Mudcrutch Alto Sax
(played on Tom Petty's Hometown Blues)

Serial #
39972 CC Conn LTD vintage 1940's
American Laporte Ind. Eb Alto Saxophone


In Conversations With Tom Petty...
Petty discussed the last days of Mudcrutch when they recorded at Leon Russell's house when the band recorded "Hometown Blues":

"Yeah, that was the dying days of Mudcrutch. Mudcrutch's last hurrah. And that's why there's a couple of them on the record. And the record didn't really take shape until Duck Dunn played his bass line. That was the last throws of me being a solo artist, was how that track started.

"I did bring The Heartbreakers in, and they overdubbed to the track. But the basic track was Randall Marsh, Mudcrutch's drummer, and Duck Dunn playing the bass and Charlie Sousa in the last few minutes of Mudcrutch, we brought him in to be the bass player, and he really didn't know how to play the sax, but he was playing it. and it got this really kind of STAX sound. "It was on a tape at Leon's house that someone already used. So I erased that tape and recorded over that. And I actually engineered the basic track. Because there was nobody around..."

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Playback (6CD Box Set)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar); Mike Campbell (guitar); Benmont Tench (keyboards); Howie Epstein (bass); Stan Lynch (drums, background vocals). Additional personnel includes: Lenny Kravitz (vocals, bass, drums); Stevie Nicks (vocals); Jimmy Iovine (spoken vocals); George Harrison (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Jeff Lynne (guitar, synthesizer, bass); Tom Leadon, David A. Stewart (guitar); Scott Thurston (slide guitar); Charlie Souza, Marty Jourard (saxophone); Lee Thornburg (trumpet); Al Kooper (piano); Ron Blair, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Emory Gordy (bass); Randall Marsh, Jim Gordon (drums); Phil Jones, Chris Trujillo, George Drakoulias (percussion); Bangles, Marilyn Martin [background vocals).


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