Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:04 pm:
A follow-up to my previous posting about obtaining Andy Williams' autobiography, Moon River and Me: I've skimmed this book and found no reference to Glen (or any one else!) as a session player on Andy's recordings. To read Andy's book, you would think he cut these recordings all by himself.
However, he wrote extensively about his relationship (personal and professional) with Kay Thompson who was 19 years older than him and his subsequent relationships particularly with Claudine.
Andy name dropped throughout the book...especially with regard to knowing Sinatra, Elvis, the Kennedys (especially Bobby and the after math of his assassination), Bob Hope, and other celebs. (Interesting...Andy and Johnny Carson were not on speaking terms after Andy appeared only once on Johnny's talk show. Andy felt that this estrangement was because he got more laughs than Johnny during a comedy sketch that they did together on that one show.)
Even so, Andy did provide some interesting insights to the music business and wrote that his Branson theatre was his pride and joy. Oddly, Andy never mentioned performing with Glen in Branson, which I think is a major oversight. (But, then, I would think this, wouldn't I?)
The bottom line is that no session players were acknowledged in this book.