Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul.......

Les Paul has passed on......."As an inventor, Paul helped bring about the rise of rock 'n' roll and multitrack recording, which enables artists to record different instruments at different times, sing harmony with themselves, and then carefully balance the "tracks" in the finished recording."

That's QUITE an invention. As someone who's had the extreme thrill of singing harmony to my own solo track, I couldn't let his death go unmentioned. I only did that about 3 times, but it was a thrill to have those earphones on and sing to ME, trust me. You who sing know, don't you. Sounds like he was also a very good guy. May he rest in peace.

10 comments:

Elmers Brother said...

I have an Epiphone Les Paul, looks just like the one on the Hard Rock Cafe ads.

He'll be deeply missed by this guitar player.

Elmers Brother said...

The Tennessee Waltz with Mary Ford is one of my favorites.

Elmers Brother said...

At 93 he was still playing.

beamish said...

My girlfriend has a Les Paul Epiphone Elite and a Tak Matsumoto LP custom. I imagine it's going to be loud around here tonight. Dusting off the Marshall amps and wah pedals.

Elmers Brother said...

I'm getting my Crate 120W amp out with the wah pedal and all the fixin's myself.

Always On Watch said...

IBA has a wonderful post about Les Paul. Enjoy!

beamish said...

Even though Eddie doesn't record with a Les Paul anymore, I'm playing old school Van Halen on my blog. Didn't know Les Paul died until after making my music post.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Les Paul and Mary Ford, it sure takes me back. He did transform music, didn't he?

RIP, Mr. Ford, you brought joyous sounds to millions.

Pris

shoprat said...

It was how Patty Page and Karen Carpenter did their best work.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I meant RIP Mr. Paul. Good grief, a senior moment perhaps? Yikes!

Pris