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Les Paul — Tico Tico
Album: Les Paul & Mary Ford Greatest Hits
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Released: 1951
Length: 1:36
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(Instrumental)
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Not exactly Jimmy Page...but, nice.
thanks for this fun tune! It was happy and sunny. 
Props for the technical ability, but I have to pass on this today.  Ha!  I was about to hit the "Next" button, and it ended!
 WonderLizard wrote:

I am continually amazed at the unashamed willingness of some to put on display their utter lack of musical knowledge.

 

Indeed. History-making man for the music and the technology. Whoever thinks RP is purely a Rock station doesn't understand the meaning of 'eclectic'. Keep up the good work, RP! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Clap}
More Les! {#Roflol}
If only this guy made guitars, he'd have made a fortune...
 zedstation wrote:
33 1/3 played on 78.

 
'Recuerdos de la Pinky y Perky' perhaps?
33 1/3 played on 78.
Not a huge fan of the spanish/south american "plinky plink" sound but wow, what a talented guitarist.
 jazzbo wrote:
Nice to hear Les ....but this is really terrible..all flash, no soul, no heart....Check out Jack Wilkins (no gimmicks) version of Tico Tico ! 

https://youtu.be/noiL6zvXpBY

 

 
wouldn't it be better stated that it doesn't speak to your soul and heart?
when he recorded this his heart could have been aching and tears flowing from his eyes
ya never know
 
Nice to hear Les ....but this is really terrible..all flash, no soul, no heart....Check out Jack Wilkins (no gimmicks) version of Tico Tico ! 

https://youtu.be/noiL6zvXpBY

 
 DanFHiggins wrote:
Les was incredible!

Watch this guy - 1967

Paco de Lucia Tico-Tico
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIXLC5SRC7w

 
Neh...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiLrvI7axMU
The real classic!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Gibson les paul honeyburst by ~Boerni1
Eichler Bernd  ©2008-2010 ~Boerni1

My new Gibson Les Paul...



 

That is one beautiful guitar!
Awful!
Was way ahead of his time. A true MASTER.  {#Bananajam}

{#Notworthy} 
Playing at the hour of my birth. That may account for a few things...
Les was incredible!

Watch this guy - 1967

Paco de Lucia Tico-Tico
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIXLC5SRC7w
 WonderLizard wrote:
I am continually amazed at the unashamed willingness of some to put on display their utter lack of musical knowledge.
 
Well, I consider myself to be musically knowledgeable and gave this a generous 2. Just because it has a 'name' on the label does not mean it is good by default. It certainly does not resonate with my lug holes. 
{#No} *STOP!!!!*
aaaahhhhhh Mary............
Made me look.
Or this (incredible!); 1 guitar, 4 hands!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii4lL9kLYzg
 Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE - especially terrible for a rock-station like RP!

 
I am continually amazed at the unashamed willingness of some to put on display their utter lack of musical knowledge.
Original version (and much, MUCH better version):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBNkXFCdIIU

It's a meddley, in fact, but worth watching.
Les Paul was a genius.
I've never heard this before, but I must say, that is some wacky sh*t. I like it. I play guitar, and I'm not even sure what the hell he's doing there. I couldn't listen to this all day, but as a quick burst of something fun, it's cool.
TERRIBLE - especially terrible for a rock-station like RP!
 TJS wrote:


Seriously, wtf are you talking about?

 
I think people in most places call it a joke. Would you like me to draw you a picture? Have you had enough sleep lately? {#Wave}
there is a reason GIBSON makes an instrument with this mans name on it.{#Guitarist}
Thanks, Les, for the electric guitar, multi-track recording, and some amazing way-ahead-of-it's-time music.
 loungelizard48 wrote:
Managed to fix the sound right on time to truly appreciate this genius musician. Realized I managed to connect to 2 Winamps at the same time...man what a mind trip THAT was...! There was a delayed echo effect going on that I thought was part of the composition...then Bill was eching in my livingroom and...ah...ha...{#Cowboy}


 
Hope he cleaned up after eching everywhere. You sure there wasn't some herbal assistance?
 AvoidingWork wrote:
 kcar wrote:

...which let Satan take over our souls. So, maybe not such a great guy. 


I think you're right!! 

Did you know that if you take two letters off his name, transpose every other letter with it's opposite letter in the alphabet, swap the fifth and third letters with the first and fourth letters, use a completely different letter for the second letter and finally put the last letter in the first spot it spells Satan.  That Satan is a tricky guy.

 
Ahh yes, and if you play that evil C&W music backwards you get your girl/boy back, your guitar and your dog.
 kcar wrote:

...which let Satan take over our souls. So, maybe not such a great guy. 

 

Seriously, wtf are you talking about?
 kcar wrote:

...which let Satan take over our souls. So, maybe not such a great guy. 


I think you're right!! 

Did you know that if you take two letters off his name, transpose every other letter with it's opposite letter in the alphabet, swap the fifth and third letters with the first and fourth letters, use a completely different letter for the second letter and finally put the last letter in the first spot it spells Satan.  That Satan is a tricky guy.
 kcar wrote:

...which let Satan take over our souls. So, maybe not such a great guy. 

 

What do you search for here?

{#Lol}


 zenhead wrote:
thanks, les, for inventing modern sound recording, electric guitars, and enabling rock and roll. 
 
...which let Satan take over our souls. So, maybe not such a great guy. 
thanks, les, for inventing modern sound recording, electric guitars, and enabling rock and roll. 
 Grammarcop wrote:
This is why I love RP. 
 
{#Drool} ah eh
This is why I love RP. 
 mauguima wrote:
Actually, this is a brazilian song, whose complete title is "Tico-tico no fuba". Originally it's a "chorinho" song.
 
I used to have this great album called Holiday in Brazil by Nestor Amaral and his orchestra that had this song. Amazing vocal work—awesome to hear this piece on RP, and it makes me long for my old copy.

One of my greatest pleasures was seeing him at the Iridium Cafe in NYC during his long residency there. That particular night Frank Vignola was his second and some guy from Brooklyn his third. They were breaking in a new bass player, an Australian woman. I didn't get the third guitarist's or bass player's names. At the break, we stepped outside for some fresh air (the days before the No Smoking bans), and there's the Brooklyn guitarist. So I go up to say "hello," and he's polite enough, "Yeah, fun playing with Les. (Pause.) Excuse me, but I think that's the blond from the second table..." and off he goes. Mrs. Lizard is floored. I'm laughing out loud.


Immortal
Hey neighbour...nice picture. Thanks for sharing. If only I had just one...{#Whistle}
On_The_Beach wrote:

Some dude named Jimmy seems to like Les Pauls.
(I hear he plays 'em real good too.)

 

Managed to fix the sound right on time to truly appreciate this genius musician. Realized I managed to connect to 2 Winamps at the same time...man what a mind trip THAT was...! There was a delayed echo effect going on that I thought was part of the composition...then Bill was eching in my livingroom and...ah...ha...{#Cowboy}

Great tune!
Les Paul. Thank you for the electric guitar and for the subsequent genrés that emerged from it.  This song was amazing. I quote:

Misterfixit wrote:

And this recording was made after the serious auto wreck which left him with his elbow fused.

Not to be patronizing, but some listeners may not realize that, as the inventor of multi-track recording, Les was known for speeding up the tape on certain guitar tracks as he assembled his songs. (He had at his disposal the world's first eight-track studio recorder, which he invented and built.)

His contributions to all of the music we listen to on RP cannot be overstated.

To listen to Mr. Paul's work, and to hear how he influenced the future of music - and not just rock music, but ALL music - is a humbling experience to anyone who aspires to write, play, or even read music.

Thank you, Misterfixit, for the facts.  And thank you, Mr. Paul, for your love of music, and for what you've given us children of music.


That's an old brazilian song - from Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935) - called "Tico-Tico no Fubá" (not only "Tico-Tico"). Tico-Tico is a bird and fubá is cornmeal. So, Tico-Tico no Fubá means Tico-Tico in the Cornmeal (Tico-Tico is eating my cornmeal).
 mauguima wrote:
Actually, this is a brazilian song, whose complete title is "Tico-tico no fuba". Originally it's a "chorinho" song.
 

And all these years here was me thinking that it was "Tico tico no fubar"   0



Some dude named Jimmy seems to like Les Pauls.
(I hear he plays 'em real good too.)


Gibson les paul honeyburst by ~Boerni1
Eichler Bernd  ©2008-2010 ~Boerni1

My new Gibson Les Paul...


Les Paul - creator of the electric guitar, and a whole different style of music.  He's an icon, for sure. "Tico Tico" is a bitch of a song to play, but he does it with style. Class act all the way. Solid 10.

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Inventor/performer Les Paul's death marks end of musical institution

The first time I saw Les Paul in action years ago, I didn't even know his legendary guitar was named after an actual person — let alone realize that guy was still alive and performing.

If felt like learning there was an actual person named Frigidaire or Kleenex.

As long as I'd been a musician — I'll celebrate 30 years seriously plugging away at it in December — the Gibson Les Paul had been an institution in pop music; the weapon of choice for everyone from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to Peter Frampton.

But watching Paul produce waves of sound from one of his guitars hooked up an early version of a tape delay echo effect — yup, he invented that, too — I realized one man had actually put together the instrument so many found so indispensable. It was like discovering one man had invented the drum set.

Now that amazing intellect has been stilled forever, with Paul's death today at the age of 94 from pneumonia.

Born Lester William Polfus, in Waukseha, Wis., on June 9, 1915, Paul first tinkered with musical invention sat age 13, trying to amplify his acoustic guitar with an old telephone receiver.

Eventually, he would invent the solid body electric guitar, the method of assembling a recording by taping individual performances separately (called "overdubbing") and more.

Besides an amazing knack for inventions, he was one hell of a guitar player, holding his own in recordings with Chet Atkins and amassing more than 36 gold records

I actually had the pleasure of watching Paul perform six years ago during a visit to New York music haunts that became a story for our Travel section. Then age 88, Paul was holding down his regular gig at Manhattan's Iridium Jazz Club, a basement-level performance space with a drink minimum and tables pushed right to the stage's edge.

That night, his array of guest stars included a tap dancer and a blues guitarist — both talented and surprising. But Paul was the biggest surprise, holding court with a smile and talent for making fun of his own advanced age.

"If I did just one chorus of that, they'd have to move my bathroom closer to my bed," he cracked, after the tap dancer was done. "Of course, it might be worth it."

RIP to a musician's musician — the man whose dreams fueled a million platinum records and a trillion string bending guitar solos.

Eric Deggans



 jagdriver wrote:

His contributions to all of the music we listen to on RP cannot be overstated.
 
Too, too true!

{#Guitarist}
I'm torn between recognizing what an incredible musician he was .... and wanting to have pizza the place my folks used to go to in the 50's with Chianti-bottle candles on the table....
He could have written video game music, too! {#Good-vibes}
Very fun song!

didn't even know it was Les Paul when it first came on. Pleasant surprise! 
R.I.P. Les.
ick
(San Diego, CA)
Posted: Aug 14, 2009 - 11:15 < Reply >

Just insane playing!  That fast in that high of register... talk about crazy fingers!   You contributed so much Les

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Misterfixit wrote:

And this recording was made after the serious auto wreck which left him with his elbow fused.

  
Not to be patronizing, but some listeners may not realize that, as the inventor of multi-track recording, Les was known for speeding up the tape on certain guitar tracks as he assembled his songs. (He had at his disposal the world's first eight-track studio recorder, which he invented and built.)

His contributions to all of the music we listen to on RP cannot be overstated.


Actually, this is a brazilian song, whose complete title is "Tico-tico no fuba". Originally it's a "chorinho" song.
I learned to play guitar from Les Paul's guitar guide.  He was amazing!
 ick wrote:
Just insane playing!  That fast in that high of register... talk about crazy fingers!

 
And this recording was made after the serious auto wreck which left him with his elbow fused.

Thanks for playing, Bill! ;)
One of my idols—my axe is a Gibson Les Paul Standard Black Beauty. RIP to perhaps the greatest ever.
RIP Les Paul.  Waukesha, WI's own.

{#Notworthy}

Thanks Bill! And whoever just gave this a 7 will have Les' curse with them through the day. Shame on you.
Just insane playing!  That fast in that high of register... talk about crazy fingers!   You contributed so much Les.


R.I.P. Mister Les Paul!  You are the icon to which all of us must genuflect.