No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
|"No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)"|
|Single by The T-Bones|
|from the album No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)|
|A-side||No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)|
|Recorded||December 09, 1965|
|Genre||Pop, instrumental rock|
|Writer(s)||Granville Sascha Burland|
In 1965, Dave Pell wanted to record songs based on music from recent TV commercials and release them on 45 RPM singles to see if he could get radio airplay and maybe a hit record. Previously, Liberty Records had used "The T-Bones" as a group name for instrumentals recorded by Los Angeles session musicians The Wrecking Crew, and Liberty told Pell to use it again for his project.
When the single became a hit, Liberty Records needed the T-Bones to go on the road to promote it, but the original session musicians weren't willing to go. They were making a considerable amount of money doing sessions in Los Angeles. So Liberty created a different "public" T-Bones group to appear on record covers, TV, and in concert. The "public" T-Bones were Judd Hamilton, Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo, Tommy Reynolds, and Gene Pello. None of them played on the hit record.
- Dave Pell, leader
- Perry Botkin, Jr., OM, arranger
- Tommy Tedesco, guitar
- Victor Fledman [sic], presumably Victor Feldman
- Hal Blaine, drums
- Julius Wechter, percussion
- Ervan Coleman,
- Buddy Clark
- Carol Kaye, electric bass guitar
- Lyle Ritz, upright bass
- Harold "Lanky" Lindstrot, engineer
- Evelyn Roberts,
- Martin Berman
- Roger Harris, copy
- Robert Ross, copy
- Joe Saraceno, producer
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