Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The secret behind Les Paul's multi-track recordings (1950)


This image of the legendary
Les Paul as septuplets appeared on the back cover of the October, 1950 issue of Capitol News.

At that time, it had only been a couple of years since Paul began to experiment at home in his garage with multitrack recording. His innovations would soon change the recording industry forever.

- See also: A 2005 Les Paul Interview at Modern Guitars Magazine.

Below, a clip from the documentary 'Les Paul: Chasing Sound!' incorporates excerpts from an appearance with wife
Mary Ford on the Oct. 25, 1953 episode of CBS TV's educational series, 'Omnibus'.
In a brief demonstration of multitracking for host Alistair Cooke, they perform their huge hit,
'How High the Moon'. ⬇



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