“You’ve Heard These Hands” is a collection of stories from the life of Don Randi. Don has played keyboards, composed, arranged, recorded or directed over a thousand popular recordings, live shows and TV and film scores. The historic periods of these stories cover the late 1940’s (Don’s youth) through the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s to the present day. The discoveries, developments, and influence on popular culture and recorded music during these years have been well documented by many others, but Don Randi has been a part of popular music history and shares his experiences as an insider not just living it, but as a contributor and one of the pioneers in recording and entertainment.
The book reveals Don Randi’s experiences behind-the-scenes, in-the-studio as a member of the Wall of Sound/Wrecking Crew and on-tour, both hilarious and emotional, with some of the most admired music artists and producers of all time like Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Phil Spector, Jimmy Bowen, Dean Martin, the Jackson 5, Brian Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Davis Jr., Glen Campbell and many more. You will be moved by how much Don Randi has been a part of the music you’ve heard and still listen to today. “You’ve Heard These Hands” will capture the interest and heart of its readers and will become one of the most talked about books as readers won’t be able to resist sharing Don’s stories with their friends.