Don Randi, author of You've Heard These Hands: From the Wall of Sound to the Wrecking Crew and Other Incredible Stories spoke with Spencer Leigh host of On the Beat. They spoke about Don Randi's musical background, people he's worked with, and lots more! Listen to the interview below!

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As a keyboard musician, composer, arranger, music director, and record producer, Don Randi has thrilled music lovers for years, even if they weren't aware of it... until now. He played keyboards on over a thousand popular recordings and was a member of the remarkable “Wrecking Crew” of studio musicians during the explosive pop music era of the 1960s and early 1970s. Nancy Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Neil Diamond, and Linda Ronstadt are among the many music greats Randi has worked with and writes about in You've Heard These Hands.   Amazon      BarnesandNoble    IndieBound

Don Randi is a composer, arranger, music director, and keyboard musician. As part of the legendary “Wrecking Crew” group of studio musicians, he made hundreds of hit records in the 1960s and 1970s. He founded The Baked Potato jazz club in Los Angeles in 1970 and has owned it ever since, and he has released 20 jazz albums of his own, including the 1980 Grammy-nominated New Baby and the 2013 Acoustimania. He lives in Agoura Hills, Calif.

BBC Radio Merseyside - On The Beat Spencer Leigh has been broadcasting on BBC Radio Merseyside for over 30 years. His music programme, On The Beat, has been on air since 1985 and, as a result, he has interviewed hundreds of musicians. Once a month he hosts a 'Juke Box Jury' with local personalities commenting on the new releases.To learn more about the radio show, visit their website here.

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