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Please don't buy this book, skewered, mis-quoted, phony title.,
This review is from: The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret (Hardcover)
I was totally mis-quoted in this wrong skewered and silly book. Quotes from me are totally wrong and un-true, and I'm sure with others also. Our group of 350-400 1960s-70s studio musicians were never known by this Hal Blaine 1990-invented term, invented by someone who wanted to be famous - this book is full of slander also. The person who invented that clownish term never was good enough to be a movie film musician, so the fine movie-TV-film studio musicians are slandered...they never said that, they complimented us.....I know, I was there doing 100s of movie scores 1,000s of record date with them. No-one ever said "wrecking" at all, that's all invented by a jealous musician...
Please don't buy this phony book by a "writer" who made false promises of the "truth" (for a magazine article, never a book!) he changed my words, and others' words too, to fit his own needs for $$$ -- he wanted to be in "our studio business" etc. This is another bad poorly written wrong phony book, please don't buy.
CAROL KAYE 1st Call Bassist All Hollywood Studios, 1960s-1970s, author & leading educator, over 30 courses and tutors.
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2012 5:51:36 AM PDT
It'd be great to have a book from you, Carol. In the meantime, is there any book you'd recommend on the subject?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 9:16:00 AM PDT
Please see Earl Palmer's "BackBeat The Earl Palmer Story"...Earl is the most-recorded hit drummer, a warm person who did tons of hits since 1947. Also Bob Keane's autobiography (producer), there's other articles in magazines by other studio musicians such as: Joe Sample, Steve Douglas, see Plas Johnson's sight (sic), others like that: Perry Botkin, see films on my sight also, FAQ pages in Library, etc...Ronnie of Ronnie & Ronnette's book is fairly honest and accurate. Thank-you, Carol Kaye
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 10:40:59 AM PDT
Great, thanks Carol. I will search out the recommendations. My best, Charlie
Posted on Aug 13, 2012 5:35:44 PM PDT
Mike B. says:
Carol I have marveled at your skills for over forty=five years----God bless your talent, dedication and guts.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 7:25:18 PM PDT
Thank-you for your message,but please be aware there were a LOT of women jazz musicians from the 1920s on who worked alongside the men in jazz groups and in large orchestras. Please don't buy this phony book, regards, Carol Kaye
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 7:05:22 PM PDT
Chris Unrath says:
I'm a big fan as well............will take your advice
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 7:28:41 PM PDT
Thx for your message, yes waste of money & time on this phony stuff. I'd advise the Earl Palmer biography instead: "BackBeat The Earl Palmer Story" here on amazon.com excellent, and auto-bio by Bob Keane (producer) etc. We're all writing our books now and more on-film due out soon too....
Posted on Aug 23, 2012 10:26:32 AM PDT
S. E. Bradfield says:
I was thinking about getting this book, but if Carol Kaye says "Please don't buy it", that's good enough for me.
Steve Bradfield, a fellow bass player who never quite made a career of it, and a huge fan of yours.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2012 12:11:17 PM PDT
Steve, you're doing yourself a favor by not reading this made-up fantasy book,thanks for your message. But do get the Earl Palmer book, Earl was #1 recording drummer, a fine jazz drummer also, and recorded from 1947 on and did tons of great hits inc. Mission Impossible (we're both on that one), Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Tina Turner's River Deep Mountain High, Lou Rawls, Ritchy Valens, on and on. His book is here on Amazon: "BackBeat The Earl Palmer Story"...and other books that are excellent, autobiographies of Bob Keane (producer), Nelson Riddle (arranger), even Ronny of Ronnettes wrote a fairly good book. Keep playing bass, you never know where your chances might happen for gigs. Best, Carol K
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2012 12:16:11 PM PDT
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S. E. Bradfield says:
Wow! Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check out that book. And thanks for the encouragement.