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Format: CD
Sku: 60509944
UPC: 008811274023
UPC 14: 00008811274023
Release Date: 10/30/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blue Skies ~ Les Paul
2. Begin The Beguine ~ Les Paul
3. Dream Dust ~ Les Paul
4. Dark Eyes ~ Les Paul
5. It's Been A Long, Long Time - (with Bing Crosby) ~ Les Paul
6. Hawaiian Paradise ~ Les Paul
7. Rumors Are Flying - (with The Andrews Sisters) ~ Les Paul
8. Steel Guitar Rag ~ Les Paul
9. Somebody Loves Me ~ Les Paul
10. Guitar Boogie ~ Les Paul
11. Caravan ~ Les Paul
12. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - (with Dick Haymes) ~ Les Paul

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Les Paul (guitar); Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Dick Haymes (vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1944 and 1947. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Mark Omann (universal Mastering Studios-West, Hollywood, California).
Muze PNote This would be more properly titled "The Best of Les Paul at Decca," as all 12 of the songs are taken from his slim body of 1944-1947 Decca recordings. That isn't to say that these aren't quality tracks that are of substantial importance to Paul's discography, only that they certainly aren't among his best or most popular, particularly as none of them were done with Mary Ford. That qualification out of the way, these lead off with four good small-combo instrumental jazz sides from 1944, including "Begin the Beguine" and Irving Berlin's "Blue Sides," in which Paul's speedy, nimble runs are already well in evidence. Less interesting to Paul fans, since Paul is less in the forefront, are sides on which he accompanies the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, and Dick Haymes. Filling out the program are more instrumentals, including the 1945 instrumental "Hawaiian Paradise" and four 1947 tracks, among them his versions of "Steel Guitar Rag," "Caravan," and Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie." Because Paul had yet to record his pioneering multi-track overdubs, this early work isn't nearly as important as what he would record during his subsequent stint on Capitol, but it does serve to illustrate his solid foundation as a skilled, versatile jazz-pop guitarist. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: Andy McKaie (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bing Crosby
Muze Guest Artist The Andrews Sisters
Muze Guest Artist Dick Haymes

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Master & His Music
Muze Music Compilations 1953 British Hit Parade
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 2: 1951
Muze Music Compilations Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1952
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1953
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection
Muze Music Compilations Essential Chet Atkins
Muze Music Compilations 50S Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Silver Linings Playbook (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Bing Rediscovered:american Masters So
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits:1955
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best/chet Atkins
Muze Music Compilations Bing Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook

Associated Artists and Works

Atkins, Chet
Chester & Lester [Limited] ~ Atkins, Chet
Guitar Monsters ~ Atkins, Chet
Cole, Nat
Cole, Nat "King"
Ford, Mary
Lou Pallo
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/30/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : AA881127402
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00008811274023

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