the wrecking crew

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    Apr 30
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    May 03
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not sure if you've heard of the wrecking crew, but you've definitely heard them.

wrecking crewthe subject of a recent, fascinating and fun documentary, the wrecking crew was 15-20 (depending on who's counting) of the best session musicians in la from the 60s to mid-70s. 

you thought you were hearing the beach boys, the association, the tijuana brass, the monkees, and the byrds, but you were hearing folks like drummers hal blaine, jim gordon, jim keltner, earl palmer; guitarists tommy tedesco, bass player carole kaye, keyboardist leon russell...frequently jazz musicians, who were paid to play tight, solid, innovative rock grooves.