1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by charge » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:00 am

Les Paul and Mary Ford - Columbus Stockade Blues


Les Paul and Mary Ford - Your Cheatin’ Heart


Les Paul and Mary Ford - I Just Don’t Understand


Les Paul and Mary Ford - Ham ‘N Grits
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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:44 am

Classy stuff! Reminded how good an FZ sounds with a bass, the original intended instrument...
Love how fun those tracks are; God bless Les Paul!
His personality comes right through—his sense of humor, his ingenuity, I wish he were still around.

Thanks charge!
Do we know what year those tracks are from?
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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by HorseyBoy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:49 am

psycho*daisies wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:44 am
Do we know what year those tracks are from?
Discogs has the "Swingin' South!!" album released in 1962! :freakout:

https://www.discogs.com/Les-Paul-And-Ma ... ter/579101

Makes sense as the Ann Margret version of "I just Don't Understand" is from June of 1961. I always forget how early some of these recordings are!
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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:12 pm

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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1 & FZ-1A

Post by HorseyBoy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:10 am

psycho*daisies wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:41 am
Yes!!! Isn't that main guitar fantabulous?!
Btw, Is it Tremolo or Vibrato? I think it might be the latter, but curious what others think...
And i must say I'm not 100% that's even a steel guitar with Fuzz-Tone - just a guess, the way he's playing it (whoever it was), is playing similar licks that a harmonica player would play, right? But then some parts just have a resonance like a stringed/guitar. Magnificent production!
At first i was gonna say, it's probably Al Casey on the up-front guitar, and Lee Hazlewood on production, but i looked at Clark's wikipedia and looks like he quit for a few years around 1960 and then did some singles like this, but no mention of Casey and produced by Ramsey for his label, Ramco.

You think that amp is a Magnatone, Fender (brownface) or other?
This is a blast from the past, but I just noticed Numero are re-releasing Sanford Clark's "They Call Me Country" and their blurb suggests it's Waylon Jennings (!!) playing the fuzz guitar on the album:

http://numerogroup.com/products/sanford ... me-country
Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix’s Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow Bakersfield’s outlaw sound and ignore Nashville’s countrypolitan flair, standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music’s third generation. Clark’s booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and drinking til you can’t stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration.
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Re: 1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:27 pm

Goodstuff, HorseyBoy :tu: And now for some Nadine inspired shenanigans
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