Glen Campbell Tells His Favorite Musician Joke From ‘The Wrecking Crew’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Glen Campbell is one of the most prolific recording musicians of his generation, and with the kind of camaraderie that forms among musicians in the studio, it's only natural that he and his circle of friends should bust each others' chops a little bit.
Campbell was part of the Wrecking Crew, a collective of session musicians who played on an extraordinarily diverse range of recording sessions on the West Coast during the 1960s and 1970s, including Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, the Monkees, the Byrds and the Beach Boys. Recordings featuring the Wrecking Crew won the Grammy for Record of the Year for six years in a row during that period of time.
Their story is finally told in-depth in a new documentary titled The Wrecking Crew. Directed by Denny Tedesco, the son of Wrecking Crew member Tommy Tedesco, the film was an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival, winner of the Golden Space Needle Audience Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Music Documentary by the International Documentary Association.
Variety calls the film “a treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent ‘60s pop classics. A well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music.” The home release features more than six hours of special features, including deleted scenes and interviews with engineers, artists and producers, as well as musicians telling their favorite musician jokes.
One of those jokes is from Campbell, who shares a hilarious story about "Shall We Gather at the River" in the exclusive clip above.
The Wrecking Crew is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD on June 16 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.
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