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Don Randi
Don (* 1937 in New York City) was raised in the Catskill Mountains and studied classical music. In 1954, he moved to Los Angeles and became a studio musician. During the next year, he began working at record distribution company where he was influenced by jazz musicians, particularly Horace Silver.
He began his career as a pianist and keyboard player in 1956, gradually establishing a reputation as a leading session musician. In the early 1960s, he was musician and arranger for record producer Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. He played piano on "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra and on her albums, as well as being a member of her touring band for decades. He performed on the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" and "God Only Knows". His piano can be heard on the Buffalo Springfield songs "Expecting to Fly" and "Broken Arrow". He claims to have played on over three hundred hit records, working with Linda Ronstadt (the harpsichord on "Different Drum"), Quincy Jones, Cannonball Adderley, Herb Alpert, Sarah Vaughan, Lee Hazlewood and Frank Zappa. He recorded live albums of piano jazz as a solo performer and as the leader of the Don Randi Trio with Leroy Vinnegar and Mel Lewis. Randi wrote film scores during the 1970s, including Bloody Mama (1970), Up in the Cellar (1970), J. W. Coop (1972), Stacey (1973), and Santee (1973).
In 1970, he opened The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California, and formed Don Randi and Quest as the house band. The band recorded over 15 albums and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1980 for the album New Baby. In 2010, the Baked Potato was named Best Jazz Club by Los Angeles magazine. In 2008, as a member of the Wrecking Crew, Don was inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk.
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The Singles Vol. 6 - 1969-1970
Polydor B0010411-02
James Brown, organ, vocals
Nat Jones, conductor
Mike Andress, alto sax
Pee Wee Ellis, alto sax, organ
Jimmy McGary, alto sax, tenor sax
Al Nori, tenor sax
Les Asch, tenor sax
Gordon Brisker, tenor sax
Ronald Lewis, tenor sax, baritone sax
Maceo Parker, tenor sax, vocals
Eldee Williams, tenor sax
Larry Dickson, baritone sax
St. Clair Pinckney, baritone sax, flute
Millard Dusenbury, trombone
Dick Leith, trombone
Paul Piller, trombone
Levi Rasbury, trombone
Fred Wesley, trombone
David Matthews, bass trombone, organ, piano
Bud Brisbois, trumpet
Frank Brown, trumpet
Conte Candoli, trumpet
Jerry Conrad, trumpet
Joe Davis, trumpet
Allen DiRenzo, trumpet
Joe Dupars, trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith, trumpet
Paul Hubinion, trumpet
Waymon Reed, trumpet
Marie Speziale, trumpet
William Hinshaw, French horn
Henry Sigismonti, French horn
Arthur Adams, guitar
Dee Garrett, guitar
Alfonso Kellum, guitar, bass
Jimmy Nolan, guitar
Kenny Poole, guitar
Eddie Setser, guitar
Bobby Byrd, piano, vocals
Tim Hedding, organ
Don Randi, organ
James Vaughn, piano
Frank Vincent, piano
Carmen Jr. DeLeone, vibes, percussion
David Frerichs, vibes
string section
Bootsy Collins, bass
Tim Drummond, bass
John Miller, bass
Michael Moore, bass
Bernard Odum, bass
Sweet Charles Sherrell, bass
Bob Thorn, bass
William Upchurch, bass
Paul West, bass
Ben Barrett, drums
Beau Dollar Bowman, drums
Jon Keliehor, drums
Jimmy Madison, drums
Earl Palmer, drums
Melvin Parker, drums
John Starks, drums, vocals
Clyde Stubblefield, drums
Art Lopez, congas
Bennie Parks, percussion
Ron Selico, bongos
Vicki Anderson, vocals

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