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 called Chasing Sound!. You’ll dig it.