Interview with Les Paul, January 19, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Les Paul describes how he first got into recording by building his own record lathe and getting his mother to record him when he played on the local radio station.

He then goes on to discuss his early career in the Chicago radio scene; such as the stations he worked with, who he was able to work with, and what shows he recorded with his partner, Joe Wolverton.

After, he talks about the benefits of using a Live End-Dead End studio (or LEDE Studio), as well as how this was achieved, and exactly how he would use it when recording.

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2016oh197_chase029

Interviewee Name

Les Paul

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-01-19

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Paul, Les Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 19 Jan. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Paul, L. (1999, January 19). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Paul, Les, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. January 19, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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