Various Artists – The Wrecking Crew (4CD Set)

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Description

Release Date: 2020

Label: Wienerworld

 

Track List

Disc 1:

(Ronettes) – Be My Baby
(The Moments) – Walk Right In
(Gary Lewis and The Playboys) – This Diamond Ring
Jewel Akens – The Birds and the Bees
(Ritchie Valens) – La Bamba
(Shelly Fabre) – Johnny Angel
(The Byrds) – Mr. Tambourine Man
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr – Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr discuss Stoned Soul Picnic
(5th Dimension) – Stoned Soul Picnic
(The Routers) – Let’s Go Pony
(April and Nino) – Deep Purple
(Ritchie Valens) – Donna
(Chris Montez) – Let’s Dance
(Mike Melvoin) – Mike Melvoin Drummer Joke
Dean Torrence – Dean Torrance talks about Baby Talk
(Jan and Dean) – Baby Talk
(The Mamas and The Papas) – Monday Monday
(The Teddy Bears) – To Know Him Is To Love Him
(The Sandpipers) – Guantamera

Disc 2:
(The Beach Boys) – Good Vibrations
(The Mamas and The Papas) – California Dreamin’
(Tommy Roe) – Dizzy
Barry McGuire – Barry McGuire talks about Eve of Destruction
(Barry McGuire) – Eve of Destruction
(The Association) – Windy
(5th Dimension) – Up Up and Away
(Herb Alpert) – This Guy’s In Love With You
(Harry Nilsson) – Everybody’s Talkin’
(Miss Toni Fisher) – The Big Hurt
(The Monkees) – Mary Mary
(Sonny and Cher) – The Beat Goes On
(Jack Nitzsche) – Baja
(The Shacklefords) – California Sunshine Girl
(Michael Nesmith) – Flying Telecaster
(Michael Nesmith) – You Told Me
(Suzi Jane Hokom) – Little War

Disc 3:
(Glen Campbell) – Witchita Lineman
(The Grass Roots) – Midnight Confessions
(The Beach Boys) – God Only Knows
(Wayne Newton) – Danke Shoen
Louie Shelton – Louie Shelton takes about Valleri
(The Monkees) – Valleri
(Sam Cooke) – Another Saturday Night
(The Marketts) – Out of Limits
(Ann-Margret and Lee Hazlewood) – Sleep in the Grass
(Paul Revere and the Raiders) – Indian Reservation
Mike Melvoin – Mike Melvoin Saxophone Player Joke
(Cher) – Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
(Seals and Crofts) – Summer Breeze
(Jack Nitzsche) – The Lonely Surfer
Hal Blaine – Hal Blaine 3 Piece Suit Joke
(The Tijuana Brass) – Whipped Cream
(The Mamas and The Papas) – Dedicated to the One I Love
(Ray Charles) – Bein’ Green
(Bobby Sherman) – Julie Do Ya Love Me
(Lee Hazlewood) – Forget Marie

Disc 4:
(Hal Blaine) – The Beat Goes On
(Al Casey) – Surfin’ Hootenanny
(Billy Strange) – James Bond Theme
(Tommy Tedesco) – Walking and Talking
(Al Delory) – Floreando
(Don Randi and John DePatie) – DePatie Melt
(Buddy Collette) – Safari West
(Hal Blaine) – Deep Drum
(Mike Deasy) – Lost In The Shuffle
(Frank Capp) – Cute
(Dennis Budimir) – Concierto De Aranjuez
(Emil Richards) – Ciao Bella
(Michel Rubini) – Blues Cha Cha
(Lyle Ritz) – Beginner’s Luck
(Chuck Berghofer) – Afternoon In Paris
(Barney Kessel) – Begin the Blues
(Tommy Tedesco) – Room 2000
(Plas Johnson) – Grease Patrol

 

Notes

Deluxe 4 CD boxset featuring many of the biggest hits that the Wrecking Crew played on for numerous artists/bands including The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Righteous Brothers, Herb Albert, Ray Charles, Sonny & Cher, Seals and Crofts and more.
The Wrecking Crew was the “house” band for West Coast Pop/Rock hits from the U.S. in the mid-60s. The combined firepower of these studio giants performed on countless hits helping fuel tens of millions of dollars in single and album sales. If you listened to songs by The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, The Fifth Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas, The Turtles, The Monkees and scores of others, they all relied on spontaneous tasty licks/fills these pros provided to flesh out and finish ideas. This deluxe 4CD boxset illustrates part of the story of “The Wrecking Crew”. This is the first time this grouping of songs has ever been put together. Each song was chosen because of a connection to the Wrecking Crew session musicians. The credits of the musicians listed were compiled from contracts provided by the American Federation of Musicians.

 

 

 

 

 

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