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Spectral Analysis

By Jenny Gutbezahl

For each cut, identify the performer. Then use the color of the light (R=1; O=2; Y=3; G=4; B=5; I=6; V=7) as an index into the performers name. Do not use first names or leading articles. This gives the following:

Artist Color Letter
(The Neal) Hefti (Orchestra) Red H
(Jerry Lee) Lewis Orange E
(Harry) Nilsson Green S
(Louis) Prima Red P
(Patti) LaBelle (& the Bluebelles) Blue L
(The) Marcels Orange A
(Doris) Day Yellow Y
Tiny Tim (with Brave Combo) Indigo I
(Chet) Atkins (with Les Paul) Blue N
(Placido) Domingo Indigo G
(Katharine) McPhee Green H
(Caterina) Valente Violet E
(The) Mormon Tabernacle Choir Yellow R
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes Orange E
(Rufus) Wainwright Red W
(Carly) Simon Orange I
(Raymond) Scott (and the Secret Seven) Blue T
(Faith) Hill Red H
(Eric) Clapton Green P
(Israel) Kamakawhiwo’ole Indigo A
(Nana) Mouskouri Orange U
((Judy) Garland Green L

The clue phrase, “He’s playing here with Paul” refers to the duet of Chet Atkins and Les Paul. Using last names only yields the solution: ATKINS.