Dec 7 -All Things Les Paul: The Early Years of Recording
Les Paul Legacy Series
A Webinar with Gene Paul
December 7, 2020
This talk is part of the Les Paul Legacy Series hosted by the Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit at the Mahwah Museum. Les Paul’s son, Gene Paul, discusses the multifaceted history of Les and his many accomplishments.
Gene Paul was born in 1944 and grew up listening to stories about his father’s accomplishments; Gene was especially curious about Les’ ‘sound on sound’ machine and was able to ask Les many questions about it and his other innovations. By 1959, Gene had become an accomplished drummer, travelling and performing with Les and Mary. By the late 1960’s, Gene was working at Atlantic Records where he recorded with some of the greats of the time, including Aretha Franklin, The Modern Jazz Quartet and Gladys Knight.
Gene is in a unique position to tell these stories, as he learned directly from his father. He is a successful recording engineer himself. He is currently the chief mastering engineer at G&J Audio, a mixing and mastering studio for major and independent labels focused on reissues and new recordings.