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Offline SpanishCastleAle

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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2011, 12:02:55 pm »
Remember this Coors commercial?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4

Ooops, wrong video posted at first.

But that first video I posted is so badass/fun I'm gonna leave it.  Some great playing going on here, kind of Dixie Dregs-ish.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2011, 12:07:44 pm by SpanishCastleAle »

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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2011, 02:48:04 pm »
Les Paul and Mary Ford doing How High the Moon, playing live along with 24 tracks of tape.  Amazing to think that we've gone from there to the 96+ tracks I can do on this laptop....

http://youtu.be/e0ffdwBUL78
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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011, 02:57:05 pm »
Yes..the audio recording capabilities has exploded in the last 20 years.

So the question remains...did Robert Johnson's recordings get sped up? Were his songs actually much slower and was his voice lower and deeper?
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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2011, 03:02:47 pm »
you could get a bite to eat and you'd still be hearing that one....
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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2011, 03:47:03 pm »
Yes..the audio recording capabilities has exploded in the last 20 years.

So the question remains...did Robert Johnson's recordings get sped up? Were his songs actually much slower and was his voice lower and deeper?

 I don't think so.

I have the box set set and have played along many times. The pitch of the tunings (standard, open A & open E) are fairly close. Back then they tuned by ear or the occasional piano or pitch forks so they won't be as close as our electronic tuners. But, there is the question of the masters and the transfer equipment.

  Hmmm....good question.
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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2011, 05:44:30 pm »
http://goo.gl/doodle/dcWqQ

Share your own!

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thank god i can play a real guitar better than this.   :)

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Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2011, 03:45:42 am »
Friend of mine is a roofer and happened to be doing the roof of the Les Paul fan club poobah here in PA..... So they got talking and in the end my friend and I got comps and dinner in the club he performed at in NYC....I'm thinking 2004-5 Boy, I was skinny back then.. :o...(on the left.)






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