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    With a little help from Carol Kaye

    Tell us about the songs, which were recorded with the (little) help from the "Wrecking crew"-member Carol Kaye.
    There must be more than 1000 songs with Carol Kaye playing the bass guitar.
    Here is the beginning: Joe Cocker "Feeling alright", recorded 1969, produced by Denny Cordell.
    Power and passion....
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    It's her bass run in "The Beat Goes On"...and many more, as you said. Wrecking Crew is a great doc.

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    Sonny & Cher, The Beat Goes On, ATCO France, 5001 P

    Carole Kaye played the bass guitar. And the beat goes on forever...
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    Love, Forever Changes, 1967, Elektra Germany, K 42015

    Carole Kaye and "The Wrecking Crew" on tracks A3 "Andmoreagain" and A4 "The daily planet". Andonemoreagain with Carole Kaye's bass artistry.
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    OST, What's New Pussicat?, 1965

    The typical style of Carol Kaye-bass playing on many of these fantastic Bacharach/Hal David tracks. And Tom was the tomcat!
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    Buffalo Springfield, Expecting to fly, 1967

    A dream accompanied by Carol Kaye. She played on several tracks on "Again". Today nobody exactly knows on which tracks she played the bass guitar.
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    Dusty Springfield, Cameo, 1973, ABC/Dunhill USA, DSX 50128

    There are two well known bass players involved in these recordings: Wilton Felder and Carol Kaye. Inner sleeve note of the musicians credits: "Base: Witon Felder, Carole Kaye" (sic!)
    If you listen to these wonderful interpretations, you may recognize each other.
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    JJ Cale, Carry On, 1980

    A1 "Carry on" on LP "Shades" by JJ Cale: Carol Kaye, bass. Tommy Tedesco, guitar. Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.
    Carry on, Carol....
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    Cass Elliot, Same, 1972, RCA US, LSP 4619

    Light as a feather: fine bass playing work by Carol, especially typical on B3 " I think it's going to rain today" and B4 "Cherries Jubilee"
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    Lalo Schifrin, Mission Impossible, OST, 1967, MCA UK, SVLP 0041, 2LP

    Crunchy bass played with a plektrum by Carol Kaye.
    Listen to the intro of "Mission Blues" B5.
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    Glen Campbell, Wichita Lineman, 1968

    Carol Kaye: "There wasn't any music in front of me, just some chord changes. I played the roots and tried to let the tune unfold. When you have a great song- and i could tell right away that Wichita Lineman was very special- you try to create a background to the words. You don't want to get in the way. At one point, though, Jimmy Webb stopped me and had me do some fills. Then it was decided that i should start off the song. So that's what you hear: me on my bass, playing this little bouncy part that introduces the number."
    The same also applies to "Galveston" and many many other songs of Glen Campbell. Important part of the music history: Carol Kaye and the "Wrecking Crew".
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