The Wrecking Crew
The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-kept SecretDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not.On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny and Cher, and Simon and Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars.Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye, who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. :, Tantor Media ;, 
Copyright Date: phonogram 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 hr., 41 min.) analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda