<<Wonder if he still has any of his original recordings on acetate based
tapes and what shape they're in ?>>

Not sure of details, from a friend of a friend that got to go to his place in NJ,  maybe 7 years ago, they were there in order to transfer tapes made on a certain machine destined for the Smithsonian. Perhaps it was the early 3 track recordings. I'll ask him again the next time I see him.
Robert Wasserman
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Sound Archives Proj. Asst./Lead Tech.
Wisconsin Historical Society


Wonder if he still has any of his original recordings on acetate based
tapes and what shape they're in ?

Bob Hodge

Robert Hodge,
Senior Engineer
Belfer Audio Archive
Syracuse University
222 Waverly Ave .
Syracuse N.Y. 13244-2010

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In a message dated 7/11/2007 8:25:51 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
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Even if  he didn't invent multi-tracking, I found the program
incredibly  interesting.  He seems to be a musical man for all
I used to  hear him periodically on the Joey Reynolds radio show from
NYC; I should be  doing what he's doing at age 92.

Just got through seeing the Les Paul documentary. Amazing how the
story told
itself without the help of a narrator. The producers chose to let Les
the story himself, by intercutting bits and pieces of the interview
with  him.
I also enjoyed how they used graphics from Les' records in the various

animation segments. It was a good tribute. It would have been nice,
however, to 
have a bit more serious analysis of what he did rather than use wasted
shots  of
Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, and Richard Carpenter (Richard CARPENTER???)
and aahing over Les' Capitol recordings. Did anyone catch the sound of

sticky shed squealing when they switched on his original Ampex tape
deck with  the
extra head? They were playing a record of "Lover" over the visual, but
the room sound on, and you could hear the squeal every time the tape

Cary  Ginell
Origin Jazz  Library

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