Les Paul: Chasing Sound

  • 2010
  • TV-14

A profile of Les Paul, who developed the solid-body electric guitar and helped pioneer multitracking. Born in 1915, Paul went on to jam with jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Art Tatum; back Bing Crosby; and (with wife Mary Ford) sell millions of records in the 1950s. Included: performance footage; and comments from Paul, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Ahmet Er (more…)

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A profile of Les Paul, who developed the solid-body electric guitar and helped pioneer multitracking. Born in 1915, Paul went on to jam with jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Art Tatum; back Bing Crosby; and (with wife Mary Ford) sell millions of records in the 1950s. Included: performance footage; and comments from Paul, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Ahmet Ertegun, B.B. King, Steve Miller and Bonnie Raitt.

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