Les Paul and Friends: Tribute to a Legend

Les Paul and Friends: Tribute to a Legend

by Les Paul
     
 

Something of a companion piece to the 2005 Les Paul & Friends album American Made World Played, A Tribute to a Legend again finds contemporary rock musicians playing on tracks that, in most cases, also feature Paul himself. The guitarist was 93-years-old on the day the…  See more details below

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Something of a companion piece to the 2005 Les Paul & Friends album American Made World Played, A Tribute to a Legend again finds contemporary rock musicians playing on tracks that, in most cases, also feature Paul himself. The guitarist was 93-years-old on the day the album was released, and it isn't clear how much he participated on the seven out of ten tracks on which he is credited. The term "tribute" does not suggest what the naïve potential consumer might suppose. As Slash (whose contribution, "Vocalese," does not feature Paul) puts it in his liner notes, "This is a record where instead of playing Les Paul's music & trying to imitate his inimitable style, it is a showcase of guitar players doing their own thing, but in tribute to his influence on our musicianship, techniques & use of effects." So, guitarists including the late Hiram Bullock (for whom these were his last sessions before his death on July 25, 2008), Jeff Golub, Joe Perry, Johnny Rzeznik, and Richie Sambora play, and Rzeznik, Sambora, Lisa Fischer, Mick Hucknall, and Joan Osborne sing a variety of pop
ock, blues, and funk songs, among them selections by U2 ("All I Want Is You") and Ace ("How Long"). It's more a tribute to the Les Paul guitar than to Les Paul the musician, but there is some effective string bending all the same.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Immergent
UPC:
0676628114827
catalogNumber:
81148
Rank:
17227

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul   Primary Artist,Guitar
Peter Frampton   Guitar
Joe Perry   Guitar
Richie Sambora   Guitar,Vocals
Hiram Bullock   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Greg Mathieson   Organ,Keyboards
Jeff Golub   Guitar
Lisa Fischer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Cymbals,Drums
Joe Bonamassa   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Elaine Caswell   Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Cymbals,Drums
Louis Cortelezzi   Saxophone
Edgar Winter   Saxophone,Soloist
Mick Hucknall   Vocals
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,Drums
Will Lee   Bass
Brian Mitchell   Organ,Keyboards
Jon Paris   Harmonica
Shawn Pelton   Cymbals,Drums
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Joan Osborne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Daniel Moreno   Percussion
Kenneth Cummings   Background Vocals
Jim Seeley   Trumpet
Brian John Mitchell   Organ,Keyboards
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Fran Cathcart   Guitar
Marc Urselli   Piano
Barry Goldstein   Guitar
Dave King   Trombone
Kenny Olsen   Guitar
Bob Cutarella   Percussion,Cymbals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Carrack   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer,Producer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Papa Dee Allen   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Howard Scott   Composer
Charles Miller   Composer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
David A. Helfant   Executive Producer
Richie Supa   Programming,Producer
Kenneth Cummings   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Wayne Hood   Programming,Producer
Rock Wilk   Vocal Arrangements
Robert Cutarella   Composer
Fran Cathcart   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Marc Urselli   Programming
Barry Goldstein   Arranger,Producer
Bob Cutarella   Audio Production

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