Les Paul and Mary Ford Perform “How High the Moon”

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Les Paul, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar and multitrack recording, took his leave yesterday. He was 94.

Here he is performing Ella Fitzgerald’s How High the Moon with wife, Mary Ford: 24 tracks, tempered vocals, and virtuous fingers on strings.  In other words, here’s Les  rocking both his inventions at once:

Somewhere there’s music

How faint the tune

Somewhere there’s heaven

How high the moon

There is no moon above

When love is far away too

Till it comes true

That you love me as I love you

Somewhere there’s music

How near, how far

Somewhere there’s heaven

It’s where you are

The darkest night would shine

If you would come to me soon

Until you will, how still my heart

How high the moon

Somewhere there’s music

How faint the tune

Somewhere there’s heaven

How high the moon

The darkest night would shine

If you would come to me soon

Until you will, how still my heart

How high the moon

August 14, 2009 9:25 am

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