Carl Fortina

Carl Fortina

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
L-1002 Harry Zimmerman's Band* Harry Zimmerman's Band* - Bongos / Reeds / Brass, Vol. 2 (Album) HiFi Records L-1002 US 1961 Sell This Version
S/2061 Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra - France - 70 (Album) Time Records (3) S/2061 US 1962 Sell This Version
73019 The Lollipop Shoppe The Lollipop Shoppe - Just Colour (Album) Uni Records 73019 US 1968 Sell This Version
WS 1729 Mason Williams Mason Williams - The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1729 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
LSP-4619 Cass Elliot Cass Elliot - Cass Elliot(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor LSP-4619 US 1972 Sell This Version
2308 050 David Cassidy David Cassidy - Rock Me Baby (Album) Bell Records 2308 050 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
KC 32460 Bob Dylan Final Theme and 1 more… Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid - Original Soundtrack Recording (Album) Columbia KC 32460 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
PCS 7168 Ringo Starr Goodnight Vienna (as Carl and 3 more… Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna (Album) Apple Records PCS 7168 Israel 1974 Sell This Version
K 454079 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys - 15 Big Ones (Album) Brother Records (3), Reprise Records K 454079 UK 1976 Sell This Version
8E 164-98293/4 Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Blue Moves (Album) The Rocket Record Company 8E 164-98293/4 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
MCA-3027 Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (Comp) MCA Records MCA-3027 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-4521W Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records P-4521W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
MCAC4-10110 Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - To Be Continued... (Comp) MCA Records MCAC4-10110 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
66050-2, 07863 66050-2 Elvis* Elvis* - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (Comp) RCA, BMG International 66050-2, 07863 66050-2 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
TOCP-65255, 72435-21241-2-1 The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice and 1 more… The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (40th Anniversary) (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records TOCP-65255, 72435-21241-2-1 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
09463 93827 2 9 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 09463 93827 2 9 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