Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Les Paul - The Sound of Rock and Roll

My record collection has neared a new level.  Of course it will can never be truly complete noe will it stop growing, but I finally scored a Les Paul record.  It did not come with a record cover.  So it's just pure, unadulterated vinyl.  As you can see from the photo, it is on Capitol Records, "The Star Line."  Les Paul, an inventor who's name is synonymous with one of the finest guitars ever made.  He is an immortal icon, he's got to be one of the cornerstones of rock and roll.  Lester William Polsfuss (1915 – 2009), he was not only a premiere guitarist, he is most well known for designing a prototype solid body electric (SG) guitar, which became and will foreever be known for producing the defining signature DNA strand of the sound of rock and roll.  Make sure to watch the Youtube clip here.  He is one of just a very small group (Sam Phillips) of pioneering artists who have a permanent, stand-alone exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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