She Really Did All Of That

You may not know who Carol Kaye is, but it’s very likely that you have heard her:

Carol Kaye  is one of the most prolific recorded bass guitarists in rock and pop music, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.

Kaye played on hundreds of commercially released recordings and soundtracks. This list represents only a small fraction of her recorded performances but they are the most recognizable.

  • Donna and La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (1958)[29]
  • Deuces, “T’s,” Roadsters & Drums – Hal Blaine (1963)
  • Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (1964)
  • You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers (1964)
  • These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra (1965)
  • The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood – Lee Hazlewood (1966)
  • Batman Theme – The Marketts (1966)
  • River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (1966)
  • Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys (1966)
  • Freak Out! – The Mothers of Invention (1966)
  • The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher (1967)
  • The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Harpers Bizarre (1967)
  • Wichita Lineman – Glenn Campbell (1968)
  • The Soul Brotherhood – Charles Kynard (1969)
  • Nancy – Nancy Sinatra (1969)
  • I Don’t Know What’s On Your Mind – Spiders Webb (1976)
  • Shades – J. J. Cale (1981)
  • The Wilsons – The Wilsons (1996)
  • Fast Man Raider Man – Frank Black (2006)

I hope you will check this video out and read a little about Carol too, she has a very amazing story and I think you will find it to be very inspirational.

Carol Kaye Website

The Girl Behind The Beach Boys

Happy Birthday Carol Kaye: A Career Of Hit Making & More Spotify Playlist

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Waltz With Me

It’s too bad, you’ve probably heard over and over again, that real life doesn’t have a soundtrack.

Who wouldn’t like to have a Pop tunes soaring around you on the good days, the Blues to accompany you on the hard days and a little Mozart playing in the background ( Or ELO, but that’s just me ) the rest of the time.

The thing of it is, when I was  a kid I did have a theme song.

I sang it on the way to school in the mornings, I sang it when I was learning to ride a two wheel bike and I sang it when I crashed it or fell out of the trees I liked to climb or when I was bored or waiting for my family to get to where we were going on car rides.

My Australian friends  consider this song their Unofficial Anthem, but I consider it my theme song and one day when I am being sent off into the great beyond I want it played at my funeral.

Just show up graveside, sing it and go.

So here it is- three different versions of ” Waltzing Matilda “but the soul of that song is in each one, so really they’re the same.

Somewhere in me, I suppose is that same spirit- at least I hope so.




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