Les Paul, Pioneer of the Electric Guitar

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Heard On University Of The Air

He was a recording revolutionary, a gifted innovator, and one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived: Les Paul is revered by musicians around the world for his contributions to jazz, country, blues, and rock’n’roll. On the centennial of his birth, catch this re-broadcast from 2012, and learn what experiences led Les Paul to invent, among other things, the solid body electric guitar and sound-on-sound recording. What drove the Wizard of Waukesha, as he’s known, to be relentless in pursuit of technological breakthrough and musical invention?

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Bob Jacobson Guest

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