You’ve Heard These Hands

What a great blog post on “You’ve Heard These Hands,” the biography of Don Randi that I co-authored. Cue Castanets!

Cue Castanets!

Now if that’s not a cool title for a book I don’t know what is! Turns out iconic Wrecking Crew pianist Don Randi is issuing a memoir, come September. I only just learned about this today and was pleasantly surprised.

Don behind the piano during a session, second from left. Don behind the piano during a session, second from left.

Maybe it’s all the well-deserved hype sorrounding Denny Tedesco’s Wrecking Crew documentary that we can thank for cool stuff like Don’s book coming out? It’s definately about time the Wrecking Crew and its assorted members got their due respect.

Besides Don’s upcoming book we of course have Hal Blaine’s old book about his days with the crew as well as two more recent books dealing with the same subject, Ken Hartman’s The Wrecking Crew and Ken Sharp’s Sound Explosion. I have Hal’s book and enjoyed it even though it’s a quick read and a bit of a fast-forward account – the…

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