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8/14/2009-10:46am at 10:46 am (UTC -4)
8/14/2009-10:55am at 10:55 am (UTC -4)
I will admit to not knowing who this legend was but since you provided the video, I listened to it. He certainly had one fine, smooth sound. Sounds like the world truly did lose a music legend.
8/14/2009-11:08am at 11:08 am (UTC -4)
Fantastic choice of video today TRS, kudos. Les Paul was truly “an American” and he is one of my American heroes. I can’t imagine how much less joyful my world would be without the electric guitar. “How High The Moon” is one of my all time favorite tunes. Thanks for the tribute.
8/14/2009-12:19pm at 12:19 pm (UTC -4)
I would have talked about Les Paul earlier but I thought it would date me ( I used to modify Dynaco ST70 tube amplifiers for friends that were forming their own bands and couldnâ€™t afford anything more expensive) and no one else would know who he was, much less have any interest. As a young’un I purchased my first Les Paul recording with Mary Ford singing â€œVia Con Diosâ€ on a 78rpm record.
8/14/2009-12:24pm at 12:24 pm (UTC -4)
I canâ€™t believe I misspelled that. It should be â€œVaya Con Dios.â€
8/14/2009-1:15pm at 1:15 pm (UTC -4)
Wow, 78 huh? As a kid I had “record players” that had 78 as a speed option (along with 45 & 33 1/3) but I didn’t have any 78s to play on it. I would play 45s at 78 for kicks to make them into Chipmunks songs.
Don’t worry about dating yourself. I think that’s Salvador Dali as your icon, about as many people don’t know who he is as don’t know who Les Paul is. I’m 43, I don’t think I’m too old to make immature picture laden contributions to a sports blog, and whatever your age I don’t think you’re too old to share whatever knowledge and wisdom you’ve picked up along the way. Anyone over 30 who uses the internet for anything more than email is a friggin’ genius and is alright with me. Thanks for sharing.
8/17/2009-1:37am at 1:37 am (UTC -4)
Just finished up seeing the American Masters’ series on Les Paul. Quite an impressive man. R.I.P
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