Les Paul & Mary Ford - Les and Mary (1955)
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Between 1950 and 1963 Les Paul & Mary Ford recorded 10 great albums of originals, which remains until today a really trademark of the Fifties. This one, “Les And Mary”, is one of the very best. The duo treat the songs of Cole Porter, Hank Snow and Kurt Weill and others with an eclecticism and an unabashed love for the whole musical panorama. Instrumentals of brilliant virtuosity along with songs sung with facile sophistication by Mary Ford are fine examples of their best work, albeit less well known than some of their hits. In fact, it is the effortlessness of some of their songs that some modern listeners may find off-putting, believing in error that great art needs to be histrionic and born of turbulent emotions. The America reflected in the songs of Les Paul and Mary Ford is one of love and optimism and the can-do pluck that is characteristic of the resolve that Les Paul put into every endevor he attempted.