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Ashton Drum's 07-29-2009 11:03 AM

The Wrecking Crew
 
For those wondering what Im blabbering on about The Wrecking Crew were a group of session musicians who earned wide acclaim in the 1960s. They backed dozens of popular singers including The Monkees The Beach Boys, The Partridge Family, The Mamas and the Papas, Sonny & Cher, The Carpenters, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkel to name a few and were one of the most successful "groups" of studio musicians in music history.

Some of the musicians in The Wrecking Crew were

guitar: Glen Campbell, Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Al Casey, Carol Kaye, Billy Strange, Don Peake, Howard Roberts, James Burton, Jerry Cole, Mike Deasy
saxophone: Steve Douglas, Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Nino Tempo, Gene Cipriano
trumpet: Roy Caton (contractor), Tony Terran, Ollie Mitchell
trombone: Lou Blackburn, Dick Hyde
keyboards: Leon Russell, Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John), Mike Melvoin, Don Randi, Larry Knechtel, Al Delory, Mike Rubini
bass: Carol Kaye, Joe Osborn, Max Bennett, Chuck Berghofer, Ray Pohlman, Larry Knechtel, Lyle Ritz, Jimmy Bond (007)
drums: Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Jim Gordon
percussion: Julius Wechter, Gary Coleman , Frank Capp (contractor)
conductor/arranger: Jack Nitzsche
Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

So what do you people think about these guys and girl

Ashton Drum's 07-29-2009 11:12 AM

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4 Attachment(s)
Some pics and vids

The Wrecking crew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzShxEa1LMo

Doc Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TveCBvVRvRk

rogue_drummer 07-29-2009 10:05 PM

Re: The Wrecking Crew
 
That is a cool story. Thanks for sharing that! Great pics.

DrumEatDrum 07-31-2009 07:37 AM

Re: The Wrecking Crew
 
I've read Hal Blaine's book on the Wrecking Crew. It's a good read.

I had the chance to meet Tommy Tedesco once before he died. I still remember that every time I here MASH come on the TV (he played the guitar that starts the theme song).

Ashton Drum's 07-31-2009 07:40 AM

Re: The Wrecking Crew
 
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Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 598910)
I've read Hal Blaine's book on the Wrecking Crew. It's a good read.

Cool I was thinking of trying to find that book now that I no its a good read I'll have to

Jeremy Bender 07-31-2009 07:59 AM

Re: The Wrecking Crew
 
I once read that the lady seated with the bass guitar (Carol Kaye) played on "Good Vibrations" by the "Beach Boys."

elpol 07-31-2009 08:28 AM

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ahhh, two U87's on the kit. (at least i think they're 87's). no messing around w/ those dudes!

TFITTING942 07-31-2009 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender (Post 598919)
I once read that the lady seated with the bass guitar (Carol Kaye) played on "Good Vibrations" by the "Beach Boys."

Don't say that to Hal Blaine. I e-mailed him a few months back (from his site) and he has no love for her! She claims to have played bass on EVERYTHING according to Hal and he says it's not true at all. She wasn't the one invited to the rock and roll hall of fame induction for the Wrecking Crew so that says a lot.

Ashton Drum's 08-12-2009 01:23 PM

Re: The Wrecking Crew
 
Found some more Wrecking Crew on youtube in the studio doing recording on the Beach Boys Pet Sounds album heres the song wouldn't it be nice the rest are in the boxes on the right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofByti7A4uM


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