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Les Paul Show

A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!

40 old time radio show recordings
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Musical Program (1950)

Les Paul and Mary FordThe Les Paul Show features Les Paul and Mary Ford at the height of their career together. In the program, there are only three people in addition to a "recording machine. There's Les Paul (who plays up to seven guitars), Mary Ford (who sings three parts) and a percussionist. Each week opens with a funny little introduction with Les telling stories and Mary giggling, then they launch into their music. Listeners write in with requests and are amazed to find that this show is not put on by an orchestra, but rather, as the announcer says, "three people who sound like more and listen like a million. Les created their unique sound by recording their voices and guitars so they could harmonize with themselves.

Originally, Les Paul started his career as a dual-personality jazz musician and hillbilly singer named "Rhubarb Red. He appeared on the Fred Waring Show and worked with Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole prior to meeting Mary Ford and starting the Les Paul Trio. Les Paul and Iris Colleen Summers were introduced by Gene Autry. They courted and sang together for three years. Flipping through a phone book, Les renamed her Mary Ford, a suitable short name to match his. After a serious auto accident where Les had his right arm permanently set to a guitar-playing position, Les persevered and the couple was married in 1949. They continued to make music together and soon became a big hit.

This collection includes both the Les Paul Show, as well as Les Paul and Mary Ford's guest appearances on other programs, such as Bing Crosby , Command Performance, and Mail Call. Some shows even have Mary Ford before she changed her name, and Les Paul playing guitar in a band other than the Les Paul Trio. So tune in and listen to the unique sound of Mary Ford and a Paul named Les. You're tapping toe will be glad you did.

For more music shows that are sure to please your ear, listen to Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade, Enchanted Hour, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Choose a Song Partner, Judy Garland or Lonesome Gal.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    40 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 55 min
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      40 shows - total playtime 14 hours 55 minutes
      1. AllStarW 461006 0009 BILLY THE KID Colleen Summers.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby 461030 Les Paul Trio.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 470226 Les Paul, Andrews Sisters (low sound).mp3
      4. Bing Crosby 470423 Peggy Lee, Les Paul.mp3
      5. Bing Crosby 510321 Judy Garland (low sound) les paul.mp3
      6. CP450809 187 W.O'Keefe M.Maxwell Les Paul Trio.mp3
      7. CPUSA 440930 140 All American Jam Session.mp3
      8. CPUSA 441014 142 Ken Carpenter, B Hope, L Horne.mp3
      9. CPUSA 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler les paul guitar.mp3
      10. HWBD 450428 Happy Day Colleen Summers.mp3
      11. HWBD 450505 San Antonio Rose Colleen Summers.mp3
      12. HWBD 450512 Get Along Home, Cindy Colleen Summers.mp3
      13. HWBD 450519 Out on the Texas Plains Colleen Summers.mp3
      14. HWBD 450526 Wait for the Light to Shine Colleen Summers.mp3
      15. HWBD 450602 At the Gate of the Home Corral Colleen Summers.mp3
      16. HWBD 450609 San Antonio Colleen Summers.mp3
      17. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter.mp3
      18. KMH 460214 Frank Morgan les paul.mp3
      19. Mail Call 440726 102 B Crosby, B Grable, Les Paul Trio.mp3
      20. Mail Call 450201 132 Dinah Shore.mp3
      21. Mail Call 460327 e188 Marx, K.Baker, Les Paul.mp3
      22. Les Paul 500330 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      23. Les Paul 500512 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      24. Les Paul 500519 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      25. Les Paul 500526 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      26. Les Paul 500602 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      27. Les Paul 500609 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      28. Les Paul 500616 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      29. Les Paul 500623 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      30. Les Paul 500630 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      31. Les Paul 500711 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      32. Les Paul 500714 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      33. Les Paul 500804 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      34. Les Paul 500811 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      35. Les Paul 500901 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      36. Les Paul 500922 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      37. Les Paul 501006 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      38. Les Paul 501019 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      39. Les Paul 501116 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      40. Les Paul xxxxxx The Gas Guitar.mp3
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    40 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 55 min
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      40 shows - total playtime 14 hours 55 minutes
      1. AllStarW 461006 0009 BILLY THE KID Colleen Summers.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby 461030 Les Paul Trio.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 470226 Les Paul, Andrews Sisters (low sound).mp3
      4. Bing Crosby 470423 Peggy Lee, Les Paul.mp3
      5. Bing Crosby 510321 Judy Garland (low sound) les paul.mp3
      6. CP450809 187 W.O'Keefe M.Maxwell Les Paul Trio.mp3
      7. CPUSA 440930 140 All American Jam Session.mp3
      8. CPUSA 441014 142 Ken Carpenter, B Hope, L Horne.mp3
      9. CPUSA 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler les paul guitar.mp3
      10. HWBD 450428 Happy Day Colleen Summers.mp3
      11. HWBD 450505 San Antonio Rose Colleen Summers.mp3
      12. HWBD 450512 Get Along Home, Cindy Colleen Summers.mp3
      13. HWBD 450519 Out on the Texas Plains Colleen Summers.mp3
      14. HWBD 450526 Wait for the Light to Shine Colleen Summers.mp3
      15. HWBD 450602 At the Gate of the Home Corral Colleen Summers.mp3
      16. HWBD 450609 San Antonio Colleen Summers.mp3
      17. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter.mp3
      18. KMH 460214 Frank Morgan les paul.mp3
      19. Mail Call 440726 102 B Crosby, B Grable, Les Paul Trio.mp3
      20. Mail Call 450201 132 Dinah Shore.mp3
      21. Mail Call 460327 e188 Marx, K.Baker, Les Paul.mp3
      22. Les Paul 500330 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      23. Les Paul 500512 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      24. Les Paul 500519 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      25. Les Paul 500526 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      26. Les Paul 500602 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      27. Les Paul 500609 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      28. Les Paul 500616 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      29. Les Paul 500623 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      30. Les Paul 500630 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      31. Les Paul 500711 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      32. Les Paul 500714 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      33. Les Paul 500804 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      34. Les Paul 500811 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      35. Les Paul 500901 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      36. Les Paul 500922 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      37. Les Paul 501006 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      38. Les Paul 501019 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      39. Les Paul 501116 W Les Paul Mary Ford.mp3
      40. Les Paul xxxxxx The Gas Guitar.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    40 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter
    2. Les Paul xxxxxx The Gas Guitar

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    Disc A002

    1. Mail Call 440726 102 B Crosby, B Grable, Les Paul Trio
    2. CPUSA 440930 140 All American Jam Session

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    Disc A003

    1. CPUSA 441014 142 Ken Carpenter, B Hope, L Horne
    2. Mail Call 450201 132 Dinah Shore

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    Disc A004

    1. HWBD 450428 Happy Day Colleen Summers
    2. HWBD 450505 San Antonio Rose Colleen Summers

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    Disc A005

    1. HWBD 450512 Get Along Home, Cindy Colleen Summers
    2. HWBD 450519 Out on the Texas Plains Colleen Summers

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    Disc A006

    1. HWBD 450526 Wait for the Light to Shine Colleen Summers
    2. HWBD 450602 At the Gate of the Home Corral Colleen Summers

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    Disc A007

    1. HWBD 450609 San Antonio Colleen Summers
    2. CP450809 187 W.O'Keefe M.Maxwell Les Paul Trio

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    Disc A008

    1. CPUSA 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler les paul guitar
    2. KMH 460214 Frank Morgan les paul

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    Disc A009

    1. Mail Call 460327 e188 Marx, K.Baker, Les Paul
    2. AllStarW 461006 0009 BILLY THE KID Colleen Summers

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    Disc A010

    1. Bing Crosby 461030 Les Paul Trio
    2. Bing Crosby 470226 Les Paul, Andrews Sisters (low sound)

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    Disc A011

    1. Bing Crosby 470423 Peggy Lee, Les Paul
    2. Les Paul 500330 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    3. Les Paul 500512 W Les Paul Mary Ford

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    Disc A012

    1. Les Paul 500519 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    2. Les Paul 500526 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    3. Les Paul 500602 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    4. Les Paul 500609 W Les Paul Mary Ford

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    Disc A013

    1. Les Paul 500616 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    2. Les Paul 500623 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    3. Les Paul 500630 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    4. Les Paul 500711 W Les Paul Mary Ford

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    Disc A014

    1. Les Paul 500714 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    2. Les Paul 500804 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    3. Les Paul 500811 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    4. Les Paul 500901 W Les Paul Mary Ford

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    Disc A015

    1. Les Paul 500922 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    2. Les Paul 501006 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    3. Les Paul 501019 W Les Paul Mary Ford
    4. Les Paul 501116 W Les Paul Mary Ford

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    Disc A016

    1. Bing Crosby 510321 Judy Garland (low sound) les paul

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