PG | | Documentary, Music
A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.
Denny Tedesco originally planned for this to be a 30-minute filmed round table chat between some of the leading session musicians of the day. Instead he found he was confronted with such a wealth of material that the natural solution was to turn it into a feature film. He says he has 6-1/2 hours of additional material not in the film and is still filming interviews with survivors of the Wrecking Crew era.
What do you call a trombone player with a beeper?
Hal Blaine: An optimist.
A sequence showing an unseen hand flipping through a record bin containing albums on which the Wrecking Crew played. But one of the LP's is the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?," whose backing was played by Motown's Detroit-based house band, the Funk Brothers, not the Wrecking Crew.
$56,858 15 March 2015