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Drummer Hal Blaine's Greatest Hits - Volume 1

12/17/11 8:00PM By Joel Najman

AP/Kevork Djansezian
Hal Blaine holds up his hands after placing them in wet cement following an induction ceremony for Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles in 2008.
Drummer Hal Blaine, working as a studio drummer in Los Angeles beginning in the late 1950's, played on a staggering 35,000 tracks over a twenty-five year period, making him the most prolific drummer in recording industry history.
 
Among the recordings on which he has performed are well over a thousand that became nationally charted hit singles on Billboard's Hot 100.
 
Among these are over 100 hits that made the national Top 10, and this week Joel Najman's My Place program presents the first in a series of programs that spotlight what may be describes as Hal Blaine's "greatest hits". Memorable hits by Bobby Darin, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and many others are featured.

Playlist

8:03pm

Another Saturday Night
Artist Name: Sam Cooke
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 8164
 

8:06pm

Thank God I'm A Country Boy
Artist Name: John Denver
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 10239
 

8:09pm

The Boxer
Artist Name: Simon & Garfunkel
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 44785
 

8:12pm

I Get Around
Artist Name: The Beach Boys
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 5174
 

8:15pm

18 Yellow Roses
Artist Name: Bobby Darin
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4970
 

8:18pm

I Got You Babe
Artist Name: Sonny & Cher
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Atco 6359
 

8:21pm

The Lonely Bull
Artist Name: The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: A&M 703
 

8:24pm

My Love
Artist Name: Petula Clark
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Warner 5684
 

8:27pm

Cracklin' Rosie
Artist Name: Neil Diamond
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Uni 55250
 

8:30pm

I Saw Her Again
Artist Name: The Mamas & The Papas
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Dunhill 4031
 

8:33pm

It's Over
Artist Name: Roy Orbison
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Monument 837
 

8:36pm

The Tracks Of My Tears
Artist Name: Johnny Rivers
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Imperial 66244
 

8:39pm

Yesterday Once More
Artist Name: Carpenters
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: A&M 1446
 

8:42pm

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Artist Name: The Monkees
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Colgems 1004
 

8:46pm

Surf City
Artist Name: Jan & Dean
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Liberty 55580
 

8:50pm

Strangers In The Night
Artist Name: Frank Sinatra
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Reprise 0470
 

8:55pm

Can't Help Falling In Love
Artist Name: Elvis Presley
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 47-7968
 

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