Les Paul : Whispering [1951] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Οι ηχητικοί πειραματισμοί του jazz/country κιθαρίστα, songwriter και εφευρέτη Lester William Poisfuss, ευρύτερα γνωστού ως Les Paul, ήταν η …electronica της δεκαετίας του ’50. Ήταν από τους πρώτους που εισήγαγαν τεχνικές και εφέ όπως το overdubbing [ήχος πάνω σε ήχο] και το tape delay, που δίνουν στη μουσική του, ακόμα και σήμερα μια ζωηρή ρετροφουτουριστική αίσθηση.
Η κιθάρα που κατασκεύασε υπήρξε το πρότυπο του πασίγνωστου μοντέλου της Gibson που φέρει το όνομά του.
Τον ακούμε στο “Whispering” των John & Malvin Schonberger.

The sonic experiments of jazz/country guitarist, songwiter and inventor Lester William Poisfuss, better known as Les Paul, were the … electronica of the 1950s.
He was one of the first to introduce techniques and effects such as overdubbing [sound on sound] and tape delay, which give his music even today a vivid retro-tourist feel.
The guitar he built was the prototype of Gibson‘s famous model that bears his name.
We hear him on John & Malvin Schonberger’s “Whispering”.



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  1. Les Paul was so innovative and a fantastic guitarist. Mary Ford was a fantastic guitarist as well. My cousin had a 1959 Les Paul. It was the first guitar I ever got to play with, not really played, when I was 6 or 7 years old. My cousin was killed in a construction accident in the early 70s. His son was very young. His wife gave the Les Paul to his son when he turned 21. His son sold it and got enough money to pay for his college.

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