Drifting and Dreaming
Drifting and Dreaming is a real lap steel guitar song, that originally did NOT feature the floating sound that only the steel guitar can produce. Read on.
One day I happened to pick up Les Paul's Lovers' Luau release, which contains an all-Hawaiian classic setlist performed by multi-tracked electric guitars, that evoke sounds of lap steel, piano, ukulele and bass, done in the inimitable way that only Les could do it.
Being a huge Hawaiian music fan, the disk was always in my rotation, until fast forward many years when, after discovering the lap steel guitar, I returned to the recording and began transcribing all the classics on the disk, starting with Drifting and Dreaming.
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Pick up a copy of this fantastic album of all Hawaiian favorites played by the legend himself: Les Paul.
My live lap steel rendition found on this page was recorded completely live on a videocam mic with no video--thus the very raw sound--just me plugged into a humming Fender Twin Reverb accompanied by a piano player friend.