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All Things Must Pass Brooker and Harrison

Per Wadd Hermansen for BtP


The answer to which songs Gary Brooker contributed on George Harrison's masterpiece All Things Must Pass is nearly settled. In Bobby Whitlock's A Rock'n'roll Autobiography Bobby tells in detail (nearly) who played what on all the tracks. Here's the info concerning Gary Brooker's participation:
 
WHAT IS LIFE
This was Derek and The Dominos with George playing the fuzzy lead part. Eric is playing his Stratocaster as the electric rhythm guitar and Im (Bobby Whitlock) on Hammond and one of the Garys  (Brooker or Wright) is on the piano and Bobby Keyes and Jim Horn on horns. I think this song has two bass players on it. It sounds like it.

BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP (LET IT ROLL)
This track is swimming with the two Garys (Brooker and Wright), and Billy Preston is playing grand piano. Klaus Voorman is on bass and Alan White is on the drums. And of course George is on the guitar and Pete Drake is playing the steel guitar.
 
Maybe someone could ask Gary if he remembers playing on What is Life?

 

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Thanks, Per. Gary's own reminiscence is here: he refers to recording My Sweet Lord and Wah Wah.


Brooker and the Beatles

Concert for George Harrison


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