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Les Paul: In His Own Words download ebook
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1603600507
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978-1603600507
Author:
Michael Cochran,Les Paul
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Gemstone Publishing (October 13, 2009)
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380 pages
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Russ and Michael Cochran, the publisher and author respectively, are guitar players themselves and .

Russ and Michael Cochran, the publisher and author respectively, are guitar players themselves and they were able to get Paul to talk about all aspects of his history and his work in amazing detail. And if that weren't enough, it seems that Paul saved so much of his early equipment that old and stunning new color photos of these historic guitars and apparatuses accompany the text just as the thing is being mentioned, so we are being really drawn into the story. It is a very large book and really heavy.

This book is the definitive work on the recording and electric guitar pioneer whose prodigious talents and relentless work ethic single-handedly launched a new era in American popular music.

Among his many honors, Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the . Detailed and leaves nothing out. I learned the most about Les Paul in this book more than any other out there.

Among his many honors, Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. MICHAEL COCHRAN (West Plains, Missouri) is an award-nominated author, music journalist, and music historian. He also authored Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars, hailed by Guitar Player magazine as possibly the greatest guitar book ever written.

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But hearing his story in his own words is absolutely inspirational

But hearing his story in his own words is absolutely inspirational. I am thankful that they gave this book a wider release, and would highly recommend it not just for Les Paul fans or guitar fans, but for anyone who wants to be inspired by what it takes to live a life dedicated to their creative work. A must read for young guitar players to understand where today's techniques were invented.

He truly is the man who changed the music, and now, Les Paul tells the whole story as only he could, in his own words. Format Hardback 380 pages. Dimensions 23. 6 x 30. 8 x 3. 6mm 2,426. Publication date 13 Oct 2009. Publisher Gemstone Publishing. Publication City/Country West Plains, United States.

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Les Paul, Michael Cochrane. This book is the definitive work on the recording and electric guitar pioneer whose prodigious talents and relentless work ethic single-handedly launched a new era in American popular music.

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The Multi-Talented Les Paul. It’s fun to read how Paul created the first solid-body electric guitar by taking a tone arm from his father’s phono- graph and sticking it into his five-dollar guitar. This book is packed with words of insight from this unique, multi-talented contributor to modern music.

At thirteen, he took the tone arm from his father's phonograph, jammed the heavy needle into the top of his five-dollar guitar, and filled it with Plaster of Paris to quell feedback. The guitar didn't survive, but his idea worked, essentially creating the first solid-body electric guitar. Les Paul went on to alter guitars in his quest to create the perfect sound, making one breakthrough after another along the way. Nonstop experiments in his homemade recording studio led to the invention of sound-on-sound, multi-track recording, echo, and a host of other discoveries that revolutionized the recording industry, while he and wife Mary Ford dominated early 1950s pop charts with a continual string of hits. Taken together, the enduring influence of his unique contributions to recording technology, instrument design, and American popular music are unsurpassed. He truly is the man who changed the music, and now, Les Paul tells the whole story as only he could, in his own words.
Reviews:
  • Querlaca
This is a great book with tons of insightful comments by the man himself, Les Paul. It runs through his life and accomplishments in a way only Les could do it, without sounding arrogant; always with charm and wit. Within the first few pages I learned a lot about Les that I'd never heard before on any documentary or biography of the Wizard of Waukesha. Great book if you're a fan of Les Paul, the electric guitar, multi-track recording or any of his other many inventions. I strongly suggest this book to all music lovers!
  • Shezokha
Happily Lester committed his fascinating life to the pages of this complete (and heavy) auto biography. He was the best and a significant influence in my life!
  • allegro
I agree with the reviewer who wrote that this book may be the best book ever written about an artist. Not only is it lavishly produced with incredible photos and memorabilia, but the detail is astounding, not only because it is written based on interviews with Les Paul, but written toward the end of Paul's life when he was ready to 'tell all.' Russ and Michael Cochran, the publisher and author respectively, are guitar players themselves and they were able to get Paul to talk about all aspects of his history and his work in amazing detail. And if that weren't enough, it seems that Paul saved so much of his early equipment that old and stunning new color photos of these historic guitars and apparatuses accompany the text just as the thing is being mentioned, so we are being really drawn into the story. Of course credit must also be heaped upon Les Paul for his incredible memory in recounting and explaining his life and work. This is a must-have book for the Les Paul fan and other music and guitar fans. It's astonishing how much influence Paul had on the music we listen to today.
  • GAMER
Back in '76 I heard 'Chester & Lester', an LP that introduced an artist whose name I knew only from the electric guitar I coveted more than any other: Les Paul. Much nice playing, much merriment, but to me, a Les Paul was supposed to produce the sounds of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin. Many years and much ear-shattering rock and sophisticated jazz later, I picked up a copy of 'Best of Les Paul', music transcripts published by Hal Leonard, and I discovered some of Les Pauls jazz recordings and the nice recordings with Mary Ford, and the interviews with LP in the preface awakened the realisation that there might be more to discover about this character, who seemed to live and perform forever. Sadly, 'forever' came to an end on 13 August 2009, and this reminded me of 'Les Paul - In his own words', a book I'd intended to read for some time, and I ordered it immediately. It is a very large book and really heavy. The colour prints and the photos are of very high print quality, and the font size makes the reading comfortable. The many pictures of Les Paul's guitars, inventions, contraptions, the studio garage in LA and pictures of artists, groups and friends are much more interesting than I'd imagined. The person one discovers through the story - told to a good writer - is intelligent, humourous, lively and determined. It is also enjoyable to sense the drive and positive outlook in a person who has experienced set-backs, difficulties and disappointment without becoming bitter and disappointed, and who says nothing negative about other people. Les Paul makes me feel that when you have something you really want to accomplish, you can't afford to dwell on failures and disappointments. His anecdotes about meeting Django Reinhardt and Bing Crosby are delightful and funny. One obviously has to respect the achievement of a person who has meant so much for the guitar and recording for most of the past century, but the fact that the story of his life is also such delightful reading goes beyond mere recounting of historical achievement. This book is just better than I expected it to be, both in terms of the story it tells and the way it is told, and the pictures that tell a wondrous story in themselves. Les Paul had an extraordinary life, not just a long life, and his story reminds me to get a life - and get a guitar and play it - not just read about it.
  • Varshav
This book is simply a must have, not only for Les Paul fans but fans of music in general. Loaded with great photographs, this is hands down one of the best books that has ever been published on the life of an artist.
Les gives you his own personal recollections on his life, and the book makes you feel as if he's right there sharing the stories with you personally.
I've read everything thats out there on Les Paul, and let me just say this is hands down the best thing ever done! Michael and Russ Cochran deserve a huge "congratulations" as well as "thank you" for putting together such a masterpiece and sharing it with the public. It truly is a lasting tribute to the great master Les Paul! God bless you Les, and thanks again Mike and Russ for the great book.
Please do yourselves a favor and buy this book! Trust me- you won't be able to put it down!

Todd Beebe
Mokena, IL
  • Gom
Les Paul's life was truly amazing and this book covers every corner of it! The author's have done an outstanding job of presenting Les' life in a very "face to face" style which really draws the reader in and keeps their attention. This is the holy grail of Les Paul literature! A definite must have for any fan indeed! Highly recommended!! A+ !!