Author Topic: Hal Blaine  (Read 1833 times)

surferbee

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Hal Blaine
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:09:54 AM »
Haven't been back to Hal's website for a while http://www.halblaine.com

But well worth a visit. In the discography section you can look at different years with a lot of Jan and Dean tracks with Hal's notes. A few oddities - with notes against the wrong song - but well worth a read. As always, Hal is very complimentary about Jan's production and arrangement.

One example:

EVERYBODYS SOMEBODYS FOOL: (I've not heard of this track and am not sure if it is an error or a joke [Mark will know] ) but Hal notes: AIN'T IT THE TRUTH !! SOME OF US WERE REAL FOOLS!! ME AND EARL PALMER PLAYING DUAL IDENTICAL DRUM PARTS PLAYED THE %#$^ OUT OF JANS ARRANGEMENTS. JAN WAS ANOTHER BRIAN WILSON, HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED AND HOW TO GET THERE.. GREAT FUN. SOMETIMES ALL NIGHT, SOMETIMES JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS, ALL AT WESTERN STUDIO 3 IN HOLLYWOOD, THE HITS STUDIO WHERE SO MANY NAME ARTISTS RECORDED WITH CHUCK BRITZ ON THE CONSOLE..

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Re: Hal Blaine
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 12:03:21 PM »
This site is a good example why you can't depend on people's memory. That site is full of mistakes. But he does say nice things about the boys, esp Jan

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Re: Hal Blaine
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 04:45:52 PM »
Does anyone know if Hal is still playing at concerts or recording at studios?