The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Director: Denny Tedesco Cast: Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra

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Overview

The Wrecking Crew

The names Hal Blaine, Plas Johnson, Carol Kaye, Earl Palmer, Don Randi and Tommy Tedesco may not mean much to most music fans, but nearly everyone has heard and loved their work. They were members of the team of session musicians nicknamed "the Wrecking Crew," and they were the backbone of the West Coast pop music industry in the Sixties. Gifted, versatile and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something memorable, the Wrecking Crew were the players who turned the Wall of Sound in Phil Spector's head into a reality, and helped Brian Wilson create the musical vision that would redefine California pop. The Wrecking Crew also backed up everyone from Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas and the Monkees to Herb Alpert, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, but while they became legends in the music business, they were all but unknown to the millions of people who made their records some of the biggest hits of the day. Filmmaker Denny Tedesco -- whose father Tommy was a member of the Wrecking Crew and perhaps the most recorded guitarist in history -- brings the free-wheeling story of the most famous musicians you've never heard of to the screen with the documentary The Wrecking Crew, which includes interviews with Cher, Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McGuinn, Mickey Dolenz, Dick Clark and many more.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2015
UPC: 0876964008549
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 2,507

Special Features

Disc one:; Deleted scenes:; Songs; Themes; Musician Jokes; Disc two:; Deleted Scenes:; Musicians; Artists; Producers/Arrangers; Engineers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Wilson Participant
Cher Participant
Nancy Sinatra Participant
Micky Dolenz Participant
Jimmy Webb Participant
Lou Adler Participant
Hal Blaine Participant
Don Randi Participant
Roger McGuinn Participant
Earl Palmer Participant
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Carol Kaye Bass
Al Casey Guitar
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Joe Osborn Bass

Technical Credits
Denny Tedesco Director,Producer
Herb Alpert Executive Producer
Cliff Burnstein Executive Producer
Suzanne Coffman Musical Direction/Supervision
Trish Govoni Cinematographer,Editor
Suzie Greene Producer
Chris Hope Producer
Julie Glaze Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Dennis Joyce Executive Producer
Randy Kirk Associate Producer
Jon Leonoudakis Producer
Mitchell Linden Producer
Jerry Moss Executive Producer
Claire Scanlon Editor,Producer
Micki Stern Musical Direction/Supervision
Michelle Sullivan Associate Producer
Rodney Taylor Cinematographer
Damon Tedesco Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Wrecking Crew!
1. The Know-How [4:57]
2. Studio Musicians [5:50]
3. Rock 'N' Roll [5:39]
4. "We Made It Swing!" [7:22]
5. The Guitar [4:52]
6. Gold Star [5:24]
7. "One of the Guys" [8:16]
8. Sonny & Cher [7:42]
9. The B Team [6:34]
10. Jam Sessions [4:59]
11. The T-Bones [5:40]
12. Bar 95 [8:40]
13. California Dreamin' [6:18]
14. This Was Gold Star [7:51]
15. Reprise [4:53]
16. Backbeat [6:41]
1. Fruits, Rocks & Vegetables [1:24]
1. California Dreamin' [3:44]
1. You've Lost That Loving Feelin' [5:02]
1. Billy Strange - A Little Less Conversation [1:49]
1. Billy Strange - Nat King Cole [2:15]
1. Billy Strange - Something Stupid [2:50]
1. Bones' Mistake [1:11]
1. "Peake Moment" In Motown [2:27]
1. Eve Of Destruction [3:28]
1. The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In [3:53]
1. The 5th Dimension - Up, Up And Away [3:55]
1. The Flying Telecaster [3:52]
1. Hawaii Five-O [2:52]
1. Louis Shelton [2:20]
1. Close To You - Richard Carpenter [4:01]
1. Billy Strange - Sloop John B [2:08]
1. Emil Richards - Working With Zappa [2:24]
1. Jackie Kelso - Twistin' The Night Away [1:12]
1. Pianist Mike Lang [3:31]
1. Strangers In The Night [3:55]
1. Beatlemania [4:07]
1. Fast Turnaround [3:18]
1. Film VS Records [3:15]
1. First Time On Radio [2:27]
1. No Breaks With Phil Spector [2:33]
1. Red Light Syndrome [3:15]
1. Sonny And Cher [2:35]
1. Phil Spector Christmas Album [1:32]
1. Technology Changed Things [3:56]
1. Top 40 Radio [3:20]
1. Work Ethic [3:19]
1. Working With Sinatra [6:08]
Disc #2 -- The Wrecking Cre!: Special Features
1. Tommy Tedesco - A True Classic [7:59]
1. Al Casey [7:46]
1. Bill Pitman [8:12]
1. Bob Bain [7:50]
1. Dennis Budimir [4:42]
1. Don Peake - Brother Ray [2:53]
1. Glen Campbell With The Beach Boys [:54]
1. Glen Campbell Opens For The Doors [1:10]
1. Glen Campbell On Television [1:51]
1. James Burton [3:28]
1. Louis Shelton [5:21]
1. Mike Deasy [7:48]
1. Barry MacGuire [4:45]
1. Jackie DeShannon [6:54]
1. Monkee See, Monkee Do [5:35]
1. Ray Charles [1:54]
1. Richard Carpenter [5:09]
1. Session Singer Ron Hicklin [5:00]
1. Dean Torrence [5:53]
1. Jerry Fuller - Travelin' Man [4:22]
1. Petula Clark [3:27]
1. Frank Capp [4:47]
1. Gary Coleman [7:46]
1. Hal Blaine Tribute [10:50]
1. HB Barnum - Musicians Today [2:40]
1. Sam Cooke's Influence [2:18]
1. Perry Botkin [5:48]
1. Perry Botkin Discovers Harry Nilsson [3:21]
1. The Smell Of Money [1:26]
1. Snuff Garrett - Aesthetics [:57]
1. Snuff Garrett [8:51]
1. Steve Barri [9:07]
1. Vic Mizzie [8:12]
1. HB Barnum - Ping Pong Story [2:22]
1. Al Schmitt [9:24]
1. Al Schmitt - Before Pro Tools [1:00]
1. Armin Steiner [9:04]
1. Gold Star Echo Chamber [1:59]
1. Gold Star Studios [5:56]
1. Carol Explains Playing [1:11]
1. Joe Osborn [7:54]
1. Lyle Ritz [7:08]
1. Don Randi - Blue Laws [3:28]
1. Opening For Sinatra [1:34]
1. Larry Knechtel & Lyle Ritz [7:30]
1. Leon Russell [4:02]
1. Leon Russell - Part 2 [8:29]
1. Leon The Preacher [3:38]
1. Michael Rubini [8:04]
1. Mike Lang - Part Two [9:24]
1. Mile Melvoin [8:25]
1. Jackie Kelso [4:49]
1. Plas Johnson [6:55]

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