Les Paul

16 Most Requested Songs

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Paul and Ford were coming to the end of both their personal and professional partnership when these sides were recorded for Columbia between 1958 and 1961. Their reign on the charts was finishing, too; only a couple of these ("Put a Ring on My Finger" and "Jura") made the lower reaches of the Top 40. Their Columbia output hasn't played too well with critics, and while you should certainly head for the Capitol material first, this disc is hardly disgraceful. Paul's guitar chops and double-tracking wizardry are still much in evidence, all imbued with that hollow reverb that sounds like no one else. Some of this has a pop-rockabilly feel, as if the team was trying to be a bit trendy, out of commercial desperation; nonetheless, those tunes, as well as Les' instrumental showcases, have worn better than the pop ballads that fill out the rest of the compilation. Includes one previously unissued cut, "I Am My Love's."

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:55 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
4 1:53 SpotifyAmazon
5
2:33 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
8
2:38 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:29 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:01 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:20 Spotify
15
2:37 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
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