Carl Fortina

Carl Fortina

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Accordionist, from San Francisco, California.

Has done much session work in the music industry - from The Beach Boys to The Checkmates LTD.. For 35 years, he was the accordionist on first call for Hollywood. He played in some 600 motion picture and 25,000 television soundtracks. When Nino Rota, the composer who wrote the music for "The Godfather", heard Carl play the theme for the sound track, he told Carl "You don't play with your hands; you play with your heart". Carl went onto become musical director of Paramount Studios.
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Carl Fortina Discography

Instruments & Performance

R-605, R605 Harry Zimmerman's Band* Harry Zimmerman's Band* - Mr. Z Polkas(LP, Album, Mono) HiFi Records, HiFi Records R-605, R605 US 1957 Sell This Version
Harry Zimmerman's Band* Harry Zimmerman's Band* - Bongos / Reeds / Brass, Vol. 2 (Album) HiFi Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra - France - 70 (Album) Time Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Lollipop Shoppe The Lollipop Shoppe - Just Colour (Album) Uni Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Mason Williams Mason Williams - The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Cass Elliot Cass Elliot - Cass Elliot (Album) RCA Victor US 1972 Sell This Version
David Cassidy David Cassidy - Rock Me Baby (Album) Bell Records Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Bob Dylan Final Theme and 1 more… Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid - Original Soundtrack Recording (Album) Columbia Canada 1973 Sell This Version
Ringo Starr Goodnight Vienna (as Carl and 3 more… Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna (Album) Apple Records Israel 1974 Sell This Version
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys - 15 Big Ones (Album) Brother Records (3), Reprise Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Blue Moves (Album) The Rocket Record Company Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (Comp) MCA Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - To Be Continued... (Comp) MCA Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Elvis* Elvis* - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (Comp) RCA, BMG International US 1992 Sell This Version
RCD 50337 Various Orchids In The Moonlight Various - Shaken, Not Stirred(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, HiFi Records RCD 50337 US 1996 Sell This Version
TVK 24037 Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan - The Best Of Bob Dylan(CD, Comp) Sony Music Direct TVK 24037 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice and 1 more… The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
0946 3 40705 2 2 The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice and 1 more… The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds / Smiley Smile / Wild Honey(HDCD, Album, Mono, RM + HDCD, Album, Comp, RM + Bo) Capitol Records, EMI 0946 3 40705 2 2 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
none The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice and 1 more… The Beach Boys - The Pet Sounds Sessions: A 40th Anniversary Collection(90xFile, AAC, Comp, RM, Mono, 256) Capitol Records none US 2006
Ringo Starr (It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna (as Carl and 2 more… Ringo Starr - Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo (Comp) Capitol Records, Apple Records Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CRNOW 30 Harpers Bizarre Harpers Bizarre - Feelin' Groovy(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Now Sounds (2) CRNOW 30 UK 2011 Sell This Version
771740 Henry Mancini Moon River Henry Mancini - Breakfast At Tiffany's (Music From The Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album, Ltd, RM) WaxTime 771740 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
3005 Dave Pell's Big Band Dave Pell's Big Band - Lawrence Welk's Big Band Sounds Played By Dave Pell's Big Band(LP, Album, yel) P.R.I. Records 3005 US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

3029 Ulla Norden Mexican Charleston Ulla Norden - Say Never Nie / Mexican Charleston(7", Single) Cornet 3029 Germany 1967 Sell This Version