How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1951

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  1. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
    Pretty groundbreaking multi-track geniousness going on here.

    Those look like some kind of DeArmond style pickups in there too, yes?
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  2. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    By 1951, Les was building his own pickups. It would not surprise me if he took a Dyna frame and rebuilt it into a low-impedence pickup. He was funny like that.
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  3. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Always loved the solo and Mary's vocal on this track!
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  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    A wonderful arrangement and performance.
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Just absolutely incredible. Then, now, and forever.
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  6. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    So great. I just finally got a copy of Les Paul: In His Own Words. It was literally delivered in today's mail.
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Les will always be my favorite. So brilliant not only his playing but his creativity. And we still use the things he created now
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  8. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Love it. They had great chemistry. "The World is Waiting for The Sunrise" is one of my favorites.
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  9. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Jeff Beck does "How High the Moon" with Imelda May singing on his Rock and Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) DVD - and - he uses a Jet! (or was it a Les Paul:confused:?)

    Edit - just checked - it was a Les Paul.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Great song though I prefer Bye Bye Blues. :)
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Awesome video
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