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Les Paul & Mary Ford A Class Act (CD)

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Les Paul & Mary Ford: A Class Act (CD)

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Article properties: Les Paul & Mary Ford: A Class Act (CD)

  • Interpret: Les Paul & Mary Ford

  • Album titlle: A Class Act (CD)

  • Label Sony Music

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 1997
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0079892842920

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Paul, Les & Mary Ford - A Class Act (CD) CD 1
01 Am I Blue Les Paul & Mary Ford
02 A Cottage For Sale Les Paul & Mary Ford
03 Worried Mind Les Paul & Mary Ford
04 After You've Gone - Mary Ford L Les Paul & Mary Ford
05 Come Back To Me Les Paul & Mary Ford
06 Columbus Stockade Blues Les Paul & Mary Ford
07 Ham 'n Grits Les Paul & Mary Ford
08 'deed I Do Les Paul & Mary Ford
09 Trouble In Mind Les Paul & Mary Ford
10 It's Been A Long, Long Time Les Paul & Mary Ford
Les Paul and Mary Ford Born on Jan. 9, 1916, in Waykesha, Wisconsin, as Lester Polfuss, Paul... more
"Les Paul & Mary Ford"

Les Paul and Mary Ford

Born on Jan. 9, 1916, in Waykesha, Wisconsin, as Lester Polfuss, Paul started out playing guitar in hillbilly bands and then moved on to jazz combos, first with the Les Paul Trio in the late Thirties, before be-coming the guitarist with first Fred Waring and later Bing Crosby. He had always been interested in electronics and in 1941, while in hospital after a car crash, he had the idea of making a solid body electric guitar — the log' — which he eventually sold to Gibson as the 'Les Paul Guitar'. It was finally issued by the company, complete with its famous sustaining pick-ups, in 1952.

In the late Forties, he met Mary Ford — born on July 7, 1928, as Colleen Summer, in Pasadena, California — and they began performing and recording as a duo, unsuccessfully, for Decca and Columbia. After their marriage, they moved to Capitol and almost immediately had a series of million-sellers — Nockin' Bird Hill', 'How High The Moon' and The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise', records which are remembered more for their originality.

Mary Ford's voice complementing Les Paul's 'talking guitar' — than anything else. Their hits ceased in 1961, but by then Les Paul, who had built the first eight-track recorder in 1954, was far more interested in experimenting with guitars than playing them. Since his divorce from Mary Ford in 1963, he has devoted himself to 'reinventing the guitar'.

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