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SurferJoe46
14-08-2009, 08:51 AM
He died in White Plains, New York about 62 minutes ago.

R2x1
14-08-2009, 09:39 AM
And who said guitar playing will shorten your life, not to mention stunt your growth?

A pretty long run there.

Whenu
14-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Another legend gone
http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/090813/5/e1ur.html

nofam
14-08-2009, 10:26 AM
The end of an era really; nothing really needs to be said about the influence of his guitar design on modern music, but he was really underrated as a player in his own right; his rendition of How High The Moon is amongst the best pieces of jazz music ever recorded.

:(

kenj
14-08-2009, 10:35 AM
Yo - "How High The Moon" :thumbs::thumbs:

Ken

PS. Do I get a chocolate fish for hitting 1500 posts?? :drool:drool

SurferJoe46
14-08-2009, 10:42 AM
I have an MP3 of "How High The Moon" from their tv show.

Ennybody want me to e-mail it?

nofam
14-08-2009, 11:02 AM
I have an MP3 of "How High The Moon" from their tv show.

Ennybody want me to e-mail it?

Can you post it on here? Maybe upload to a file sharing site? :banana

SurferJoe46
14-08-2009, 11:06 AM
I had this for over 40 years now - it's mono and I took it off the tv show itself 'way before any DRMs and such.

As far as I can tell it's PD and eligible.

I know a guy in NZ with an ftp (Greg listening?) I have E'd it to him already.

R2x1
14-08-2009, 12:22 PM
I'm not quite sure what PD you mean, one of the varieties of PD here was donated by judges to people who slipped a bit ;)

SurferJoe46
14-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Public Domain

kahawai chaser
14-08-2009, 03:03 PM
I use to buy plenty of his/and his wife? CD's from ebay for an uncle (who played a little with peter posa in the 60's) of mine. I read Les Paul introduced/enhanced studio recordings and popularized the Gibson guitars...

Terry Porritt
14-08-2009, 06:10 PM
There is a nice tribute to Les Paul, written by Rich Conaty of "The Big Broadcast" program

http://bbs.wfuv.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5511

rob_on_guitar
14-08-2009, 06:19 PM
The guy was of absolute legend, he breathed legend and he didnt even know. A true loss, I met him twice and was honoured both times. Very humble for a man who revolutionised the way things were done let alone guitars.

R2x1
14-08-2009, 06:34 PM
Public Domain
That sounds like a better scheme to be in :D

Poppa John
14-08-2009, 08:47 PM
I have an MP3 of "How High The Moon" from their tv show.

Ennybody want me to e-mail it?


Yes Please. PJ

nofam
14-08-2009, 09:19 PM
The guy was of absolute legend, he breathed legend and he didnt even know. A true loss, I met him twice and was honoured both times. Very humble for a man who revolutionised the way things were done let alone guitars.

Damn right - jeez, I wonder what price a '59 Sunburst Les Paul will go for now?

:groan:

nofam
14-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Not a sunburst, but not too shabby - dreams are free I guess . . . . (http://www.jacksonsrareguitars.com/gibson-les-paul-standard-1957-gold-top-black-parts.html)

gary67
14-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes upload please SJ I'm interested too

SurferJoe46
15-08-2009, 07:02 AM
All interested, please PM me and I will send from my GoDaddy account.

Terry Porritt
15-08-2009, 11:30 AM
I've uploaded a few Les Paul songs, some with Mary Ford, also How High The Moon so Joe doesn't have too much to do :)

These tunes were played a lot on BBC Light Programme during the early 50s before Bill Haley and his Comets crap hogged the airwaves...........

How High The Moon (http://www.box.net/shared/rottjtmi3p)

Meet Mister Callaghan (http://www.box.net/shared/r1giu57ye2)

Tennessee Waltz (http://www.box.net/shared/05psml6dkf)

The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (http://www.box.net/shared/jjbtps25f3)

Whispering (http://www.box.net/shared/x5inldy4qv)
(This was Paul Whitemans theme tune, goes back to early 20s)

Enjoy:clap

SurferJoe46
15-08-2009, 11:43 AM
I have a list for those who want any:


Blow The Smoke Away
San Antonio Rose
Song In Blue
Mandelino
How High The Moon
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Fantasy
Put That Ring On My Finger
Johnny Is The Boy For Me
Take A Warning
Good-Bye, My Love
Magic Melody
Runnin' Wild
Dream About You
Vaya Con Dios
Hear Dem Bells
Lady Of Spain
Take Me In Your Arms
Tiger Rag

Terry Porritt
15-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Ooops, didn't notice the double mp3 extension to the music files. It doesn't matter, they will play ok.

Laura
15-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Playing beautifully thanks, Terry, even on my old dunger.

What amazed me when TV1 News played a BBC item on his death last night was that included no mention at all of his wife, Mary Ford.
And apart from Meet Mr Callaghan, all of the songs on your list have vocals from her.
In my memory, the 2 names were inseparable in the hit parades.
It was always "Les Paul and Mary Ford."

Greg
15-08-2009, 02:24 PM
I know a guy in NZ with an ftp (Greg listening?) I have E'd it to him already.

Hi Joe. Sorry - I didn't notice this thread until just now, (I don't know the guy's name at all) and I only occasionaly check my Gmail account.

Anyway, I've uploaded the mp3 to here (http://www.forcenz.com/downloads/How%20High%20The%20Moon.mp3).

It'll only be there for a limited time to save on excessive bandwidth.

[oops - I see Terry has already uploaded it!]
:blush:

Terry Porritt
15-08-2009, 03:06 PM
Here's another bunch of Les Paul and Mary Ford from the early 50s, these are not on Joe's list.

If you were at least at school around 1951/52 they will be familiar

Carioca (http://www.box.net/shared/s1fcrejof3)

Little Rock Getaway (http://www.box.net/shared/casthuqxj8)

Mocking Bird Hill (http://www.box.net/shared/bylleklscg)

My Baby's Coming Home (http://www.box.net/shared/ydyj93n3jc)

and..Nola (http://www.box.net/shared/qsifdpy9ue)

This is Nola played by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (http://www.redhotjazz.com/songs/whiteman/nola.ram) in 1929 :)