Carol Kaye

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Carol Kaye Pencil Portrait
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A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

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*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

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I have admired Carol Kaye’s innate musicianship for years. As the most-recorded bassist in history, with upwards of 10,000 sessions to her credit, she has played on an incredible array of famous hits and recorded with the world’s greatest artists from Frank Sinatra to The Beach Boys.

It is her propulsive playing that underpins the ‘Mission Impossible’ theme, and Ike and Tina Turner’s ‘River Deep Mountain High.’ Her opening descending line to Glen Campbell’s ‘Whichita Lineman’ is instantly memorable as is her playing on Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots are made for walkin.’

In the history of American recorded music of the 60’s and 70’s, she’s everywhere. How sad therefore, that she should be courting controversy in recent times, over her involvement in certain hotly disputed Motown record session dates. Her claims are not substantiated by historians and archivists but no matter, for her position in the pantheon of instrumental greats is assured.