Book Notes - Susan Rieger "The Heirs" - In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors incl...
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The old-time spirit of The WIYOS mirrors that of the
medicine shows of the 1920’s and 30’s, when black
and white musical traditions mixed liberally and
genre distinctions didn’t exist between blues and
country, ragtime and gospel, or swing and hillbilly
Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." His many recording innovations included overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.
His innovative talents extended into his unique playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many of the guitarists of the present day.
Some people will doubtless try, but it's impossible to be arch, ironic or cynical about this: Harry Patch (In Memory Of) once again proves that Radiohead are light years away from most of their supposed contemporaries - though I'm not sure that's really the point. Yorke dedicates it to "peace and understanding", you can download for £1, and monies go to the Royal British Legion.