Friday, August 14, 2009

He started it all: Deceased Artiste Les Paul

There’s nothing I can add to the official obits for guitar legend and musical innovator Les Paul, except to point you in the direction of clips featuring his amazing early work with his then-wife Mary Ford. They were stiff as hell as actors on TV, but my god, what music. Let’s start out with one that starts out with Les going full-tilt, “Whispering”:

Overdub heaven: “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise”

One of their biggest hits, a tune that still has it all, “How High the Moon”:

A 78 of the mega-catchy “Tiger Rag”:

And a quiet one to end on, “Vaya Con Dios”:

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