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The New Sound
Brazil - Ary Barroso -
Bob Russell...NTG (2:29)
2) Hip-Billy Boogiel
- Les Paul...NTG (2:29)
3) The Swiss Woodpecker
- not given...NTG (2:17)
Caravan - Ellington -
Tizol - Mills...NTG (2:52)
Sleep - Earl
Lady Of Spain -
Tolchard Evans - Erell Reaves...NTG (1:50)
Lover - Richard Rogers
- Lorenz Hart...NTG (2:45)
2) The Man On The Flying
Trapeze - Alfred Lee - George
3) By The Light Of The
Silvery Moon - Gus Edwards - Ed
4) What Is This Thing Called
Love - Cole Porter...NTG (2:34)
Nola - Felix
South - T. Hayes - Bennie Moten...NTG (1:57)
THE BACK OF THE JACKET
| The search for a hit
record is the search
for "a sound," that unique combination of
an artist´s individuality, imaginative musi-
cal arrangement, and skillful engineering.
Since the release of Lover and Brazil
no one in popular music has been as suc-
cessful in creating hits as Les
Paul. No one
has been as successful in achieving that
In this collection of hits Les
strates how he has expanded his "overdub-
bing" techniwue to reflect the moods of
every sort of modern song. He has found
the lonely wonder in What Is This Thing
Called Love, the brilliant excitement in
Lady of Spain, and the moving, Oriental
quality of Caravan.
| Whether a finished version
or twelve overdubbed musical lines, the
impeccable musical taste of Les
always places a song in a fit and original
setting. The humor of Swiss Woodpecker
and Man on the Flying Trapeze is ideally
suited to the crisp precision of the multiple-
recording technique, but when the songs
call for a more delicate blend, Les Paul can
produce the nostalgic coloring of Sleep or
By the Light of the Silvery Moon.
Translating the musical acrobatics of
Nola, the exuberant wit of Hip Hop
or the wistful jazz of South, Les Paul
forms with superb artistry in a musical
dimension he has made familiar, identi-
fiable, and beloved - The
This album, is a reissue of H-226 done in 1950.
SIDE ONE: Brazil / Hip-Billy Boogie / The Swiss Woodpecker / Caravan
SIDE TWO: Lover / The Man on the Flying Trapeze / By the Light of the Silvery Moon / What is This Thing Called Love
Also issued on a Capitol CCF-226 - 3 X 7" 45rpm Set
Capitol CCN-225 4 x 10" 78rpm Set
Brazil Ary Barrasa - S. I. Russell - 3208 Z - Capitol 15037
Lover from the Paramount Picture "Love Me Tonight" - Richard Rogers - Lorenzo Hart - 3207 Y - Capitol 15037
Hip-Billy Boogie - Les Paul - Foster Carling - 3268 Y - Capitol 15070
What Is This Thing Called Love from the Musical "Wake Up and Dream" - Cole Porter - 3269 Z - Capitol 15070
The Swiss Woodpecker - Les Paul - 3541 Y - Capitol 15313
Caravan - Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington - Juan Tizol - Irvin Mills - 3347 Z - Capitol 15313
The Man On The Flying Trapeze - Alfred Lee - George Leybourne - 3344 Y - Capitol 15147
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Gus Edwards - Ed Madden - 3345 Z - Capitol 15147
Lady Of Spain - Tolchard Evans - Erell Reaves - 10710 - Capital 2265 - the other side is My Baby's Coming Home - 10709
Sleep - Earl Lebieg - 11150 - Capitol 2400 - the other side is I'm Sitting On Top Of The World - 11149
Nola - Felix Arndt - 5860 Y - Capitol 1014 and Capitol 1621 - the other side is Jealous (5854-Z)
South - T. Hayes - Bennie Moten - 12282 - Capitol 2735 - the other side is I Really Don't Want To Know - 12283
Les Paul was born Lester William Polsfuss outside Milwaukee, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to George (1881-1949) and Evelyn (1888-1989)
(née Stutz) Polsfuss.
His family was of German ancestry. Paul's mother was related to the founders of Milwaukee's Valentin Blatz Brewing Company and the makers of the Stutz automobile.
His parents divorced when he was a child. The Prussian family name was first simplified by his mother to Polfuss and then to Polfus, though Les Paul never legally changed his name.
Before he took his stage name of Les Paul, he also used the stage names Red Hot Red and Rhubarb Red.
It was in 1946 that Les Paul saw a tape recording machine for the first time. Invented by the Germans and rescued from recently liberated Luxembourg by a group of US Army officers.
Familiar with wire recorders, Les had no idea about the AEG Magnetophon that made use of plastic based magnetic tapes.
Few people knew of Les' multiple challenges including receiving a very serious electric shock, losing his hearing in both ears, and having quadruple by-pass heart surgery.
But, that was how he wanted it. He wanted to focus on playing the perfect notes on his guitar and entertaining the adoring crowds who flocked to see him.
Referring to his 1948 car accident, Les would say he was the luckiest guy in the world, not because he survived, but because he had been living life too fast.
Lying in the hospital for months gave him time to evaluate his life and design a new guitar.
In his later years, as arthritis froze one finger after the other Les shrugged and proclaimed, "I just keep teaching myself a new way to play the guitar."
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