Les Paul recorded an instrumental version of the song
that Capitol Records released a single in 1948 and later appeared on his album The New Sound
. This recording was the first time separate parts of a song were recorded asynchronously: Paul would record a guitar part and then played along with it, recording new guitar lines on top. All told, the final song combined eight different guitar tracks layered on top of each other. This technique of "multitracking"
later became common in the industry.
In pioneering the multitracking recording process, Paul went through 500 acetate discs. He used the same technique for the single's B-side, "Brazil."