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Dog Days of Summer Playlist: Honoring the late great Les Paul

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We are so fortunate to have had Les Paul for almost a century. His music, arrangements, and electronic innovation changed our world forever. We loved him for so long.

Vintage Les Paul. Photo: Case Western Reserve University.
"A personal mentor and friend to me." - Phil Ramone
Les Paul with Phil Ramone. Photo courtesy of Phil Ramone.

Les Paul & Mary Ford

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Les Paul & Mary Ford Song: How High the Moon Album: The Best of the Capitol Masters:
90th Birthday Edition

Neil Young

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Neil Young Song: Cough Up the Bucks Album: Fork in the Road

Francis Dunnery

Buy: iTunesGenre: Rock Artist: Francis Dunnery Song: Sunshine Album: Tall Blonde Helicopter

Devendra Banhart

Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Devendra BanhartSong: Lazy Butterfly Album: Cripple Crow

Count Basie & Tony Bennett

Buy: iTunes Genre: Jazz Artist: Count Basie & Tony Bennett Song: I Guess I'll Have to Change My PlansAlbum: Basie Swings, Bennett Sings


Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Califone Song: Your Golden Ass Album: Quicksand/Cradlesnakes

Brazilian Girls

Buy: iTunes
Genre: Electronic
Artist: Brazilian Girls
Song: Homme
Album: Brazilian Girls

Carolina Liar

Buy: iTunesGenre: Pop Artist: Carolina Liar Song: I'm Not Over Album: Coming to Terms

Jill Scott

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: Jill Scott Song: Golden Album: Beautifully Human:
Words and Sounds, Vol. 2

Janis Joplin

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Janis JoplinSong: Summertime Album: Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

Jesse Lenat

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Jesse Lenat Song: Ogallala Album: Reach for Love


Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Winterpills Song: July Album: The Light Divides


Buy: iTunesGenre: R&B/Soul Artist: India.Arie, Rascal Flatts & Victor Wooten Song: Summer Album: Testimony: Vol. 1,
Life & Relationship

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Buy: iTunesGenre: Rock Artist: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Song: Long Hot Summer Night Album: Electric Ladyland (Remastered)

Ray Price

Buy: iTunes Genre: Country Artist: Ray PriceSong: Night Life Album: Columbia Country Classics,
Vol. 4: The Nashville Sound

The B-52's

Buy: iTunes Genre: Pop Artist: The B-52's Song: Dirty Back RoadAlbum: Wild Planet

Nick Drake

Buy: iTunes Genre: Folk Artist: Nick Drake Song: River Man Album: Way to Blue: An Introduction
to Nick Drake

Pinetop Seven

Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Pinetop Seven Song: June Album: The Night's Bloom


Buy: iTunesGenre: Pop/
Alternative Artist: RuRu Song: Golden Album: Elizabeth

Aretha Franklin

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: Aretha Franklin Song: Ain't No Way Album: Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits

R.L. Burnside

Buy: iTunes Genre: Blues Artist: R.L. Burnside Song: PeachesAlbum: First Recordings


Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Reilly Song: June Album: Let June Decide

Lone Justice

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Lone Justice Song: Sweet Sweet Baby (I'm Falling) Album: Lone Justice

Pete Yorn

Buy: iTunesGenre: Alternative Artist: Pete Yorn Song: Strange Condition Album: Musicforthemorningafter

Sly & The Family Stone

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: Sly & The Family Stone Song: Hot Fun in the Summertime Album: The Essential Sly
& The Family Stone

Peter & Gordon

Buy: iTunes Genre: PopArtist: Peter & Gordon Song: The Green Leaves of Summer
(The Alamo) Album: The Ultimate Peter & Gordon

Rod Stewart

Buy: iTunes Genre: RockArtist: Rod Stewart Song: (I Know) I'm Losing You Album: Every Picture Tells a Story

Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco

Buy: iTunes Genre: Latin Artist: Roger Scannura & Ritmo FlamencoSong: Burning Bridges (Rumba) Album: Noche Flamenca

Bruce Springsteen

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Bruce Springsteen Song: The Fever Album: 18 Tracks

Michael Jackson

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/Soul Artist: Michael Jackson Song: Farewell My Summer Love Album: Hello World:
The Motown Solo Collection

Mungo Jerry

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Mungo Jerry Song: In the Summertime Album: The Very Best of Mungo Jerry

Sonny Rollins

Buy: iTunesGenre: Jazz Artist: Sonny Rollins Song: Where Are You Album: The Bridge (Remastered)

Baby Huey

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: Baby Huey Song: California Dreamin' Album: The Baby Huey Story:
The Living Legend

George Shearing

Buy: iTunes Genre: Jazz Artist: George ShearingSong: Early Autumn Album: The Best of George Shearing,
Vol. 2 (1960-1969)

Noah Georgeson

Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Noah Georgeson Song: Walking On Someone Else's NameAlbum: Find Shelter

Wu-Tang Clan

Buy: iTunes Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap Artist: Wu-Tang Clan Song: C.R.E.A.M. Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Led Zeppelin

Buy: iTunes
Genre: Rock
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Song: Going to California
Album: Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered)


Buy: iTunesGenre: Folk Artist: Wussy Song: Soak It Up Album: Funeral Dress

Tony Joe White

Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: Tony Joe WhiteSong: Set the Hook Album: Deep Cuts


Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Weezer Song: Island in the Sun Album: Weezer (Green Album)

Anubian Lights

Buy: iTunes Genre: Electronic Artist: Anubian Lights Song: Frequency of Sand Album: Let Not the Flame Die Out

Oscar Brown Jr.

Buy: iTunesGenre: Jazz Artist: Oscar Brown Jr. Song: Summer in the City Album: Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes to Washington


Buy: iTunes Genre: Rock Artist: MudcrutchSong: Scare Easy Album: Mudcrutch

Donny Hathaway

Buy: iTunes Genre: R&B/Soul Artist: Donny Hathaway Song: The GhettoAlbum: Only in America: Atlantic Soul Classics

Trans Am

Buy: iTunes Genre: Alternative Artist: Trans Am Song: June Album: Liberation

Peggy Lee

Buy: iTunes
Genre: Jazz
Artist: Peggy Lee
Song: Is That All There Is?
Album: The Best of Miss Peggy Lee