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Category: Al Casey

"Give'n Up"

Al Casey: Friends with Bats

Thanks to Amy Bucci at National Geographic for encouraging my interest in bats by giving me a special set of US postage stamps (“Night Friends” from 2002) that celebrate the world’s only flying mammal. The world’s bat population is imperiled for a whole host of reasons and irrationally targeted by

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"Hamburger Patti"

“Hamburger Patti”: Boy Flips Over Burger Gal

Veteran songwriter/producer/arranger, Marty Cooper, wrote and produced this teen drama send-up — “Hamburger Patti” — that was arranged by seasoned West Coast session guitarist, Al Casey and attributed to The Inconceivables: “Hamburger Patti” The Inconceivables (1966) To my ears, it sure sounds like Casey and Cooper were able to hire

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