Friday, November 2, 2012

Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Everybody Loves a Clown

Not sure if he plays on this record - but one of my favorite bass players, Carl Radle, did play for years with Gary Lewis & the Playboys.  I did not see Carl's name in the credits or liner notes here.  But it's known that Carl - well before hooking up famously with Eric Clapton - was an in-demand session player and played on Gary Lewis records.  According to (where I seem to be visiting lately), they are a "Pop rock group discovered performing at Disneyland in 1964 by Snuff Garrett who, with arrangements provided by Leon Russell, produced a string of Top 10 hits throughout the mid 1960's.  Members included Gary Lewis (drummer, lead vocals and the son of actor/comedian Jerry Lewis), David Walker (guitar), Allan Ramsey (bass, died in 1985), David Costell (guitar), and John West (electronic accordion).

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