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2/17/2010 6:50 PM

Air Color (1169) wrote:

music from the heart
well music from the fingers too
wow!



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2/18/2010 4:54 PM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

I was around in those days as well, my favorite was "Vaya con Dios".
Les was the motivating factor for me to buy my first (reel to reel machine) and start on my lifelong hobby recording.

As a funny side note, a misunderstanding (by my mom) concerning Les Paul and Mary (Ford) introduced me to Peter Paul and Mary. My mother wanted to get me a record by Les (sorta knowing I listened to him, etc.) She ordered a Peter Paul and Mary record for me by mistake.

Serendipity !

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2/17/2010 10:34 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

"How High The Moon" - Such an awesome song by Mary Ford and Les Paul. Nice Clip!

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2/18/2010 1:35 AM

Jeremy Ledford (14379) wrote:


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2/18/2010 5:46 AM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

What a guitar Master LP was and still is. Thanks for posting the clip. I had never seen it before and thought it was great.

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2/18/2010 6:07 AM

Danny Danzi (2052) wrote:

You know it's funny...I always wished I was alive back in those times, but then it occurs to me...I don't know how much I'd be interested in guitar. When I listen to older music, it was always the singing and melodies that got to me moreso than the incredible music behind the scenes and all the jazz oriented stuff with orchestra's etc.

Those of you that may be rock or metal guitarsits or whatever...if you were alive during these times, does the music move you enough to where it would inspire you to play an instrument? This is not a bash on older music or anything, as I do appreciate it and respect it. It just doesn't seem to move me like hard rock or metal would to where I'd WANT to play an instrument, know what I mean?

I've been a drummer since I was 4 years old. So I've definitely liked the Buddy Rich and Krupa players of those times. I could probably see myself as a drummer back then, but the guitar music, horns etc...all great, but it just didn't hit me to where I could say "yeah, that's what I wanna play!"

Something in rock just made me want to pick up a guitar and make noise. It was like a drug that came to me and made me do it. Any of you ever feel like that?

Danny



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2/19/2010 4:16 AM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

Danny,

For me I think the late 50's and the early 70's is where I get my inspiration to play and this is where I am happy so no I would not want to go back to the 30's - early 50's.

However I like anything from classical to metal(but hate RAP with a passion). So in a way I can happily listen to anything.

I agree about music being like a drug too.





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2/19/2010 1:38 PM

Danny Danzi (2052) wrote:

Definitely some of the 70's stuff for me as well, Warren. That's kinda when I started walking around doing guitar solo's with my mouth. LOL!!! I kinda had the bug then but was still a drummer and trumpet player. I picked up trumpet because of the band Chicago. But by the 80's, man something about those players (especially Eddie Van Halen) just totally blew my doors off.

Danny





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2/22/2010 4:57 AM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

I know what you mean about the mouth solos.



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2/19/2010 9:45 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

My family used to watch all the old variety (late 60's-early 70's)shows - Ed Sullivan, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Campbell and others. My favorite was Hee Haw featuring Roy Clark and Buck Owens. Roy Clark however was the one that impressed me the most. He played all types of the instruments and he was good at it.

When I got into junior high, I became fans of Kool and the Gang, Brothers Johnson, The Average White Band and Earth, Wind and Fire. I was so impressed, I started with stand up bass and as a freshman played a borrowed electric. As a freshmen in 1976 some new friends introduced me to KISS - Alive, Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality, Rush - All The Worlds a Stage, ZZ Top - Fandango and Jeff Beck's Wired - I was hooked. My dad said play guitar and so I did.

So yeah I was impressed by Buddy Rich and all of the past legends and probably would have played because of them as well. Like everyone else, I became an EVH fan when Women and Children First came out. The first two albums never really hit me other than "Ain't Talkin' bout Love. The sound of Eddie's guitar on W&CF was earth shattering and just fantastic. Mean Street took that sound a step further....nuff said.

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2/18/2010 8:32 AM

Edd Robins (6260) wrote:

I was alive and listening to Les Paul/Mary Ford in the mid-'50's, and the truth is I wasn't moved too much by him. Rocknroll was in it's infancy, and I was way more interested in what Carl Perkins was doing than the jazzy stuff that Les and Mary were doing.

Those were my formative years in gittar...I played chords on an old Montgomery Wards "Recording King" that my pa bought used. Like with most kids around my part of the Ozarks, it was the local pickers that influenced me the most. Seeing and hearing someone play is much more influential to a young'un than just hearing them, imo, and there was some hot pickers in those hills.

Note in the vid how Les's right elbow stays put...he busted that elbow up in a car wreck. The doc's couldn't fix it...how they set the arm was how it was gonna hang. So Les had 'em set it at an angle to where he could still play gittar.

Amazing old dude, and it was a sad day last summer when he passed on. Whether or not we are influenced by his playing, the recording industry and electric gittar players have been touched by the man in a big way.

Later,
Edd

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2/19/2010 4:11 AM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

The way he had his elbow set was a brave decision when you think about it. Les Paul must have really wanted to keep playing to take a gable like that.

I agree with you about some really good players who are unknown and could blow the "top" guitarists away. They play for themselves mostly.