GP Editors Favourite Recordings By Les Paul - “Little Rock Getaway”

December 1, 2009
0.00gp1209_Dept_Rants_Getaway“LITTLE ROCK GETAWAY”
Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1951
Les Paul pulls out the stops on this tune, which packs signature LP moves such as a harmonized melody with those crisp slapback echoes that bounce along so perfectly in sync. Les sure knew how to embellish a great song with his command of recording techniques, and his effects are as captivating today as they must have been nearly 50 years ago. This song was reportedly one of Danny Gatton’s favorite Les Paul tunes, and it is a classic example of the magical sounds that Les Paul created using the audio equivalent of stone tools.
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