Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring with Carl Radle


My 2nd favorite bassist of all time played briefly with Gary Lewis and the Playboys.  I am referring to the great Tulsa Sound bass player, Carl Dean Radle.  Before joining Eric Clapton's finest backing group (per Eric himself), Radle recorded and toured with Gary Lewis & the Playboys for about a year. During that time he was on television shows such as The Ed Sullivan ShowShindigHullabaloo, and The Tonight Show.  Other Tulsan musicians Jimmy Karstein and Tommy Crook also were members of this group. During this time they had many top ten sings like "Everybody Loves a Clown" and "Count Me In."  Radle worked on 14 Gary Lewis albums!!  Wow - I did not know that... Other Tulsa-based musicians Jimmy Karstein and Tommy Crook also were members of this group.

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