Chasing the Sound

For anyone who works in, on, or anywhere near recording studios, Les Paul’s name should be spoken in reverent tones. The man was single-handedly responsible for more studio innovations than any other…overdubbing, tape-delay and multi-track recording, to name just a few. Oh, and a little thing called the solid-body electric guitar. As you’ll hear in today’s Sound Beat, he not only lent his name to his invention…he knew his way around the instrument too.

When you’re done listening there’s a great documentary on Paul at Hulu.com called Chasing Sound!. You’ll dig it.


The Launch

Today Sound Beat launched at 3:30 pm with one of those old deal-with-the-devil tales; check it out above if you missed it. Welcome to the website, if it’s your first time… listen to some archived episodes, find out a bit more about Sound Beat, and the Belfer Archive. If you ever have a comment on one of the episodes, scroll right down and post away.

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We’ll have a new featured episode every single weekday, and each one helps preserve historic recordings at the Belfer Archive. How? Click on the “About” section at the top of the page.