Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday music, Les Paul and Mary Ford

Famous multi-track husband and wife duo, Les Paul and Mary Ford. "Tiger Rag" recorded 1952. 

From Wikipedia: Between the years 1950 and 1954, Les Paul and Mary Ford had 16 top-ten hits. They had five top-ten hits within nine months: "Tennessee Waltz," "Mockin' Bird Hill," "How High the Moon" (#1 for nine weeks), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise," and "Whispering." 

From August 1952 to March 1953 they had five more top-ten hits: "My Baby's Coming Home," "Lady of Spain," "Bye Bye Blues," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," and "Vaya Con Dios" (#1 for 11 weeks).

Coming up: Major Dundee (1965)


  1. This duo was very popular. Everywhere you went their music was playing. Just couldn't get enough of it.

    1. Ford's multi-track recording technology at the time was considered such a feat of ingenuity. And the songs were all so easy to like.

  2. It seems like these two were on the radio all the time when I was growing up.