LES PAUL

Exotica / Swing / RnB / Pop/Art Song/Folk • United States
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Les Paul had such a staggeringly huge influence over the way American popular music sounds today that many tend to overlook his significant impact upon the jazz world. Before his attention was diverted toward recording multi-layered hits for the pop market, he made his name as a brilliant jazz guitarist whose exposure on coast-to-coast radio programs guaranteed a wide audience of susceptible young musicians. Heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt at first, Paul eventually developed an astonishingly fluid, hard-swinging style of his own, one that featured extremely rapid runs, fluttered and repeated single notes, and chunking rhythm support, mixing in country & western licks and humorous crowd-pleasing effects. No doubt his brassy style gave critics a bad time, but the gregarious, garrulous Paul didn't much care; he was bent on showing his audiences a good time. Though he couldn't read music, Paul had a magnificent ear and innate sense of structure, conceiving read more...
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LES PAUL Hawaiian Paradise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hawaiian Paradise
Exotica 1949
LES PAUL The Hit Makers! (with Mary Ford) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hit Makers! (with Mary Ford)
Exotica 1953
LES PAUL The New Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Sound
Exotica 1955
LES PAUL Bye Bye Blues! (with Mary Ford) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bye Bye Blues! (with Mary Ford)
Exotica 1956
LES PAUL Les Paul and Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul and Trio
Exotica 1957
LES PAUL Les Paul & Mary Ford ‎: Lovers' Luau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul & Mary Ford ‎: Lovers' Luau
Exotica 1959
LES PAUL Les Paul & Trio and The Windjammers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul & Trio and The Windjammers
Exotica 1963
LES PAUL Now! (aka The Genius Of Les Paul - Multi-Trackin') album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now! (aka The Genius Of Les Paul - Multi-Trackin')
Exotica 1968
LES PAUL Guitar Artistry of Les Paul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar Artistry of Les Paul
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
LES PAUL Chet Atkins & Les Paul ‎: Chester & Lester album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Atkins & Les Paul ‎: Chester & Lester
Exotica 1976
LES PAUL Guitar Monsters (with Chet Atkins) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar Monsters (with Chet Atkins)
Exotica 1978
LES PAUL Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played
RnB 2005
LES PAUL Les Paul and Friends: Tribute to a Legend album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul and Friends: Tribute to a Legend
RnB 2008

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LES PAUL Les Paul & Mary Ford Shows : May & June 1950 (Live) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul & Mary Ford Shows : May & June 1950 (Live)
Exotica 1999
LES PAUL V-Disc Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V-Disc Recordings
Swing 1999
LES PAUL California Melodies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
California Melodies
Swing 2003
LES PAUL Les Paul Trio: The Legendary Fred Waring Broadcasts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul Trio: The Legendary Fred Waring Broadcasts
Swing 2004

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LES PAUL Les Paul & Mary Ford : The Very Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul & Mary Ford : The Very Best Of
Exotica 1974
LES PAUL World Is Still Waiting For The Sunrise (with Mary Ford) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
World Is Still Waiting For The Sunrise (with Mary Ford)
Exotica 1974
LES PAUL Les Paul's Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul's Greatest Hits
Swing 1976
LES PAUL The Legend and the Legacy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legend and the Legacy
Exotica 1991
LES PAUL The Complete Decca Trios - Plus (1936-47) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Decca Trios - Plus (1936-47)
Swing 1997
LES PAUL Les Paul Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Paul Trio
Exotica 1999
LES PAUL Guitar Legends: Les Paul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar Legends: Les Paul
Exotica 2000
LES PAUL The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)
Exotica 2001
LES PAUL The Best Of The Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition (with Mary Ford) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of The Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition (with Mary Ford)
Exotica 2005
LES PAUL Crazy Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crazy Rhythm
Swing 2005

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Chasing Sound!
Exotica 2007

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