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Butch Cassidy, Burt Bacharach and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

When is a song not a song? Why of course when it’s one of those pad a dap a dapadda, doob be doobee doop, pum… pum… pum… padadappada… 1,230 more words

1970s Songs

A Legend By Any Other Name: Hal Blaine

When I think back over the three plus decades I’ve worked in music, there are aha moments about the early years I wish I’d paid more attention to. 811 more words

American Culture

Film Review: The Wrecking Crew, A Documentary Film (2008). 5/5 Stars.

Wrecking Crew regular Carol Kaye front and centre.

Through ten years from the early 60s to the early 70s a loose collective of musicians known as the Wrecking Crew dominated the L.A recording scene playing on several thousand recordings including singles, albums, jingles, TV themes and films scores. 470 more words

Film Review

When You Can't Help But Being a Musician

by Angie Mack Reilly

Contact:  angie@ozaukeetalent.com

I have always said that “my people” are musicians.  I have come to know a lot of musicians over the years and the world needs to understand that we are a different breed. 520 more words

The Ever-Growing List of Famous Session Bands

It seems like every couple of years there’s a documentary about some renowned studio crew. A group of musicians that stuck together and helped create a style, a  497 more words

Music

Rocks In The Attic #464: The Beach Boys - ‘Surf’s Up’ (1971)

I think this might be my favourite era of the Beach Boys. Of course I love the ‘60s Beach Boys – who doesn’t? – but their albums around this period feature music that is just so fragile and different from the surf pop from which they made their name. 260 more words

Vinyl

Session Call Number One

One of the great things about doing a weekly public radio jazz show is that, every once in a while, I come across jazz musicians I’ve never heard of. 1,134 more words

Jazz