Les And Mary
Les and Mary is a studio album released by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1955 on Capitol Records.
The album features ten vocals by Mary Ford. The songs contained in the album are noted for their diversity. Les Paul. Alone and/or with Mary Ford, Paul plays with pop standards ("On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Just One of Those Things"), old jazz ("Twelfth Street Rag"), Berlin cabaret-vintage Kurt Weill ("Moritat" a.k.a. "Mack the Knife," which Paul at first tried to copyright under his own name as "Theme from Laughing Eyes"!), gospel ("Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"), Brazilian samba ("Tico Tico"), even a recent country hit like Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On." Paul and Ford were beginning to stretch the limits of their hit formula, the energy of "Tico" and Ford's spirited choral belting of "I'm Movin' On" have plenty of the pizzazz.