Les Paul & Mary Ford - Complete US & UK Hits 1945-61 (CD)


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Les Paul & Mary Ford were extremely significant artists during the early 1950s

Les Paul & Mary Ford were extremely significant artists during the early 1950s, their records featuring the revolutionary and innovative recording techniques which Les was developing in his home studio, using multi-tracking and overdubbing to create effects which at the time were completely new and brought a different dimension to the world of pop music. A master of the instrument, Les Paul developed his legendary designs of electric guitar, which have become benchmarks in the world of rock, blues and country guitar-playing. Les had hits in 1945 and '46 with Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters where he was credited on the label, but performing with his wife Mary Ford, the duo scored over 50 hits in the years from their 1948 debut through to their last chart entries in 1961, including some hugely successful and significant No.1s like 'How High The Moon' and 'Vaya Con Dios'. Their records were unusual, in that they often coupled a Les & Mary vocal duet on one side of the record with a solo recording by Les, often one of his distinctive jazz and country-flavoured guitar instrumentals, showcasing his latest recording trickery, on the other. On many occasions, both sides charted, so in this great value 55-track 2-CD collection we get the best of both worlds, as it includes all Les' solo chart entries as well as their hits as a duo. Their style transcends the genres, at the time achieving a very wide appeal, and they occupied a unique and entertaining niche in the pop landscape of the '50s.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • It's Been A Long Long Time
  • Rumors Are Flying
  • Lover 
  • Brazil 
  • What is This Thing Called Love' 
  • Nola 
  • Goofus 
  • Tennessee Waltz 
  • Little Rock Getaway 
  • Mockin' Bird Hill 
  • How High the Moon 
  • I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine 
  • Josephine 
  • The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise 
  • Whispering 
  • Just One More Chance 
  • Jazz Me Blues 
  • Jingle Bells 
  • Tiger Rag 
  • I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 
  • Carioca 
  • In the Good Old Summertime 
  • Smoke Rings 
  • Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me 
  • Meet Mister Callaghan 
  • My Baby's Coming Home 
  • Lady of Spain 
  • Bye Bye Blues 
Disc 2:
  • I'm Sitting on Top of the World 
  • Sleep
  • Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) 
  • Johnny (Is the Boy for Me) 
  • Don'cha Hear Them Bells 
  • The Kangaroo
  • I Really Don't Want to Know 
  • South
  • I'm a Fool to Care 
  • Auctioneer
  • Whither Thou Goest 
  • Mandolino 
  • Song In Blue
  • Someday Sweetheart
  • No Letter Today
  • Humming Bird
  • Amukiriki (The Lord Willing) 
  • Magic Melody
  • Texas Lady 
  • Mack the Knife  (Moritat)
  • Nuevo Laredo 
  • Cimarron (Roll On)
  • Cinco Robles (Five Oaks) 
  • Put A Ring On My Finger 
  • Jealous Heart
  • It's Been A Long, Long Time 
  • Jura (I Swear I Love You) 

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Folk

Language: English

Run Time: 142 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 07/07/15

UPC: 824046313029

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