THE CALIFORNIA SOUND -

by CMusic Books

NEW VERSION - Never before published in this form

A TOTAL OF 633 PAGES

Finally in the format in which it was originally conceived, here is the full musical biography of Gary Usher, covering his early forays in the music business, his collaborations with BRIAN WILSON and The BEACH BOYS; his enormous surf and hot-rod music catalogue, plus his work as a producer/executive at Decca, Columbia, Together, RCA and Elektra record companies circa 1964-1973, as well as all his recording, songwriting and production endeavours from 1974 until his death in May 1990.

The who, when, where and whys are all covered, supported by a complete DISCOGRAPHY of released and unreleased (with EXHAUSTIVE NOTES) material. If you are interested in music from California from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, then this is the book for you, told in the words of those who were there.

Previously available in five separate volumes, this DIGITAL EDITION gathers together all five volumes in one book, together with some additional colour plates and updated CD information. AND a BONUS SECTION of over 130 pages dealing with:

HE RIDES WITH GARY - BUT HE RECORDS WITH BRIAN - THE SHE RIDES WITH ME STORY

GARY USHER AT THE MOVIES

THE GIRLS ON THE BEACH

THE CHART SUCCESS OF THE SUNSETS AND THE FOUR SPEEDS

CURT BOETCHER

COLLISION COURSE-ASPHALT WIPEOUT

MIKE CURB

DECCA RECORDS

GO LITTLE HONDA - THE SAGA

THE PENDLETONS & THE DARTELLS

K-39 AND THE CHALLENGERS

CHUCK GIRARD - THE CASTELLS I DO

THE OTHER FOUR SPEEDS

MERCURY RECORDS-BEN VEN PRODUCTIONS-MERCURY WING RECORDS

GARY USHER - SONGWRITER

BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT

TOGETHER RECORDS

EL RANCO DE PAZ

This book includes numerous COLOUR PAGES, AFM contracts, record related memorabilia, a thorough INDEX and SONGOGRAPHY, together with an additional APPENDIX EIGHT which includes the sections:

 “ADDITIONS AND FEEDBACK”

“UNRELEASED RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE ON COMPACT DISC” and

“GARY USHER IN THE STUDIO – DIALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE ON CD”

For all purchasers of this PDF, the opportunity exists for purchasing the CD/DVD set offered with the hardbound version of THE CALIFORNIA SOUND. Details can be found at:

http://cmusicbooks.wordpress.com/

You will get a PDF (379MB) file.

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