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 Tracks

Instruments & Performance

R-605, R605 Carl Fortina - Mr. Z Polkas album art 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
71.236 Carl Fortina - I Got Stung / Let Me album art Elvis Presley Let Me Elvis Presley - I Got Stung / Let Me(Shellac, 10", Mono) RCA 71.236 South Africa 1958 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Bongos / Reeds / Brass, Vol. 2 album art Harry Zimmerman's Band* Harry Zimmerman's Band* - Bongos / Reeds / Brass, Vol. 2 (Album) HiFi Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - France - 70 album art Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra - France - 70 (Album) Time Records (3) Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Paris I Wish You Love album art Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra* Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra* - Paris I Wish You Love (Album) Time Records (3), Time Records (3) US 1964 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Just Colour album art The Lollipop Shoppe The Lollipop Shoppe - Just Colour (Album) Uni Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - The Mason Williams Phonograph Record album art Mason Williams Mason Williams - The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Cass Elliot album art Cass Elliot Cass Elliot - Cass Elliot (Album) RCA Victor US 1972 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Rock Me Baby album art David Cassidy David Cassidy - Rock Me Baby (Album) Bell Records Japan 1972 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid - Original Soundtrack Recording album art 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) CBS Israel 1974 Sell This Version
BYL 1-1063 Carl Fortina - Nancy Nevins album art Nancy Nevins Nancy Nevins - Nancy Nevins(LP, Album) Tom Cat Records BYL 1-1063 US 1975 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - 15 Big Ones album art The Beach Boys The Beach Boys - 15 Big Ones (Album) Brother Records (3), Reprise Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Blue Moves album art Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Blue Moves (Album, Comp) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album art Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (Comp, Album) MCA Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Song Cycle album art Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - To Be Continued... album art Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Elton John - To Be Continued... (Comp) MCA Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters album art Elvis* Elvis* - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (Comp) RCA, BMG International US 1992 Sell This Version
RCD 50337 Carl Fortina - Shaken, Not Stirred album art Various Orchids In The Moonlight Various - Shaken, Not Stirred(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, HiFi Records RCD 50337 US 1996 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - The Best Of Bob Dylan album art Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan - The Best Of Bob Dylan (Comp) Sony Music TV, Columbia Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Carl Fortina - Pet Sounds album art 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
S125024 Carl Fortina - The Best Of Star Trek - 30th Anniversary Special (Original Television Soundtrack) album art Various Various - The Best Of Star Trek - 30th Anniversary Special (Original Television Soundtrack)(2xLP, Comp) Simply Vinyl S125024 Europe 2001 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 Carl Fortina - The Pet Sounds Sessions: A 40th Anniversary Collection album art 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, Mono, RM, 256) Capitol Records none US 2006
Carl Fortina - Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo album art 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 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version