The Wrecking Crew – A Great Film On L.A. Session Musicians

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    Art Munson

    Last night I finally got to see a film I’ve been meaning to see for years. It’s not in general release but has been shown all over the world and won many awards.

    It’s a film about a loose coalition of 20 to 30 session musicians that were responsible for hundreds of hit records recorded in L.A. between the late 50s to early 70s. From Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys to Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound” these guys (and one notable woman) were magic. The film was particularly poignant for me as I played with just about all of those players during my days of session work from 1962 through 1978. I was never in the “Crew” as their playing was far and away above my skills. Still it was an honor to have worked with them all those many years ago. Last night was another treat for me as Don Randi (monster piano player in the Crew) was at the film and I hadn’t seem him for years. Don and I go way back from producing an album of our band “Bigfoot”, to getting me my first big paying job in L.A. after I moved there.

    If you are interested in the film go to and get on the mailing list to see it when it comes to your area. A real treat!

    #7414 Reply

    Nice one, would love to see that.

    #7423 Reply

    Wow, would love to see that!

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    Art Munson

    Hey Mark, next one here:

    November 11, 2012 3:00PM
    562 W. 4th St.
    San Bernardino, CA 92401

    Q&A with Hal Blaine, Don Randi and Director Denny Tedesco
    Special Guest, Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean
    Tickets: $20 General Admission
    Buy Tickets Online
    Email for VIP Seating

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    I have been helping Denny promote the film on Facebook and Twitter and other social sites.

    Here are the links to their Facebook and Twitter pages for those who want to follow with updates on screenings, and other Wrecking Crew things.


    #7449 Reply

    Can’t wait to see this!! Hey Art, the “Bigfoot” album cover is pretty trippy! Looks like some dirty feet on that cove also!! I’d love to hear it. Looks like it’s fetching some decent money in the used vinyl market.

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    Art Munson

    Hi euca, I don’t even know who owns the Bigfoot master now. I should just post it anyway as a number of people are interested in it. Bigfoot was the band that other musicians came to see. It was quite something but like most bands it just blew up and swore me off bands for good!

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    Two upcoming screenings in the Pacific Northwest this month.

    November 13, 2012 2:00PM, 8:30PM
    1318 Bay Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225

    November 15, 2012 2:00PM, 7:30PM
    1226 Meade Avenue
    Prosser, WA 99350

    For details and tickets go to:

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    Mark Lewis

    Tommy Tedesco was one of my instructors at the Guitar Institute of Technology back in the day (now Musician’s Institute). Learned a lot of cool tricks from him.


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    @ Mark Lewis

    Hey I went to GIT too!!  I remember it was near Christmas and Tommy & Tim Bogart treated us to a surprise concert and Tommy dressed up like Santa Claus and started doing all these posses wile playing some hotroded strat ( those where popular back in the 80’s with the Floyd Rose and ALL that ) any how after seeing some of  the film snippets on you tube I can attest that YES Tommy Tedesco was a great musician, a 100% grade A human being, a nutter of the highest order and that’s what made him so charming and loved and it’s so true , you can have all the talent and chops in the world but if you aren’t an easy hang you probably ain’t going to be getting too many gigs.

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