Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha - Official Appreciation & Tribute Thread

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“I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.”

“Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it
would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
”


-Les Paul








With the different things happening around the museums, the LP House of Sound etc.,
Gibson's announcement of 2013 as "The Year of Les Paul", and the week of Lester's 98th birthday,
I collected and bookmarked some various stuff to start off the thread-






2013 - THE YEAR OF LES PAUL | Gibson® Guitar

Les Paul | Waukesha County Museum OPENING JUNE 9, 2013

Mahwah Museum Society : LES PAUL IN MAHWAH, JUNE 2013




Les Paul's Guitar Innovations : THE RAILROAD TRACK, THE LOG, THE KLUNKERS, & THE HEADLESS GUITAR





[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP7qI5RVtxw&feature=related]Les Paul - Chasing Sound! (Excerpt)[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxOre8Zj07s]Les Paul's House of Sound - Video Walkthrough , 2013[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8mqzFIe7e8&feature=related]Les Paul with Jeff Beck and Billy Squier on the Rock 'N' Roll Tonite TV Show + Les Paul demonstrates the Les Paulverizer and plays 'How High The Moon'[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFpkWBoRVHU&feature=related]Les Paul - Caravan[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCY-pMMzv68]Les Paul - Live in New York City with Keith Richards[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzga5kA1wPY&feature=related]Les Paul - Somewhere Over The Rainbow[/ame]








The Les Paul Foundation : The Les Paul Legacy














 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46J8lqWViMI]Les Paul Trio with the Andrews Sisters, "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight"[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4QQwP73lc]Les Paul, "Sleep"[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV_UnWn3Mx4]Chet Atkins and Les Paul, Chester & Lester[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrC_oqWq2pU]Les Paul & Jeff Beck, "Jam"/"Back at the Chicken Shack"[/ame]

The Les Paul Show (NBC radio, 1950)
 

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Great stuff, love his work with Chet Atkins. Just in case, here's bringing attention to this link
The Les Paul Show (NBC radio, 1950) you posted near the end of your post, nobody should miss that either,
some really good & rare ones there! Thanks for the post :thumb:
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR5zdYuustQ&feature=related]The Les Paul Trio - Dark Eyes[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJaNMZmBR6E]Les Paul Live [Late '70s][/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH8vjxFIUC4]Les Paul - Sleepwalk , 2005[/ame]













 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYlG7qb3iCs]Les Paul & Mary Ford - Alabamy Bound/Darktown Strutters Ball[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9aTBMyPTwY]Grammy Tribute to Les Paul[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2blbt-J3eyU&feature=related]JIMMY PAGE & LES PAUL - THE GUITAR SHOW , Part 1[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksoIyVIRV1s&feature=related]JIMMY PAGE & LES PAUL - THE GUITAR SHOW , Part 2[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atSdjLb0T14]Eddie Van Halen jamming at the Les Paul & Friends concert 1988[/ame]































 

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-excerpt from Les Paul interview with 'Pop Matters'-




PM: You invented the first solid-body electric guitar.

LP: Yes.

PM: The first bass guitar.

LP: Yes.

PM: You invented the use of echo.

LP: Yes.


PM: Delay.

LP: Yes.

PM: Reverb.

LP: Yes.

PM: What am I leaving out?

LP: Phasing!

PM: [Laughs.] Sorry for laughing, but man, that's a lot of things you're responsible for.

LP: I laugh about that myself sometimes.

PM: Are you shocked when you think about all this stuff you invented?

LP: Sometimes, but nobody listens. Sometimes I'm listening to the radio and I hear something and I say, "Hey, honey! Did you hear that? I invented that!" But no one's listening. [Laughs.]

PM: I imagine that many guitar players have made the pilgrimage down to the club to try to play with the master. Is there anyone who can come close to sounding like you?

LP: There have been some pretty good attempts at it. The closest is Jeff Beck. He's as good as anybody.







 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2w8AVOEnw]Les Paul & Steve Miller , The Iridium Jazz Club 2005[/ame]
 

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTh6V_NarBc"]Rock Candy Funk Party - Ode To Gee , Live at the Iridium Jazz Club - Les Paul Birthday Week, NY 6-7-13[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN4-HgqF088]Les Paul Burial Site (Waukesha February 15, 2012)[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CxPC3Y3hE]Les Paul Estate Auction Tour[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R171R7tJogs]Peeples Place Q&A: Russ Les Paul Jr. , Julien's Auction (Part 1)[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY7OIrJZWMo]Peeples Place Q&A: Russ Les Paul Jr. , Julien's Auction (Part 2)[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfeP3roN7A]Jeff Beck - Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul[/ame]
















 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4]Les Paul (the legend!) in cool "Coors" beer comercial - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Without Les, I wouldn't play guitar. So nothing but respect for one of the greatest innovators in modern music.

But....


Did you know, Les also invented memes?




We know why he's smiling!!!!
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWTSgpTTyI]Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha , Part 1[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPCdCLlDJvU]Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha , Part 2[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgYUkY56bV8]Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha , Part 3[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBO7uDj0ww0]Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha , Part 4[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4f2B3joskY]Les Paul - The Wizard of Waukesha , Part 5[/ame]


















 


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