My friend Rosie posted the following video to my Facebook timeline, along with this intriguing statement:
Knowing you know and love music as I …..thought I would share this with you…..what talent and zest for life…..she has played with the best…
Wow! So who is this phenomenal lady?
Carol Kaye (born March 24, 1935) is an American musician, best known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists in history, playing on an estimated 10,000 recording sessions in a 55-year career.
As a session musician, Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She played guitar on Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon & Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin. One of the most popular albums Carol contributed to was the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds.”
If for no other reason, you should go to that Wikipedia page just to check out the list of “Associated Acts” in the sidebar! And if that’s not enough…
I want ice water.
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