Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (1965–66)

Drums: Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon

Fender Bass: Carol Kaye

String Bass: Lyle Ritz, Chuck Berghofer

Guitars: Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, Barney Kessel, Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman, Billy Strange, Carl Wilson, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco

Piano: Al De Lory, Don Randi, Larry Knechtel

Accordion: Carl Fontina, Frank Morocco

Percussion: Frank Capp, Jerry Williams, Julius Wechter, Gary Coleman

Trumpet: Ray Caton

Saxophone: Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, Bill Green, Len Hartman, Jack Nimitz

Flute: Jules Jacob, Bill Green

French Horn: Alan Robinson

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Harpsichord: Mike Melvoin

Organ: Brian Wilson, Larry Knechtel

Theremin: Paul Tanner


Frank Zappa, Lumpy Gravy (1967)

Piano, celeste, electric harpsichord: Paul Smith,

Lincoln Mayorga, Pete Jolly

Drums: John Guerin, Frank Capp, Shelley Manne

Percussion: Emil Richards, Gene Estes, Alan Estes, Victor Feldman

Woodwinds: Ted Nash, Bunk Gardner, Don Christlieb, Gene Cipriano

Guitars: Tommy Tedesco, Al Viola, Dennis Budimir

Bass: Jimmy Bond, Chuck Berghofer, Lyle Ritz


Chet Baker, Blood, Chet and Tears (1970)

Tenor Sax: Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson

Guitar: Al Casey, Mike Deasy, Joe Pass, Tommy Tedesco

Bass: Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborne

Drums: Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman

Strings: The Sid Sharp Strings


Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On (1973)

Recorded in Los Angeles and Detroit, mixing local and Motown players. Players included:

Piano: Marvin Gaye, Rene Hall, Joe Sample, Marvin Jenkins, David Van DePitte (arranger, conductor)

Guitar: Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin, Lewis Shelton, David T. Walker, Robert White, Eddie Willis

Saxophone: Ernie Watts, Plas Johnson

Vibes: Emil Richards, Victor Feldman

Bass: Wilton Felder, James Jamerson

Drums: Paul Humphrey, Uriel Jones

Percussion: Bobbye Hall Porter, Eddie “Bongo” Brown


Steely Dan, Katy Lied (1975)

Personnel included:

Guitar: Dean Parks, Larry Carlton

Piano: David Paich

Bass: Chuck Rainey, Wilton Felder

Drums: Jeff Porcaro, Hal Blaine

Percussion: Victor Feldman

Alto Sax: Phil Woods


Tom Waits, One From the Heart (1982)

Piano: Tom Waits, Pete Jolly, Bob Alcivar

Guitar: Dennis Budimir

Bass: Greg Cohen

Organ: Ronnie Baron

Percussion: Victor Feldman, Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro

Drums: Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne

Reeds: Lanny Morgan, Gene Cipriano, Teddy Edwards

Trumpets: Chuck Findley, Jack Sheldon

Accordion: Pete Jolly

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