Les Paul died yesterday, age 94. It seems for as long as I remember he held down a Monday night gig someplace in NYC, I saw him many times, he was always great. I love his old Capitol records with Mary Ford, they sound like they were recorded in outer space. I thought as a tribute I’d thrown in a couple of long excerpts from their 50’s radios show (here and here),
they’re quite amusing. I’m sure there’ll be obits in every paper and magazine in America, I don’t need to go into his history here, but take a listen to those airchecks, they’re a hoot.