HAL BLAINE: DRUMS! DRUMS! A GO-GO!

 HRKCD 8201

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It has been said that Hal Blaine who died in March 2019 aged 90 was the most recorded drummer in pop music history. After 60 years in the music business, he has played on over 4,000 records. Over 3,000 of these made it onto the Billboard Hot 100. More than 300 were certified gold and at least 40 of them hit the #1 position. Some of the artists Blaine has worked with include The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Jan & Dean, Nancy Sinatra, The Carpenters and Herb Alpert. He was member of the so-called Phil Spector "Wrecking Crew" on productions for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love and others featured the drumming of Hal Blaine, as did many orchestral pieces by arrangers such as Jimmie Haskell and Nelson Riddle.

This CD is an instrumental album, since Hal didn't sing. The album mostly features cover versions of recent hits. Although it is not a live album, it features audience reactions dubbed in, to simulate the "a go-go" sound featured on the Johnny Rivers live albums that were popular at the time. The album is a lot of fun. It is designed to showcase Hal's drumming, and it does that quite well. Fans of 1960s instrumentals should dig it! And the Milla Jovavich cover is a bonus!

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Track Listing
1. Topsy '65
2. Wooly Bully
3. Whisky A Go-Go
4. Money (That's What I Want)
5. Cannonball
6. La Bamba
7. Rumble
8. California Sun
9. Oo-Poo-Pah-Doo
10. Midnight At Pinks
11. Land Of 1000 Dances
12. Drums A Go-Go