#TwoForTuesday Extra: Les Paul

We’ve been doing acts from the British Invasion here, I know, but I’m going to do an extra one today: Les Paul, for two reasons:

  1. It would be his 100th birthday today, and
  2. His contributions to popular music, including the Gibson guitar that bears his name, the echo, and multitrack recording, added more to the British sound than anything.

So, here are a couple by Les, who was as great a guitarist as he was an inventor. First is “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise,” with wife Mary Ford, on one of their five-minute TV shows in the 1950’s. The second is a live performance of “How High The Moon,” in which Les demonstrates “the Paulverizer,” a device that allowed him to do multitracking live.

Les, Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the music and all you did for it.

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Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

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