Remembering Les Paul At 100
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The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100
NPR -  By JOEL ROSE • JUN 9, 2015
http://ksut.org/post/man-guitar-remembering-les-paul-100

Say the name “Les Paul” to anybody born after 1960, and they’ll probably think you’re talking about an electric guitar.
But the musician and inventor, who was born 100 years ago Tuesday, was also an accomplished jazz guitarist.
Paul was never happier than when playing for a live audience.

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Posted: 10 June 2015 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Fun story for you music fans

The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100
NPR -  By JOEL ROSE • JUN 9, 2015
http://ksut.org/post/man-guitar-remembering-les-paul-100

Say the name “Les Paul” to anybody born after 1960, and they’ll probably think you’re talking about an electric guitar.
But the musician and inventor, who was born 100 years ago Tuesday, was also an accomplished jazz guitarist.
Paul was never happier than when playing for a live audience.

I’m almost ashamed to say I do remember him—and his wife, Mary Ford. I used to see them on television in the 50s.

Did you know he badly injured his arm at the elbow and was told it would have to be fused and that he could choose it to be fused hanging straight down at his side or crooked in the guitar-playing position. Of course, he chose the guitar-playing position. I forget which one, probably his right arm.

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[color=red“Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.”
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Posted: 10 June 2015 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Fun story for you music fans

The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100
NPR -  By JOEL ROSE • JUN 9, 2015
http://ksut.org/post/man-guitar-remembering-les-paul-100

Say the name “Les Paul” to anybody born after 1960, and they’ll probably think you’re talking about an electric guitar.
But the musician and inventor, who was born 100 years ago Tuesday, was also an accomplished jazz guitarist.
Paul was never happier than when playing for a live audience.

I’m almost ashamed to say I do remember him—and his wife, Mary Ford. I used to see them on television in the 50s.
Lois

Well you’re in good company, mine.  The Les Paul and Mary Ford were some of my favorite 45’s, do you remember “Tiger Rag”?  Pity I lost them along with a lot of other 45’s in my old house, but I can still find them on You Tube. 

Another interesting fact, Les Paul pioneered over dubbing, where they would record one part and then re record another part with it, both instrumental and vocal.  So Mary was singing harmony with herself.  But for a live performance, to get a similar effect, she would have her sister sing the 2nd part from behind the curtain.

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Well you’re in good company, mine.  The Les Paul and Mary Ford were some of my favorite 45’s, do you remember “Tiger Rag”?  Pity I lost them along with a lot of other 45’s in my old house, but I can still find them on You Tube. 

Have no fear YouTube is here   cool smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVR18o2rq2o

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If I remember correctly the first pickups for an electric guitar by Les Paul, were crystals from a phonograph recording arm, that were taped inside the guitar body, with wires running to the amp.

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Fun story for you music fans

The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100
NPR -  By JOEL ROSE • JUN 9, 2015
http://ksut.org/post/man-guitar-remembering-les-paul-100

Say the name “Les Paul” to anybody born after 1960, and they’ll probably think you’re talking about an electric guitar.
But the musician and inventor, who was born 100 years ago Tuesday, was also an accomplished jazz guitarist.
Paul was never happier than when playing for a live audience.

I’m almost ashamed to say I do remember him—and his wife, Mary Ford. I used to see them on television in the 50s.
Lois

Well you’re in good company, mine.  The Les Paul and Mary Ford were some of my favorite 45’s, do you remember “Tiger Rag”?  Pity I lost them along with a lot of other 45’s in my old house, but I can still find them on You Tube. 

Another interesting fact, Les Paul pioneered over dubbing, where they would record one part and then re record another part with it, both instrumental and vocal.  So Mary was singing harmony with herself.  But for a live performance, to get a similar effect, she would have her sister sing the 2nd part from behind the curtain.


Interesting. i didn’t know that. i knew about the over dubbing and that it was something they pioneered. It was new technology at the time. Yes I remember Tiger Rag very well.

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LoisL - 10 June 2015 09:51 PM

Interesting. i didn’t know that. i knew about the over dubbing and that it was something they pioneered. It was new technology at the time. Yes I remember Tiger Rag very well.

Lois

I’m a bit younger and listening to it on you YouTube the light went on… “Oh, the Save the Tiger song”  LOL

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Posted: 11 June 2015 06:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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before it was the Save the Tiger song   tongue wink

Check out his 95th birthday party given by Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck - Rock n Roll Party Honoring Les Paul 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfeP3roN7A

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