)
  • "Jingle Bells" (1951/1952)
  • "Tiger Rag" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "Carioca" (1952)
  • "In the Good Old Summertime" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "Smoke Rings" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "Meet Mister Callaghan" (1952)
  • "Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "Lady of Spain" (1952)
  • "My Baby's Coming Home" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1952)
  • "Bye Bye Blues" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
  • "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
  • "Sleep" (Fred Waring's theme song) (1953)
  • "Vaya Con Dios" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
  • "Johnny (Is The Boy For Me)" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
  • "Don'cha Hear Them Bells" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
  • "The Kangaroo" (1953)
  • "I Really Don't Want To Know - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1954)
  • "I'm A Fool To Care - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1954)
  • "Whither Thou Goest - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1954)
  • "Mandolino - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1954)
  • "Hummingbird" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1955)
  • "Amukiriki (The Lord Willing)" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1955)
  • "Magic Melody" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1955)
  • "Texas Lady" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1956)
  • "Moritat" (Theme from "Three Penny Opera") (1956)
  • "Nuevo Laredo" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1956)
  • "Cinco Robles (Five Oaks)" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1957)
  • "Put A Ring On My Finger" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1958)
  • "Jura (I Swear I Love You)" - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1961)

Lover is a popular song written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart. ... What is This Thing Called Love? is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. ... The Tennessee Waltz is a song, belonging to both the country music and popular genres, written by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King in 1947, popularized by Patti Page and by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1950. ... How High the Moon is a jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis. ... The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise is a popular ballad with lyrics by Gene Lockhart and music (Toronto 1918) by the concert pianist Ernest Seitz, who had conceived the refrain when he was 12. ... Jingle Bells, originally One Horse Open Sleigh, is one of the best known and commonly sung, secular Christmas songs in the world. ... This article is about the tune. ... In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. ... Lady Of Spain is a popular song, written in 1931 by Robert Hargreaves, Tolchard Evans, Stanley J. Damerell, and Henry J. Tilsley. ... Bye Bye Blues is a popular and jazz standard written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray in 1925[1] (and 1925[2]). It has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known recording is one made in 1952 by Les Paul and Mary Ford. ... Im Sitting On Top Of The World was a #1 hit in 1926 by Al Jolson. ... Vaya Con Dios is a popular song. ...

Albums

  • Feedback (1944) - compilation
  • Les Paul Trio (1946) - compilation
  • Hawaiian Paradise (1949)
  • The Hit Makers! (1950)
  • The New Sound (1950)
  • Les Paul's New Sound, Volume 2 (1951)
  • Bye Bye Blues! (1952)
  • Gallopin' Guitars (1952) - compilation
  • Les and Mary (1955)
  • Time to Dream (1957)
  • Lover's Luau (1959)
  • The Hits of Les and Mary (1960) - compilation
  • Bouquet of Roses (1962)
  • Warm and Wonderful (1962)
  • Swingin' South (1963)
  • Fabulous Les Paul and Mary Ford (1965)
  • Les Paul Now! (1968)
  • Guitar Tapestry
  • Lover
  • The Guitar Artistry of Les Paul (1971)
  • The World is Still Waiting for the Sunrise (1974) - compilation
  • The Best of Les Paul with Mary Ford (1974) - compilation
  • Chester and Lester (1976) - with Chet Atkins
  • Guitar Monsters (1977) - with Chet Atkins
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford (1978) - compilation
  • Multi Trackin' (1979)
  • All-Time Greatest Hits (1983) - compilation
  • The Very Best of Les Paul with Mary Ford (1983) - compilation
  • Tiger Rag (1984) - compilation
  • Famille Nombreuse (1992) - compilation
  • The World Is Waiting (1992) - compilation
  • The Best of the Capitol Masters: Selections From "The Legend and the Legacy" Box Set (1992) - compilation
  • All-Time Greatest Hits (1992) - compilation
  • Their All-Time Greatest Hits (1995) - compilation
  • Les Paul: The Legend and the Legacy (1996; a four-CD box set chronicling his years with Capitol Records)
  • 16 Most Requested Songs (1996) - compilation
  • The Complete Decca Trios -- Plus (1936-1947) (1997) - compilation
  • California Melodies (2003)
  • Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played (2005)

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References

  1. ^ Voices from the Smithsonian Associates. Les Paul, Musician and Inventor
  2. ^ American Masters (2007 Season) - "Les Paul: Chasing Sound" - thirteen WNET New York
  3. ^ Image of "The Log"
  4. ^ List of Awardees of the AES
  5. ^ Les Paul: Chasing Sound
  6. ^ American Masters - Les Paul
  7. ^ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Discovery World lands Les Paul exhibit
  8. ^ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Paul to perform at Pabst Theater
  9. ^ Steve Miller at Allmusic

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