Down In L.A. ~ Musicians

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Down In L.A.
A&M Records (SP 4154) -
Released 1968
Produced by Allen Stanton and Jerry Riopelle

Mike Brewer - vocals, guitars & percussion
Tom Shipley
- vocals, guitars & percussion



  Album musicians

Musician also played on records of these artists


Hal Blaine - drums

The Wrecking Crew (Hal Blaine, Larry Knechtel & Joe Osborn, and others) - He is probably the most prolific session drummer ever.  Hal has recorded over 8,000 different tracks. Just his #1 hit recordings are too many to list here.

Nick DeCaro - strings & horns

Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, etc

Jim Gordon - drums

Derek & The Dominos and session musician for The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Traffic, Frank Zappa, Chris Hillman, and others

Milt Holland - percussion

Loggins & Messina, Poco, Little Feet, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Ringo, Art Garfunkel & others

Mike Melvoin -organ

The Wrecking Crew The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds & Good Vibrations), Frank Sinatra, The Jackson Five, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Peggy Lee, Joe Williams, Billy Ekstine, Barry Manilow, Pat Boone, The Four Freshmen, Jon Davidson, The Partridge Family, Tom Waits, Wayne Newton

Jim Messina - bass

Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina

Joe Osborn - bass

Rick Nelson, Johnny Rivers & The Wrecking Crew (Hal Blaine, Larry Knechtel & Joe Osborn) - session musician for far too many artists to list

Lyle Ritz - bass

The Wrecking Crew - session musician for far too many artists to list

Leon Russell - electric piano
& organ
(listed as Russell Bridges on LP)

Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, Bruce Hornsby, B.B. King, Freddie King, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and others

Lance Wakely - electric guitar & harp

Lance Wakely, The Monkees  


Down In L.A.