Carol Kaye

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Carol Kaye can be heard on such landmark recordings as “La Bamba,” the Mission Impossible theme, and scores of hits produced by Phil Spector. She started playing jazz guitar in a big band during the early 1950s. Within the decade, she gained employment at the studio where she would later meet Spector and became one of the most prolific studio players in Los Angeles. Carol has authored a series of method books for electric bass guitar and has been a noted endorser at countless NAMM shows. Her first NAMM Oral History interview was completed on February 2, 2002. 

Interview Date:
February 5, 2002
Job Title:
Musician