Style Icons: Female »Carol Kaye

Unsung Queen of Bass

Rock and Roll, particularly the actual playing of musical instruments part, particularly in the 1950’s, was considered a man’s world.

Carol Kaye, who is self taught and came from poverty, defied stereotypes and the odds, and is one of the most prolific and admired studio musicians.

Her bass can be heard in La Bamba, Pet Sounds, These Boots Are Made For Walking, I’m a Believer, the Dirty Harry and Bullit scores, Then He Kissed Me, Danke Shen, and You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling.

She’s the most recorded bassists of all time.

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Posted on July 21, 2012

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