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Les Paul

Les Paul is a unique blend of musician and inventor. His performing career started at the age of 13 and by the early 1950s he was the greatest jazz guitarist of his generation. As an inventor, Les Paul's breakthrough creation of the solid-body electric guitar paved the way for electric music made the sound of rock and roll possible. In 1953 while performing with Bing Crosby, he perfected the first multi- track recording machine, allowing separate lines of instrumental music and vocals to be blended together. His many recording innovations--including sound-on-sound, overdubbing, reverb effects, and multi-tracking--greatly accelerated the advancement of studio recording.

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How High The Moon: Hits & Rarities From The Wizard of Waukesha
How High The Moon:...
Future Noise Music
2010
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Greatest Hits1945-1956
Intakt Records
2008
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Now!
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Vocalion
2005
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Early Les Paul
Intakt Records
1982
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The Genius Of Les...
Intakt Records
1979
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Les Paul's Greatest...
Intakt Records
1976
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