|Carol Kaye/see photo credits|
I read on FACEBOOK that today's Carol Kaye's 81st birthday. A perfect day to celebrate her achievements. So, I'm gonna find more. O.K?
Here's what WIKIPEDIA said: "is an American musician, known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.". .
From what I saw....she was the bassist for just 'bout everybody that we Hippies loved back then.
First of all. She was born in my neck of the woods Everett, Washington and raised in Port Angeles, Washington. In the 60's, at the young age of 14, she taught guitar in Los Angeles, CA. and played jazz. As I understood it, Kaye played for SAM COOKE,and somehow, when a bass player did not show up for a studio gig, she was asked to fill in at CAPITAL Records. That was the beginning of it all. Here's a list of folks she played with or for: From WIKIPEDIA again...:"The Beach Boys, Phil Spector,The Doors, Ritchie Valens,Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra,Glen Campbell, Leon Russell,Sonny & Cher, Joe Cocker,Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Frank Zappa, Ike & Tina Turner, Johnny Mathis,Simon & Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, The Marketts, Herb Alpert, The Buckinghams, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Monkees,Buffalo Springfield, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass: . That 'bout wraps it up. except 'Happy Birthday, Carol'. The end, Jan
PHOTO CREDITS: Go to FOR BASS PLAYERS ONLY.. HERE.....
Cool video links below... .
1.] CAROL KAYE, by