Post Number: 1498
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:26 am: |
I just got an email that the Wrecking Crew film is being shown in Dallas as a fundraising screening to provide funds to secure music licensing for national release. All you Dallas club members might want to check it out if you've got the chance. Go to www.wreckingcrewfilm.com for more info.
Post Number: 9676
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:05 am: |
Cool idea for a movie! I would love to see it someday.
Post Number: 2611
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:12 am: |
--- ah yet another great rock & roll misunderstanding on my part --
(Message edited by adriaan on September 30, 2010)
Post Number: 1510
|Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 7:40 am: |
Pre-Summer of Love, American Rock and Roll revolved around bands of musicians like these, the Funk Brothers at Motown, The BarKays and Booker T and the MG's in Memphis, and the various crews in NYC. It was a producer/manager's medium, not unlike today: Find some cute kids, buy some great songs from songwriters, knock off some great tracks from guys like the Wrecking Crew, then laugh all the way to the bank. Hey, hey, we're the Monkee$ . . . though that model would apply to a LOT of acts from those days.
Despite his career as an 'entertainer', Glen Campbell was/is a fabulous guitar player. Everybody here knows Carol Kaye (her lines under 'Good Vibrations' is the best 3-minute bass lesson in the world) and Joe Osborne.
Hal Blaine's drum track from "Hawaii 5-0" is classic 60's drumming. Those of us who remember the 60's are forever imbedded with these guys' playing in the back of our minds. MOST of the guys from the 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' band were doing this kind of work, usually with Leon Russell as session leader.
Listening to their playing on so many of those old records (along with Motown and the Beatles) made me want to be like them, and led me to playing bass. I was so moved, I had no choice...
J o e y
Post Number: 1499
|Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 6:17 am: |
One of the items on the website is online copies of the original AFM contracts for many landmark sessions. Sadly, the Outtake Theater seems to be disabled as of my post above. I would love to see the whole film also. I'm hoping they can get the funding to secure a national release of the film.
Joey, you took the words right out of my mouth.