Gene's tribute to his father....
LES PAUL'S THOUGHTS ON CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
I put together a few video clips of the artists that my dad held dear & the stories he told about them.
LES PAUL'S JOURNEY TO THE SOLID BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR
The quest to invent the solid body electric guitar and how it changed its status to a lead instrument.
LES PAUL'S JOURNEY TO HIS NEW SOUND
This video shows dad's journey to his new sound which led to a extraordinary string of hit instrumental songs and eventually to the collaboration with Mary Ford and greater success as a duo. It also includes dad's personal view on his invention of the multi-track recorder.
Mahwah, NJ home and studio
Les' home studio control room with the first 8 track tape machine ever made using his vision. Les used this room for his guitar experiments as well as many commercial recordings . Interestingly, Les never used the 8 track recorder for his biggest hits but preferred the sound on sound method he developed earlier. Growing up here was some experience!
LES PAUL'S NEXT STOP NYC 1930s
Les Paul's journey continues... next stop, New York City 1930s. Living in the big city brought new adventures and experiences for Dad. It's here that he met and jammed with some of the most prestigious jazz players of the era. Here are some stories from that time - enjoy!