Saturday, January 9, 2010

Carol Kaye

I did a little research on Carol Kaye after hearing Laura Veir's, "Carol Kaye" song on her upcoming album July Flame. First of all, Laura's album is so good and I highly recommend everyone to buy it.
What I found out about Carol was that she was somewhat of a phenom. At the age of 22, she was a studio bass player for Capitol Records working with Sam Cooke. I'd say her most notorious work was being the bass player on the Pet Sounds record for the Beach Boys. Other notable albums include David Axelrod's Songs of Innocence, Dusty Springfield's Cameo, and Zappa's Freak Out.
She also performed on many scores for film and some singles (on guitar) such as : The Crystals "Then He Kissed Me," Ritchie Valens "La Bamba," Jan & Dean's "Surf City," The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling," and Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On."
On Veirs' song, she sings "It would be so cool to be like Carol Kaye," which I think we all would given her track record.
Go here to learn more about Carol Kaye & her team of studio musicians.

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