Released: Catalog No. The independent labels led the charge of new releases and in due time, the major labels followed suit. This created a huge demand for session musicians who could play a variety of styles and get it down quick, because the next session was booked right behind it!
In addition to guitar and keyboards, Casey was also adept at steel guitar and bass. Quite a valuable guy to have around the studio! Signing with independent label Stacy, Casey and the band scored with three instrumental hits. The range of guitar tones he captures from cut to cut is staggering, from menacing fuzz to muted melody echo lines to dripping wet reverb and beyond. His multi-edged guitar attack was buoyed by contributions from Leon Russell and Hal Blaine, along with other members of L.
Together, they created one of the most listenable albums of the surf era. It also became one of the most desired yet elusive surf albums. Fortunately, Sundazed has located the original analog session tapes and made this surf masterpiece available once again. In addition to the original 12 tracks, this Sundazed edition adds three alternate takes, expanding your listening pleasure. He worked with this group for 18 years playing a variety of music styles including jazz, country, rock, and pop.
In he moved back to Phoenix where he taught guitar lessons at Ziggie's Music and performed for occasional shows. He was a featured guitarist on the Exotic Guitars series of albums on the Ranwood Records label.
Casey died on September 17, , in Phoenix, Arizona. In , Casey, along with many of his fellow studio musicians, was featured in the documentary film The Wrecking Crew. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Al Casey, see Al Casey disambiguation.
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