In the Les Paul tradition… a collection of unique recordings from the mid-‘80s, when I specialized in this solo approach to rendering my instro ideas. I played all the parts here, including the bass and the painstakingly programmed Lynn-drum machine...

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'85  
I Wonder Why
Paul Johnson
Doo-wop guitars! Out of love for this Dion & The Belmont´s tune, I painstakingly replicated every nuance of each of their voices. (Check it out with the original.)
Paul Johnson. Guitar
'84  
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Paul Johnson
a PJ original  My original melody, inspired by hearing the words to the traditional hymn read as a poem. This track was featured as a "soundpage" insert in Guitar Player magazinein ´86.
Escape to Reality
'85  
Tequila Rag
Paul Johnson
From my ´80s multitrack collection. Nifty Tex-Mex tune that I learned from a ´30s recording by Cliff Bruner and His Boys.
Eclectric Guitar
'85  
Life is Like a Mountain Railway
Paul Johnson
A country gospel favorite of mine — a song that´s rich with reverence and feeling...
'85  
Looking Out My Window
Paul Johnson
A real toe-tapper...
Paul Johnson, Guitar
'85  
To Know Him is to Love Him
Paul Johnson
Here´s my version of the Teddy Bears´ hit (Phil Spector´s first big smash)... I tweaked the drum machine to sound like I´m beating on trash cans.
Eclectric Guitar
'84  
Gird Thy Sword On
Paul Johnson
I rocked up this spiritual song that was written and sung (much more gently than I play it) by my friend Linda Morgan in the ´70s. She derived it from the Psalms.
Escape to Reality
'85  
Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
Paul Johnson
My version of a worship song written by my friend Rebecca...