Real Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
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Born 9 June 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Died 13 August 2009 in White Plains, New York, USA

Jazz, blues and country guitarist, songwriter, luthier, recording engineer and inventor. He designed one of the first solid body guitars, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. In the 1940s he made early experiments with overdubbing, delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording.
He recorded in the 1950s with his wife Mary Ford on vocals.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (Early Influence).
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Vocals

R2 70723 Les Paul - Guitar Player Presents Legends Of Guitar - Country, Vol. 2 album art Various Give My Love To Nell Various - Guitar Player Presents Legends Of Guitar - Country, Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) R2 70723 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD AJA 5438 Les Paul - How High The Moon album art Les Paul Featuring Mary Ford Just Because Les Paul Featuring Mary Ford - How High The Moon(CD, Comp) Living Era CD AJA 5438 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BM 03695 The Andrews Sisters Rumours Are Flying The Andrews Sisters - Rumours Are Flying / A Man Is Brother To A Mule(Shellac, 10") Decca BM 03695 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
DS718 Les Paul - The Fifties Greatest Love Songs album art Various Goodnight Irene Various - The Fifties Greatest Love Songs(LP) Columbia House DS718 Unknown Sell This Version
DS718 Les Paul - The Fifties Greatest Love Songs album art Various Goodnight Irene Various - The Fifties Greatest Love Songs(LP) Columbia House DS718 Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

K-620 Les Paul - September In The Rain / Willie, Weep For Me album art Willie Smith And His Orchestra Featuring Les Paul Willie Smith And His Orchestra Featuring Les Paul - September In The Rain / Willie, Weep For Me(Shellac, 10") Keynote Recordings (2) K-620 US 1945 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4 album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4 (Album, EP) Disc Records Europe 1946 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.5 album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.5 (Album, EP) Mercury US 1946 Sell This Version
690 Les Paul - I'm In The Mood For Love / Where You At album art Les Paul And His Trio / The Vivian Garry Trio* Les Paul And His Trio / The Vivian Garry Trio* - I'm In The Mood For Love / Where You At(12") V Disc 690 US 1946 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume Seven  album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume Seven (Album) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury US 1947 Sell This Version
751 Les Paul - Linda / What Is This Thing Called Love / It's The Talk Of The Town album art Ray Noble And His Orchestra / Artie Shaw And His Band* / Les Paul And His Trio Ray Noble And His Orchestra / Artie Shaw And His Band* / Les Paul And His Trio - Linda / What Is This Thing Called Love / It's The Talk Of The Town(12") V Disc 751 US 1947 Sell This Version
Les Paul - The Man On The Flying Trapeze album art Les Paul By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Les Paul - The Man On The Flying Trapeze Capitol Records US 1948 Sell This Version
Les Paul - My Blue Heaven / Keep A Knockin' album art Gene Austin With Les Paul My Blue Heaven Gene Austin With Les Paul - My Blue Heaven / Keep A Knockin' Universal Recording Corp. Canada 1948 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4 album art Jazz At The Philharmonic Jazz At The Philharmonic - Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4 Melodisc (3) UK 1949 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Hawaiian Paradise album art Les Paul And His Trio Les Paul And His Trio - Hawaiian Paradise (Album) Decca, Decca US 1949 Sell This Version
Les Paul - The New Sound album art Les Paul Les Paul - The New Sound (Album) Capitol Records Netherlands 1950 Sell This Version
CL.13413 Les Paul - Goofus / Sugar Sweet  album art Les Paul Les Paul - Goofus / Sugar Sweet (Shellac, 10") Capitol Records CL.13413 UK 1950 Sell This Version
11053-X45 Les Paul - Blues, Part 2 / Blues, Part 3 album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* - Blues, Part 2 / Blues, Part 3(7", Single, Red) Mercury 11053-X45 US 1950 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 13 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 13 (Album) Mercury France 1951 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Mockin' Bird Hill / Chicken Reel album art Les Paul With Mary Ford* / Les Paul Les Paul With Mary Ford* / Les Paul - Mockin' Bird Hill / Chicken Reel (Single) Capitol Records US 1951 Sell This Version
Les Paul - Jazz Me Blues / Just One More Chance album art Les Paul, Les Paul And Mary Ford* Les Paul, Les Paul And Mary Ford* - Jazz Me Blues / Just One More Chance (Single) Capitol Records Canada 1951 Sell This Version
N° 6904 Les Paul - "Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz - "Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4(10", Album, Mono) Blue Star N° 6904 France 1951 Sell This Version
CL.13793 Les Paul - Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me / Meet Mister Callaghan album art Les Paul And Mary Ford* / Les Paul Meet Mister Callaghan Les Paul And Mary Ford* / Les Paul - Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me / Meet Mister Callaghan(Shellac, 10", Single) Capitol Records CL.13793 UK 1952 Sell This Version
SW. 395 Les Paul - These Foolish Things / Get Happy album art Red Callender Six* Red Callender Six* - These Foolish Things / Get Happy(Shellac, 10") Swing (3) SW. 395 France 1952 Sell This Version
Les Paul / Les Paul With Mary Ford* Les Paul / Les Paul With Mary Ford* - Jingle Bells / Silent Night, Holy Night Capitol Records Netherlands 1952 Sell This Version