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1 Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:47 am

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I know I'm an aggravating, mean spirited old bastard,but this is MY generation's music and I like it. HARRRRUMPH!

2 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:05 am

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marc, i was a tad younger than u, i was not into music really till highschool and 66-69 and most popular was motown, but my question is not if one guitar is better,than another but , on just playing and talent , how did chet adkins compair to les paul, i may find a chet adkins and post, im not sure i spelled his last name correct,

3 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:24 am

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I'm not dodging the question but it is really an apples and oranges issue. Chet ATKINS was (is?) creative directior at RCA. He is a musical institution and no one does what Atkins does better than he does it. However, Atkins uses little techinical support equipment and frequently chooses a classical,acoustic guitar. He is a musical genius who is versant in ALL genres and that's why he makes the decision as to who gets a contract and who doesn't whether country,rock, orchastral, blues, anything. Paul is another type. No one was better at the fretboard than Paul but he does not do the musically complex,classical things Atkins can do. Paul is a picker,Atkins' right hand is an instrument unto itself. I guess I am saying we would not have had the musical talents that were and are recording without Chet Atkins and they would not have the guitars,amps, and studio equipment they are using without Les Paul. Which is better? In my opinion, both.

4 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:50 am

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I agree, both are highly important in their own musical fields and sound~ an what beautiful music they both make~

5 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:45 pm

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6 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:53 pm

rosco 357


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thanks moon, i may go when i have time and get my LP i have of chet atkins and see what all songs are on it, i can dig out my console magnavox stereo, i think but not sure the turn table works, or just buy a turn table and use my sony amp,i really need to check out all my dads LPS i got when he died, he always love boot Randolph sax, i love a good sax music song, i have one in vid vault michael bolton, song, thanks againl



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7 Re: Les Paul and Mary Ford/ Mockingbird Hill on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:17 am

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I love Chet Atkins,his persona, his demeanor>>at 14 he picked up a guitar,and taught himself,I may be wrong on this, but that is the story,I think~

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