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Wrecking Crew Special
Righteous Brothers – Harlem Shuffle (Verve)
Blossoms – Soul and Inspiration (Bell)
BJ and the Profits – It’s Gonna Rain Outside (Uptown)
Sonny and Cher – Baby Don’t Go (Reprise)
Cher – Hey Joe (Imperial)
Lesley Gore – Off and Running (Mercury)
Dino Desi and Billy – Look Out Girls (Here We Come) (Reprise)
Nino Tempo and April Stevens – I Love How You Love Me (Atco)
Hal Blaine (the Drummer Man)and the Young Cougars – Challenger II (RCA)
Hal Blaine – Drums a Go Go (Dunhill)
Glen Campbell – Guess I’m Dumb (Capitol)
Beach Boys – Here Today (Capitol)
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Capitol)
Gene Clark – So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Columbia)
Asylum Choir – Welcome to Hollywood (Smash)
Van Dyke Parks – Come to the Sunshine (MGM)
Van Dyke Parks – Number Nine (MGM)
Carson and Gaile – Something Stupid (Kapp)
Nilsson – Daddy’s Song (RCA)
Peggy Lipton – The Lady of the Lake (Ode)
Stapleton-Morley Expression – Straight Shooter (Dunhill)
Tina Mason – Are You There (Capitol)
Tommy Roe – Dizzy (ABC)
Paul Williams – Trust (Warner Brothers)
Honey LTD – Come Down (LHI)
Mike Melvoin – Paperback Writer (Liberty)
Surf Symphony – Green Water Sails (Capitol)
Surf Symphony – The Warmth of the Sun (Capitol)
Gary Lewis and the Playboys – Me About You (Liberty)
Peggy Lee – Everyday People (Capitol)
Checkmates LTD – Black Pearl (A&M)
Welcome to this month’s episode (#48) of the Iron Leg Radio Show.
This month is a very special episode, dedicated to the sounds of the famous studio juggernaut that came to be known as the Wrecking Crew.
If you haven’t read Kent Hartman’s outstanding book on the subject, or seen Denny Tedesco’s documentary, I highly recommend you do so post haste.
I tried to stay away (for the most part) from the better known tunes associated with the Crew, and dug into the crates for some unusual, lesser-heard numbers, including some records done by members of the group under their own names.
As always, I hope you dig it.
See you next week.