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  • Les Paul: The name lives on

     
    by Mark Silva and updated (hear the master below....) The name lives on, but the man is gone. Les Paul, a performer and inventor whose handicraft has given generations of musicians the sound they wanted, died today. He was 94....
  • How music became an industry: on 'Selling Sounds'

     
    Among the fascinating examples of early music-industry advertising reproduced in "Selling Sounds," the most striking is a 1913 image that pairs a photograph of legendary tenor Enrico Caruso, costumed for "Aida," with one of his Victor Red Seal recordings....

    Quest for the perfect guitar

     
    It may not be an Arthurian tale of Sir Percival in pursuit of the Holy Grail, but Tony Bacon???s "Million Dollar Les Paul" (Jawbone: 288 pp., $19.95 paper) is still about a romantic quest. The object of his interest? The...

    Who will be crowned 'King of the Blues'?

     
    Who knows what kind of deal with the devil the top five contestants in the Guitar Center-sponsored 'King of the Blues' contest have rigged up, but who wouldn't sell their soul for a title like that? Not to mention the $25,000 in cash, a reissue of a...

    Duane Eddy tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

     
    The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchants’annual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ€...