+ Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention. His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records. Among his many honors, Paul is one of a handful of artists with a permanent, stand-alone exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is prominently named by the music museum on its website as an "architect" and a "key inductee" along with Sam Phillips and Alan Freed.-WikiPedia
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 19 old time radio episodes:
+ An audition program. The first tune is, "Nola." Very listenable multi-track recordings. Les does t...
+ The first tune is, "Nola." The first show of the series.
+ The first tune is, "Brazil."
|05.19.1950||hip billy boogie||
+ The first tune is, "Hill-Billy Boogie."
|05.26.1950||little rock getaway||
+ Les and Mary play "Little Rock Getaway," "Till I Hold You Again," "Putting On The Style," "What ...
+ Les and Mary play "Nola," "Blues, Stay Away From Me," "Why Don't You Love Me One More Time," "Te...
+ Les and Mary play "Guira Boogie," "Besame Mucho," "Turn Your Radio On," "Jealousy." Eddie Staple...
+ Les and Mary play "Stumbling," "Look Down That Lonesome Road," "Rustic Dance," "Looking For The ...
+ The first tune is "Dark Eyes." The show features a delightful version of, "The World Is Waiting ...
+ The first tune is, "Tiger Rag." Les and Mary play a complete version of their theme song, "Dry M...
|07.11.1950||sweet georgia brown||
+ The first tune is, "Sweet Georgia Brown."
+ The first tune is, "Sweet Sue."
|08.04.1950||little rock getaway||
+ The first tune is, "Little Rock Getaway." Les plays a fascinating tune called, "What Is This Thi...
|08.11.1950||in the mood||
+ The first tune is, "In The Mood;" a great arrangement played on the, "
|09.01.1950||three little words||
+ The first tune is, "Three Little Words" on the "Les Pulverizer."
+ The first tune is, "Shine."
+ The first tune is, "Nola," played on Les' gas powered guitar through the "Les Pulverizer." A sur...
|10.20.1950||steel guitar rag||
+ The first tune is, "Steel Guitar Rag." The system cue has been deleted.
|11.16.1950||puttin on the rag||
+ The first tune is, "Dark Eyes." The system cue has been deleted.