Show #24: The Mellow Mafia


After reading a Rolling Stone (product placement, pay me please) article the other day about a group of session and backing musicians called “The Section” or “The Mellow Mafia,” I decided it was time to get mellow. They were behind some very important and hugely successful musicians, all part of a new wave of singer/songwriters to come out of LA in the 70’s. So today we mellowed out, but of course still rocked out to some legends, and learned a little bit along the way. Remember kids, learning is fun, so stay in school. Also make sure to eat your vitamins.




70’s California Singer/Songwriters


Rock History 101


Show #24 (Stream)

Show #24 (Download)

Random Unrelated Fact:

Today is called May Day. I do believe I learned something.


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  1. Steve

     /  May 1, 2013

    Great article on the “rhythm section” musicians who made the 70’s magical. Good to note who they were: Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Craig Doerge, and my favorite David Lindley.

    • Thanks for sharing the names, Cool. I was going to mention all of the musicians that made up The Section, but then I realized I sounded like an idiot trying to pronounce some of them. Sometimes the print form is better. Thanks for the Rolling Stone article, it definitely got me on a 70’s kick!


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