GP Editors Favourite Recordings By Les Paul - “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise”
December 1, 2009
|“THE WORLD IS
WAITING FOR THE
Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1951
This gem from 1951 is an
amazing track to listen to, but the real treat
is the clip from Les and Mary’s TV show.
Sure, Mary is lip-synching, and Les is handsynching
(unless he also invented the first
wireless system), but the guy is absolutely
on fire, somehow playing a constant barrage
of chords, fills, and rhythm chucks without
ever getting in the way of the vocal. His tone
is lively and bright, and his sense of the
pocket drives the tune in a bouncy, infectious
way. The solo is a tour de force, with
Mr. LP blazing on clucky double-stops, triplet
pull-offs, sweep picking, and a righteous lowstring
ending. If someone released this today,
they would not only get a hit, but you would
call the guitarist innovative and brilliant.
Thanks for everything, Les.