“You’ve got to be the master of your instrument, you’ve got to be dedicated, and you’ve got to do a lot of practicing, especially in the beginning. Once you’ve got it, you’ve got it. It will always be with you.”
As I said the other day when I posted Part 1 of the Hal Blaine tribute medley, I could go on and on (and on) but I had to stop somewhere.
Blaine – who died on March 11 at the age of 90 – played on so many hit recordings (150 songs reached the Top Ten with 40 of them reaching #1) that posting them all could easily be a full-time gig, but I settled for a few of the artists he played with.
The last song was the final recording ever made by Glen Campbell. Joining him in the studio in January 2013 were his former Wrecking Crew bandmates; 75-year old pianist Don Randi, 75-year old bass guitarist Joe Osborn, and an 83-year old drummer named Hal Blaine.
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Hal Blaine Medley, Part 2
Sam Cooke – Crystals – Bobby Darin
Beach Boys – Paul Revere & The Raiders – Petula Clark
5th Dimension – Vogues – T-Bones
The First Edition – John Lennon – Captain & Tennille
Frank Sinatra – Johnny Rivers – Albert Hammond
Neil Diamond – Simon & Garfunkel – Glen Campbell