The Resource The wrecking crew : [the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret], Kent Hartman, (electronic resource)

The wrecking crew : [the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret], Kent Hartman, (electronic resource)

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The wrecking crew : [the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret]
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The wrecking crew
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[the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret]
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Kent Hartman
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Wrecking Crew
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the inside story of rock and rolls best kept secret
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eng
Summary
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 & Cher, and Simon & 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. Listeners will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night. "The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture
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A tribute to the largely uncredited studio musicians who dominated the music scene in the 1960s and 1970s discusses their artistic achievements and rivalries while tracing the careers of such musicians as Hal Blaine and Carol Kaye
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Audies: History, 2013.
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Hartman, Kent
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781.660922
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Rock musicians
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the inside story of rock and roll's best kept secret
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The wrecking crew : [the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret], Kent Hartman, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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The wrecking crew : [the inside story of rock and roll's best-kept secret], Kent Hartman, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452628066
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT10756400
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