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    Maebe, Arthur

    French horn player who was a fixture in the L.A. session scene of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.


    Groups with whom he has performed comprise the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Crocker’s Heart and Soul Orchestra, the Hollywood Studio Symphony, John Buck and His Blazers, the Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra, and Universe.


    On 21st June 1971, he provided overdubs for Elvis Presley’s recordings of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “If I Get Home on Christmas Day”, “It’s Only Love”, “Love Me, Love the Life I Lead”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Padre”, “A Thing Called Love”, “We Can Make the Morning” and “The Wonderful World of Christmas”.


    He appeared on the 45, “Ape Shuffle”/”Escape from Tomorrow” by Lalo Schifrin in 1974.  It turned up later on the compilation, Most Wanted 1968-1979.


    Other albums on which he performed include:  The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees; Canteloupe Island by Jean-Luc Ponty; The Complete Capitol Singles Collection by Frank Sinatra; Dave Pell Remembers John Kirby and the Big Small Bands; Discosymphony by Walter Murphy; The Edge by David Axelrod; Faces by Earth, Wind & Fire; Frankie Crocker’s Heart and Soul Orchestra Presents the Disco Suite Symphony No. 1 in Rhythm and Excellence; Freak Out! by the Mothers of Invention; Graham Nash/David Crosby; In My Lifetime by Neil Diamond; Jalisco by John Buck and His Blazers; Jeff Sturges and Universe; Letta by Letta Mbulu; Lionel Richie; Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa; Mr. Guitar:  The Complete Recordings 1955-1960 by Chet Atkins; Rarities by the Astronauts; Rita Coolidge; The Smile Sessions by the Beach Boys; Soul Symphony by the Three Sounds; Sounds… and Stuff Like That! by Quincy Jones; That’s What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams; Things ain’t what they used to be (And you better believe it) by Ella Fitzgerald; and, Unforgettable:  with Love by Natalie Cole.


    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Black Sunday, The Brothers Karamazov, Charade, Cimarron, The Color Purple, The Dead Pool, The Dirty Dozen, Harry and the Hendersons, Hatari!, Ice Station Zebra, Inside Daisy Clover, Logan’s Run, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Mutiny on the Bounty, Predator, Red Dawn, Rocky, The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, Star Trek III:  The Search for Spock, Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan, Stripes, Sudden Impact, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, The Towering Inferno, The Twilight Zone:  The Movie, Whose Life is it Anyway? and The World, the Flesh and the Devil.


    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams recordings

    Emotion (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)

    S CBS 6164B (UK 45)



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