Les Paul

The Hit Makers

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A superb 1953 10" LP became an even better 12" LP in 1955 with the addition of four tracks covering a slightly later span of time: "Vaya con Dios," "Whispering," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," and "I'm a Fool to Care." Three of the newer cuts are shoehorned into side one, while the fourth enlarges side two. All in ultra-clean and sharp native mono, no added reverb or faux stereo effects, and still the sort of sounds that still would have (and did) wowed hi-fi fanatics at the end of the 1950s. And it holds up 50 years later just about as well.

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