“Smashing Songs…” Who Played on What?

 

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Here are the singer and player credits from “Smashing Songs of Stage & Screen”…

   Over The Rainbow

-Lead Vocal Duet: Don & Marty

-Stand-Up Bass: Johnny Hatton

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Guitars: Don & Marty

 

   The Music Of The Night

-Lead Vocal: Tom

-Background Vocals: Bob, Don, Marty, Tom & Rosanne Limeres

-Character Voices: Don as “Dracula,” Marty as “Igor,” Bob as “The Evil Laugh “ & Tom as “The Howling Wolf”

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Gary Hoffman

-Cymbal Swells: Todd Tatum

-Electric Guitars: Don & Tom

-Baritone Saxophone: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Norman A. Norman

-Hammond and Pipe Organ: Wayne Peet

-Theremin: Bob

 

   Everybody’s Talkin’

-Lead Vocal: Bob

-Background Vocals: Don, Marty & Rosanne Limeres

-Bass Vocal: Tom

-Stand-Up Bass: Johnny Hatton

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Tenor & Baritone Saxophones: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   As Time Goes By

-Lead Vocal: Don

-Background Vocals: Bob, Marty & Rosanne Limeres

-Stand-Up Bass: Johnny Hatton

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitar: Don

-Acoustic Guitars: Don & Marty

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

-Violins: Harry Scorzo, Richard D. Clark & Anna Adkisson

-Cello: Alan Mautner

-String Arrangement: Joey Altruda

 

   Stayin’ Alive

-Lead Vocals: Bob, Don Marty & Tom

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Congas: Craig Fundyga

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Tenor Saxophone: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Don

 

   I Could Have Danced All Night

-Lead Vocal: Marty

-Background Vocals: Bob, Don & Tom

-Shout & “Party” Vocals: Annabel & Emily Axtell, Kaiya Jefferson, Regina Klein,   Daniel Morgan, Anitra Wetzel, Barry & Diane Woods

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Todd Tatum

-Congas: Craig Fundyga

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   Try To Remember

-Lead Vocal: Bob

-Background Vocals: Don, Marty & Tom

-Bass Vocal: Tom

-Stand-Up Bass: Johnny Hatton

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitars: Don & Tom

-Tenor & Baritone Saxophones: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   What Kind Of Fool Am I?

-Lead Vocal: Tom

-Background Vocals: Bob, Don & Marty

-Bass Guitar: Johnny Hatton

-Drums, Cowbell & Shaker: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Guitar: Marty

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   I Dreamed A Dream

-Lead Vocal: Don

-Background Vocals: Bob, Tom & Marty

-Stand-Up Bass & Baritone Guitar: Denny Croy

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Piano: Wayne Peet

-Vibraphone: Craig Fundyga

-Violins: Harry Scorzo, Richard D. Clark & Anna Adkisson

-Cello: Alan Mautner

-String Arrangement: Joey Altruda

 

   Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

-Lead Vocal: Marty

-Background Vocals: Bob, Don, Tom & Rosanne Limeres

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Todd Tatum

-Castanets: Craig Fundyga

-Electric Guitar: Don

-Acoustic Guitar: Marty

-Tenor & Baritone Saxophones: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   New York, New York

-Lead Vocal: Bob

-Background Vocals: Don, Marty & Tom

-Bass Vocal: Tom

-Character Vocal: Gary Hoffman as “Aunt Edith” (as heard on “Eye Of The Tiger” & “Every Breath You Take”)

-Stand-Up & Bass Guitar: Johnny Hatton

-Drums & Woodblock: Damon DeGrignon

-Electric Guitar: Don

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

-1957 Nash Metropolitan, 1958 Ford Edsel and 1959 Chevy El Camino Car Horns: Wayne Peet

 

   Summertime

-Lead Vocal: Tom

-Shout Chorus Vocals: Bob & Don

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Todd Tatum

-Electric Guitar: Don

-Tenor & Baritone Saxophones: Hal Melia

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

 

   Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

-Lead Vocal: Don

-Little Varmints: Bob & Marty

-Stand-Up Bass: Johnny Hatton

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Splash Cymbal & Floor Tom: Todd Tatum

-Electric Guitar: Don

-Acoustic Guitar: Marty

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

-Xylophone: Craig Fundyga

 

   When You Wish Upon A Star

-Lead Vocal: Marty

-Background Vocals: Bob, Marty, & Tom

-Stand-Up Bass: Denny Croy

-Drums: Todd Tatum

-Electric Guitars: Don

-Acoustic Piano: Carl Sonny Leyland

-Vibraphone & Orchestra Bells: Craig Fundyga

-Harp: Margaret Klemm

 

   Tara’s Theme (from Gone With The Wind)

-Lead Clavioline: Wayne Peet

-Lead Electric Guitars & Nylon Acoustic Guitar: Don

-Bass Guitar: Denny Croy

-Drums: Damon DeGrignon

-Cymbal Swells: Todd Tatum

-Harp: Margaret Klemm

-Piccolo: Hal Melia

-Sci-Fi Sound Effects: Bob

-Horse Galloping Effects: Bob & Marty

 

 

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