Les Paul

Definitive Collection

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Collectables' mammoth Definitive Collection of the works of Les Paul & Mary Ford includes 11 of the influential pair's records from the '50s and '60s in their entirety on six CDs, including Hit Makers!, Time to Dream, Bye Bye Blues!, Les and Mary, the New Sound, the New Sound, Vol. 2, Warm and Wonderful, Swingin' South, Lover's Luau, Bouquet of Roses and the Columbia Singles Collection. Fans looking to secure a solid chunk of the duo's best work will find a great deal to chew on here, but it's by no means definitive.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
2:07
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:03
3
feat: Mary Ford
2:20
4
feat: Mary Ford
2:01
5
feat: Mary Ford
2:54
6
feat: Mary Ford
2:56
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:12
8
feat: Mary Ford
1:52
9
feat: Mary Ford
2:07
10
feat: Mary Ford
3:09
11
feat: Mary Ford
2:18
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:11
13
feat: Mary Ford
3:03
14
feat: Mary Ford
2:08
15
feat: Mary Ford
2:48
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:15
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:50
18
feat: Mary Ford
2:48
19
feat: Mary Ford
2:59
20
feat: Mary Ford
3:04
21
feat: Mary Ford
2:51
22
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
23
feat: Mary Ford
2:57
24
feat: Mary Ford
2:07

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
3:07
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:05
3
feat: Mary Ford
2:16
4
feat: Mary Ford
2:33
5
feat: Mary Ford
3:08
6
feat: Mary Ford
2:45
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
8
feat: Mary Ford
1:45
9
feat: Mary Ford
2:36
10
feat: Mary Ford
2:28
11
feat: Mary Ford
1:37
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:59
13
feat: Mary Ford
2:09
14
feat: Mary Ford
2:36
15
feat: Mary Ford
2:20
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:21
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:35
18
feat: Mary Ford
2:26
19
feat: Mary Ford
2:17
20
feat: Mary Ford
2:58
21
feat: Mary Ford
2:29
22
feat: Mary Ford
2:26
23
feat: Mary Ford
2:09
24
feat: Mary Ford
1:37
25
feat: Mary Ford
2:03
26
feat: Mary Ford
2:30
27
feat: Mary Ford
1:49
28
feat: Mary Ford
2:24

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
2:36
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:32
3
feat: Mary Ford
2:20
4
feat: Mary Ford
3:00
5
feat: Mary Ford
2:03
6
feat: Mary Ford
1:52
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:48
8
feat: Mary Ford
2:45
9
feat: Mary Ford
3:06
10
feat: Mary Ford
2:40
11
feat: Mary Ford
2:37
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:01
13
feat: Mary Ford
2:10
14
feat: Mary Ford
1:57
15
feat: Mary Ford
2:51
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:09
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:51
18
feat: Mary Ford
2:33
19
feat: Mary Ford
1:57
20
feat: Mary Ford
1:55
21
feat: Mary Ford
2:59
22
feat: Mary Ford
2:47
23
feat: Mary Ford
1:59
24
feat: Mary Ford
2:24

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
3:45
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:12
3
feat: Mary Ford
3:29
4
feat: Mary Ford
2:55
5
feat: Mary Ford
3:08
6
feat: Mary Ford
2:28
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:45
8
feat: Mary Ford
2:05
9
feat: Mary Ford
3:18
10
feat: Mary Ford
2:44
11
feat: Mary Ford
3:10
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:03
13
feat: Mary Ford
2:19
14
feat: Mary Ford
2:19
15
feat: Mary Ford
2:50
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:08
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:21
18
feat: Mary Ford
1:51
19
feat: Mary Ford
1:57
20
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
21
feat: Mary Ford
2:24
22
feat: Mary Ford
2:43
23
feat: Mary Ford
2:09
24
feat: Mary Ford
2:41

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
2:30
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:14
3
feat: Mary Ford
2:05
4
feat: Mary Ford
2:37
5
feat: Mary Ford
2:13
6
feat: Mary Ford
2:16
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:16
8
feat: Mary Ford
2:11
9
feat: Mary Ford
2:31
10
feat: Mary Ford
1:50
11
feat: Mary Ford
2:21
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:26
13
feat: Mary Ford
2:37
14
feat: Mary Ford
2:35
15
feat: Mary Ford
3:03
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:25
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:49
18
feat: Mary Ford
2:34
19
feat: Mary Ford
2:17
20
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
21
feat: Mary Ford
2:47
22
feat: Mary Ford
2:30
23
feat: Mary Ford
2:39
24
feat: Mary Ford
2:19

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Mary Ford
1:56
2
feat: Mary Ford
2:15
3
feat: Mary Ford
2:17
4
feat: Mary Ford
1:53
5
feat: Mary Ford
2:35
6
feat: Mary Ford
2:46
7
feat: Mary Ford
2:09
8
feat: Mary Ford
2:16
9
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
10
feat: Mary Ford
2:20
11
feat: Mary Ford
2:16
12
feat: Mary Ford
2:35
13
feat: Mary Ford
2:29
14
feat: Mary Ford
2:20
15
feat: Mary Ford
2:37
16
feat: Mary Ford
2:31
17
feat: Mary Ford
2:38
18
feat: Mary Ford
3:15
19
feat: Mary Ford
2:08
20
feat: Mary Ford
2:28
21
feat: Mary Ford
3:08
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