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WHO PLAYED ON SCORPIO?

WHO PLAYED ON SCORPIO?

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October 30th, 2014

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WHO PLAYED ON SCORPIO?

This is the introduction to my blog series. I will answer questions here that my fans have asked me over the years.

Here is a list of the musicians who played on Scorpio.

Motown Funk Brothers

Bob Babbitt – Bass
“Bongo” Eddie Brown – Congas
Jack Ashford – Tambourine
Earl Van Dyke – Piano
Uriel Jones – Drums
Richard “Pistol” Allen – Drums
Dennis Coffey – Rhythm Guitar

The Detroit Guitar Band

Ray Monette (Rare Earth) – Guitar
Joe Podorsic – Guitar
Dennis Coffey – Guitar

Additional Personnel

Mike Theodore – Producer
Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore – Arrangers
Dennis Coffey – Song Writer
Recording Engineer – Jim Burzzese
Recording Studio GM in East Detroit
Mixing Studio – RCA in New York
Mixing Engineer at RCA in New York – Ray Hall

I was playing every day at Motown and decided to use members of the Funk Brothers on my record. I didn’t need the Funk Brother guitarists because I had decided to play all the rhythm guitar parts and I had the Detroit Guitar Band members to play the melody with me. I wrote the melody out like I would write horn parts in three sections. I later overdubbed the low trombone part on a Fender bass through a Wah Wah pedal. Does anyone else have stories about working at recording studios in Metro Detroit back then?

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