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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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Very Best Of Les Paul & Mary Ford (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Very Best Of Les Paul & Mary Ford (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEMI57396

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(1997/EMI AUS) 30 tracks Capitol ! Essential Collection !
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Vaya Con Dios - How High The Moon (7inch, 45rpm)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Vaya Con Dios - How High The Moon (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45COL6080

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Lovers' Luau (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Lovers' Luau (CD) Art-Nr.: CD808621

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(Sony Music) 12 tracks
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How High The Moon - Vaya Con Dios (7inch, 45rpm)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: How High The Moon - Vaya Con Dios (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45STA6004

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Hits Of Les And Mary (LP, Japan)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Hits Of Les And Mary (LP, Japan) Art-Nr.: LPECS50119

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(EMI-Capitol Japan) 12 Tracks - 1951-1955 - Mono! Original recordings! With inlay!
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Summertime (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Summertime (CD) Art-Nr.: CD038353

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(Golden Options) 20 tracks
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Blowing The Smoke Away From A Trail Of Hits (CD)
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(Jasmin Records) 24 tracks
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Best Now - Les Paul & Mary Ford (CD, Japan)
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(EMI Capitol Japan) 20 Tracks - Extremely rare Japan CD!
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A Class Act (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: A Class Act (CD) Art-Nr.: CD842920

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All-Time Greatest Hits (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: All-Time Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CD726220

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(Capitol Records) 12 tracks
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Their Great Evergreens - 80 Original Hits & Rarities 1950-1956 (4-CD)
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(Membran) 80 tracks on 4 CDs plus booklet EN/DE
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The Best Of The Capitol Masters - 90th Birthday Edition (CD, EU Version)
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Warm & Wonderful - Swingin' South!! (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Warm & Wonderful - Swingin' South!! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL6807

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by Les Paul & Mary Ford - Warm & Wonderful - Swingin' South!! (CD)
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Lovers' Luau - Bouquet Of Roses (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Lovers' Luau - Bouquet Of Roses (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL6808

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The Columbia Singles Collection (CD)
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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by Les Paul & Mary Ford - The Columbia Singles Collection (CD)
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In Perfect Harmony (4-CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: In Perfect Harmony (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDPROP134

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(2007/PROPER) 108 tracks 1936-56 with 44 page booklet
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Guitar Wizard (2-CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Guitar Wizard (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDPV107

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​(2002/Proper) 50 Tracks Anthology!
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EP-Collection...plus
Les Paul & Mary Ford: EP-Collection...plus Art-Nr.: CDSEE724

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CD on SEE FOR MILES RECORDS by Les Paul & Mary Ford - EP-Collection...plus
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A Touch Of Class - Best
Les Paul & Mary Ford: A Touch Of Class - Best Art-Nr.: CDTC88630

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(1998/DISKY) 18 tracks Capitol 1948-56
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The Fabulous Les Paul And Mary Ford (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: The Fabulous Les Paul And Mary Ford (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCK11133

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(Columbia) 10 tracks, previously released as Harmony, HS 11133.
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Extended Play - Original EP Sides (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Extended Play - Original EP Sides (CD) Art-Nr.: CD060221

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(Highnote) 30 tracks
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Love Songs By Les Paul & Mary Ford (CD)
Les Paul & Mary Ford: Love Songs By Les Paul & Mary Ford (CD) Art-Nr.: CD826021

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(Ranwood Records) 14 tracks
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