Les Paul and Friends: Tribute to a Legend

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Immergent
  • UPC: 676628114827
  • Catalog Number: 81148
  • Sales rank: 106,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Good Luck You're Having - Joan Osborne (4:40)
  2. 2 The Walls Came Tumbling Down - Joe Bonamassa (4:14)
  3. 3 I Don't Want to Be with Nobody But You - Joan Osborne (3:53)
  4. 4 All I Want Is You - Slash (4:43)
  5. 5 Slippin' into Darkness - Johnny Rzeznik (7:23)
  6. 6 69 Freedom Special - Edgar Winter (5:47)
  7. 7 Vocalise - Slash (5:01)
  8. 8 I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - Mick Hucknall (6:45)
  9. 9 How Long - Lisa Fischer (5:44)
  10. 10 Great Hall of Fame - C,C & C (5:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les 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 Sr. 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 Jr. 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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