Carol Kaye: The Most Listened to Bass Guitarist in History

Carol Kaye is an American musician, who is one of the most prolific recorded bass guitarists in rock and pop music, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. Born: March 24, 1935 (age 84 years), Everett, WA

BANDS: Carol was one of the core group of anonymous studio musicians who lent her unique styles of studio Guitar and Electric Bass playing to many of the hits recorded by such popular artists like the:

Beach Boys, The Beatles, Ray Charles, TheRighteous Bros., Johnny Mathis, Nancy Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Glen Campbell, Lou Rawls, Jan & Dean, Henry Mancini, The Lettermen, Paul Revere & Raiders, Monkees, Buckinghams, April & Nino, Sonny & Cher, Chris Montez, Andy Williams, Quincy Jones, Joe Cocker, Ike &Tina Turner, Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Frank Zappa, Wayne Newton, Herb Alpert, O.C. Smith, Don Ho, Al Martino, and a few Motown (LA).

SOME RECORD HITS:

Elenor Rigby- The Beatles

Light My Fire – The Doors

Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker
The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand

Bang Bang, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – Cher
Expected to Fly – Buffalo Springfield 

Wichita Lineman, Galveston, etc. – Glen Campbell
Someday We’ll Be together Again, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross

Endless Summer CD, Beach Boys

Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Sloop John B, I Get Around, Wouldn’t It Be Nice (dano), Calif. Girls, God Only Knows, Pet Sounds lp, Heroes & Villains, Caroline No, Surf’s Up, Child Is The Father Of The Man, Do You Like Worms?, Smile lp, Cabinessence, Fire sessions, I Was Made To Love Her, Let Him Run Wild – Beach Boys

Whipped Cream – Herb Alpert
Spanish Eyes – Al Martino
Little Green Apples, Hickory Hollar – O.C. Smith
Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take my Eyes Off Of You medley, Hurt So Bad, Shangrila, When I Fall in Love, More, Theme from Summer Place, etc. – Lettermen
Something Stupid – Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Boots, Sugar Town, You Only Live Twice theme, etc. – Nancy Sinatra
Tell Her You Love Her, The World We Knew (OD dano fuzz on “World”), How Do You Keep The Music Playing, etc. – Frank Sinatra
Hold Me Thrill Me etc. – Mel Carter
Godfather Theme, Love Story, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, etc. – Andy Williams
In The Heat Of The Night, I Don’t Need No Doctor, America The Beautiful, Eleanor Rigby, I Chose To Sing The Blues, Here We Go Again, Don’t Change
On Me, Feel So Bad, Understanding etc. – Ray Charles
Romeo & Juliet Theme (A Time For Love), Willow Weep For Me, Godfather 

Mercy Mercy Mercy etc. – Buckinghams
Indian Reservation etc. – Paul Revere & Raiders
Natural Man, Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing, Unforgettable, Your Good Thing etc. – Lou Rawls
Song Of Innocence – David Axelrod I Was Made To Love Her – Stevie Wonder
What’d I Say, A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds etc. – Elvis Presley (this cut is claimed by 4 others too)
Little GTO, Go Little Honda – Hondels
Candy Man, Have A Little Talk, Mr. Bojangles, Legend In My Time, I’m Not Anyone – Sammy Davis Jr.
Shaft Theme – movie OD MGM w/J.J.Johnson (credited on sheet music)
It Must Be Him etc. – Vickie Carr
12th Of Never, Alone Again, Memories, etc. – Johnny Mathis
Tiny Bubbles etc. – Don Ho
Batman Theme & others – Marketts
I’m A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville & others – Monkees
Homeward Bound, I Am A Rock, Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkle
Call Me etc. – Chris Montez
Straight Life, Honey etc. – Bobby Goldsboro
River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Turner
No Matter What Shape Your Stomach’s In – T-Bones
This Diamond Ring, Just My Style, etc. – Gary Lewis and Playboys
Soul & Inspiration – Righteous Bros.
Chump Change – Quincy Jones
Red Roses For A Blue Lady etc. – Vic Dana
Up A Lazy River (rock part) etc. – Bobby Darin
It’s A Small World – Mike Curb & Congregation (at Disneyworld too)
Love Child, Baby Love, Stop In The Name Of Love, Back In My Arms Again, You Can’t Hurry Love, My World Is Empty Without You, Reflections, Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone, You’re All I Need To Get By etc. – Supremes
Come Together – Count Basie
I Can’t Help Myself, Bernadette etc. – 4 Tops
Peace Of Mind, Out Of This World – Nancy Wilson
Willow Weep For Me – Chad & Jeremy
This Is My Song – Pet Clarke
Get Ready, I Second That Emotion – Temptations
Doo Ron Ron – Crystals
Count Me In etc. – Bobby Vee
Yellow Balloon – Gary Zekeley
Baby The Rain Must Fall – Glenn Yarborough
Midnight Confessions, etc. – Grass Roots
Home Of The Brave – Jody Miller
David Axlerod produced lps
You Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway
Sixteen Tons (60s recut heard now on radio, others) – Tenn. Ernie Ford
Alone Again Or, Dailey Planet – Love
The Summer Wind – Wayne Newton
Universal Jones Vol. I – Gene McDaniels
Do I Love You? – Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes
Fastman Raiderman – Frank Black NEW
Frummenn – The Original Studmenn (VIP Iceland group) NEW

Rhythm Of The Rain – John Gummoe and Cascades
Spotlight On Bobby Darin, Bobby Darin
16 Most Requested Songs, Robert Goulet
Greatest Hits Vols. 1 & 2, Billy Joel
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra
The Hit Years, Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Ballads Blues & Big Bands, Nancy Wilson
All Time Greatest Hits, Barry White
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Roger Williams
Do I Love You – Frank Wilson Motown Soul
1960s Love Unlimited Orchestra – Barry White,

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