Music: The New Sound

There is hardly a jukebox in the U.S. that will not disgorge one or two records by Guitarist Les Paul, alone or with his singing wife Mary Ford. So far this year, Paul and Ford have turned out about one bestseller a month.-If they keep it up, they will sell close to 6,000,000 records before the year is over—and that's tops in Tin Pan Alley's books. One secret of their success is a tape recorder on which Paul dubs multiple guitar and vocal passages, layer-cake style. The result is a reverberating volcano of polyphony which Paul calls "The New Sound."

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