you have listened to the radio or watched TV since 1958, you've
heard Carol Kaye play.
in the studio, circa 1974.
Picture courtesy of David Zaworski,
editor of Down Beat Magazine.
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, 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).
movie and TV credits including MASH, Mission Impossible, Brady Bunch,
Addams Family, Cannon, McCloud, Room 222, 1st Bill Cosby, Ironside,
Kojak, Hawaii 5-O, Wonder Woman, Soap; Thomas Crown Affair, Sweet
Charity, Airport,In The Heat Of The Night, Plaza Suite, The New
Centurions, Pawnbroker, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Change Of
Habit, Le Mans, Walk Don't Run, On Any Sunday to name a few.
are links to some of the many hits Carol has played on, movies and
tv, photographs, sound clips, frequently asked questions (FAQ),
and some of the things her colleagues have to say about her: