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Gary's Credits

Gary Chester played on the following hit records and albums:

ANGELS‹³My Boyfriendıs Back²

PAUL ANKA‹³Letıs Sit This One Out²/²My Broken Heart²/ ³Iım Coming Home²/ ³Miranda²/ ³Iıll Never Find Another You²/ ³All Of Me²/ ³Cry²/ ²Esso Besso²/ ³It Only Lasts For A Little While²/ ³Hush Hush My Broken Heart²/ ³I Need You²/ ³Send For Me²/ ³Pretend²

THE ARCHIES‹Sugar, Sugar

BURT BACHARACH‹³Promises, Promises²/ ³Reach Out²/ ³Alfie²/ ³Make It Easy On Yourself²

LAVERNE BAKER‹³Saved²/ ³Youıre The Boss²

TONY BARRA‹Red, White, and Blue

VINNIE BELL ORCHASTRA-- Big Sixteen/ Pop Goes The Electric Guitar

BELMONTS-- ³When Your Lover Has Gone²/ ³Farewell²/ ³Walk Down The Road²/ ³Iıll Be Seeing You²

WILLIE BOBO-- Letıs Go Bobo


RUTH BROWN--³Naturally²/ ³Anyone But You²/ ³Sure Enough²/ ³Here He Comes²

ANITA BRYANT-- ³Love Letters In The Sand²/ ³Misty²/ ³All The Way²

SOLOMON BURKE-- ³Walking In The Footsteps²/ ³A Tear Fell²/ ³Cry To Me²/ ³Almost Lost My Mind²/ ³I Really Donıt Want To²/ ³My Heart Is Crying²/ ³Home²/ ³You Can Make It If You Try²

ARTIE BUTLER -- Have You Met Mrs. Jones/ ³Freedom²

AL CAIOLA--The Best Of Al Caiola/ Tuff Guitars/ Lovers Guitars

CAB CALLOWAY--Cab Calloway Œ68

THE CHIFFONS--³Heıs So Fine²


PETULA CLARK--³Downtown²

BUZZ CLIFFORD -- ³Magic Circle²/ ³Moving Day²/ ³Castaways²

THE COASTERS -- ³Little Egypt²/ ³Wait A Minute²/ ³Thumbing A Ride²

AMANDA COLE -- ³Miss Happiness²/ ³The Image Of Me²/ ³Heartbreak USA²/ ³If You Could Read My Mind²

COZY COLE (W/ Gary Chester) -- ³Swinging Drummer²

CY COLEMAN -- The Age Of Rock

PERRY COMO -- No Other Love

THE COOKIES -- ³Chains²/ ³Stranger In My Arms²

DON COSTA -- Hully Gully Time / ³Honeysuckle Rose²/ ³Sugar Blues²

COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH -- Dr. Hip/ Rhymes & Reasons

THE CRESTS-- ³16 Candles²

JIM CROCE -- ³Time In A Bottle²/ Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown/ ³I Love You With A Song²/ ³Operator² / Croce / Photographs And Memories

THE CRYSTALS-- ³Gee Whiz²/ ³Look In My Eyes²/ ³Frankenstein Twist²/ ³Uptown²/ ³Seventeen²

JOHNNY CYMBAL -- ³Mr. Bass Man²

BOBBY DARIN --Artificial Flower/ ³My Foolish Heart² / ³Street Where You Live²/ ³Theme From Come September²/ ³Moon River²/ ³Someone Special²/ ³Dream Lover²/ ³At Last²/ ³All In The Game²/ ³Will You Love Me Tomorrow²/ ³Ya Ya²

DELTA RHYTHM BOYS -- ³Little Jimmy From Texas²/ ³Bewitched²

JOHN DENVER -- ³Rocky Mountain High²/ Prayers&Promises/ Farewell Andromeda/ Airie

JACKIE DESHANNON-- ³What The World Needs Now²

THE DEVOTIONS-- ³How Do You Speak To An Angel²

THE DIALS-- ³The Start Of A New Romance²

THE DRIFTERS -- ³Up On The Roof²/ ³Under The Boardwalk²/ ³I Count The Tears²/ ³Some Kind Of Wonderful²/ ³Please Stay²/ ³Roomful Of Tears²/ ³Iıll Take You Where The Music Is Playing²/ ³Save The Last Dance With Me²/ ³When My Little Girl Is Smiling²


THE EDSELS -- ³You Know I Do²/ ³Pillow Could Talk²/ ³Shake Shake Sherry²

LES ELGART -- The Twist Goes To College

THE EVERLY BROTHERS -- ³Crying In The Rain²

EXCITERS-- ³Tell Him²

FERRANTE & TEICHER -- Killing Me Softly/ Midnight Cowboy/ Piano Portraits

THE FIVE SATINS -- ³Still Of The Night²

THE FOUR COINS -- ³To Love²/ ³Moon Of Monacuri²/ ³Wide Wide World²/ ³Wish You Were Here²/ ³Windows Of Heaven²/ ³I Believe²/ ³You Will Never Walk Alone²/ ³Little Bit Closer²/ ³From Your Very Own Lips²

CONNIE FRANCIS -- ³Iım Gonna Be Warm This Winter²/ ³Movie Queen²/ ³Playing Games²/ ³Saturday Night²/ ³Give Me Back My Heart²/ ³Ainıt That Better Baby²/ ³Donıt Cry On My Shoulder²/ ³Love Bird²/ ³Pray For Me²/ ³Lonely Star²/ ³Please Do Go²/ ³The Girl In Me²/ ³Castle In The Sky²/ ³Half Heaven, Half Heartache²/ ³Silver And Gold²/ ³I Donıt Need You²/ ³Puddle Of Love²/ ³Your Skies Of Blue²

ARETHA FRANKLIN -- Rockaby My Baby/ ³God Bless The Child²/ ³Kiss Under The Mistletoe²/ ³Ask About You²/ ³How Deep Is The Ocean²/ ³Silver Lining²/ ³Iım Sitting On Top Of The World²/ ³Lover Come Back²

IRMA FRANKLIN -- Her Name Is Irma/ Hello Again

ASTRID GILBERTO -- I Havenıt Got Anything Better To Do

BOBBY GOLDSBORO -- Raindrops Are Falling/ ³In The Autumn Of Your Life²

LESLIE GORE -- ³Itıs My Party²


JOEL HARNEL -- Fly Me To The Moon

BOB HAYLEY -- ³Doesnıt Anybody Make Short Movies Anymore²/ ³Tonight You Belong To Me²/ ³The Key To Room 303²/ ³Youıre Nobody Til Somebody Loves You²

RICHARD HAYMAN -- Cinemagic Sounds

HEDGE & DONNA -- All The Friendly Colors/ Hedge & Donna II

DAPHNE HELLMAN -- Holiday For Hay

GEORGE HUDSON-- Itıs Twisting Time

BRIAN HYLAND -- Sealed With A Kiss / ³Pledging My Love²/ ³Devoted To You²/ ³Let Me Belong To You²/ ³Let It Die²

ISLEY BROTHERS-- ³Twist And Shout²/ ³Your Old Lady Is My Old Lady Too²/ ³Write To Me²/ ³Iım A Fool For You²/ ³One More Time²

COOK E. JARR -- Pledging My Love/ ³Sweet Little You²

JAY & THE AMERICANS-- Stand By Me/ She Cried/ ³Spanish Harlem²/ ³Come A Little Bit Closer²/ ³Cara Mia²

JACK JONES-- ³Party²/ ³Dreaming All The Time²/ ³Gift Of Love²/ ³Pick Up The Pieces²

QUINCY JONES -- Hash Brown

SAMMY KAYE -- ³Charades²


BEN E. KING -- ³Spanish Harlem²/ ³Donıt Play That Song²/ ³Stand By Me²/ ³Here Comes The Night²/ ³Yes²/ ³Ecstasy²/ ³Amor²

BEN LANZARONI --In Classic Form

CURTIS LEE-- ³Angel Eyes²/ ³Beverly Gene²/ ³Lonely Weekend²/ ³Just Another Fool²/ ³A Night At Daddy Gıs²

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS-- ³Out Of My Head²/ ³Tears On My Pillow²

LITTLE EVA-- ³Locomotion²

GLORIA LORING-- And Now We Come To Distances

LOVINı SPOONFUL -- ³Do You Believe In Magin²

GEORDE MAHARIS --³Fools Rush In²/ ³Love Me As I Love You²/ ³Love Me Tender²/ ³Warm All Over²

BARRY MANN -- Bless You / ³The Way Of A Clown²/ ³Foot Steps²

MANHATTAN TRANSFER -- Fair And Tender Ladies

RAY MARTIN -- Comic Strip Favorites

CHUCK MARSHALL -- Twist To Songs Everybody Knows

CLYDE MCPHATTER -- ³Itıs A Loverıs Question²/ ³Crying Wonıt Help You Know²

THE MELLOW KINGS -- ³Walk Softly²/ ³But You Lied²/ ³Things I Love²/ ³Broken Heart Symphony²


THE MONKEES-- ³Iım A Believer²

LOU MONTE -- ³What Did Washington Say²

JANE MORGAN -- What Now My Love/ Jane Morgan In Gold

VAN MORRISON--³Brown Eyed Girl²/ T.B. Sheets

BUDDY MORROW -- Beetle Mania

MURRAY THE K -- ³Lonely Twister²/ ³Twisting Up A Storm²

JIMMY MUNDY -- On A Mundy Night

ANTHONY NEWLY -- ³What Kind Of Fool Am I²/ ³Claire De Lune²/ ³Lock Of Hair²/ ³Talk Of The Town²

WAYNE NEWTON -- ³Daddy Donıt Walk So Fast²

LAURA NYRO-- New York Tendaberry

TONY ORLANDO -- Bless You/ ³Will You Love Me Tomorrow²/ ³My Babyıs A Stranger²/ ³My Mother²/ ³Loving Touch²/ ³Some Kind Of Wonderful²/ ³Talking About You²/ ³Dream Lover²


TOM PAXTON -- Heroes

JOHNNY PINEAPPLE -- Fresh Johnny Pineapple

GENE PITNEY -- It Hurts To Be In Love/ The Pick Of Gene Pitney/ ³Every Breathe I Take²/ World Wide Winners

PLATTERS -- ³My Prayer²/ ³Great Pretender²

ARTHUR PRYSOCK -- ³April In Paris²/ ³When I Fall In Love²/ ³Iım Glad There Is You²

JOHNNY RAE -- ³Walking In The Rain²

DELLA REESE -- ³A Far Better Thing²/ ³All The World Loves A Lover²

JIMMY RICKS -- ³Hi Lily, Hi Lo²/ ³Young At Heart²

STAN RUBIN -- Open House/ ³Tiger Town 5²/ The Ivy League Jazz Band Ball

RUBY & THE ROMANTICS -- ³Our Day Will Come²

BOBBY RYDELL-- ³Forget Him²/ ³Wild One²/ ³Iıll Never Dance Again²/ ³If It Hadnıt Been For You²/ ³Every Little Something²/ ³Donıt Take Me For Granted²


HAZEL SCOTT -- ³St. Louis Blues²/ ³After Hours²/ ³My Little Guy²

NEIL SEDAKA -- ³Calendar Girl²/ ³Breaking Up Is Hard To Do²/ ³Happy Birthday Sweet 16²/ Little Devil

SHANGRI-LAS -- ³Remember Walking In The Sand²

THE SHIRELLS -- ³Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow²/ ³Itıs Love That Counts²/ ³Whatıs The Matter²/ ³I Didnıt Mean To Hurt You²

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-- ³The Boxer²/ ³Frank Lloyd Wright²

JOANIE SUMMERS -- ³I Need Your Love²/ ³Johnny Get Angry²/ ³Summer Place²/ ³Shake Hands With A Fool²/ ³Since Randy Moved Away²

THE THREE SONS -- 16 Greatest Hits / Country Music Shindig/Fun In The Sun

TIPPIE & THE CLOVERS-- ³Bossa Nova Baby²

SAMMY TURNER -- ³Lavender Blue²

JUNE VALLI -- ³Hush Little Baby²/²Iım Afraid²

BOBBY VINTON--"Always In My Head"/ "I Fall To Pieces"/ "I Can't Help It"/ "I Can't Stop Loving You"/ "Please Help Me I'm Falling"/ Blue On Blue/"Blue Velvet"/ "Nobody Asking Questions"/ "Roses Are Red"/ "Over And Over"/ "You're Losing Your Baby"/ "Alone"/ "Mr. Lonely"

ADAM WADE--"Turn Back The Hands Of Time"

DIONNE WARWICK--"Walk On By"/ "Do You Know The Way To San Jose"/ "What The World Needs Now"/ "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"/ "Say A Little Prayer"/ "Promises Promises"/ "Anyone Who Had A Heart"/ "Don't Make Me Over"/ "Make It Easy On Yourself"/ "you Will Never Get To Heaven"

DINAH WASHINGTON--"Mood Indigo"/ God Bless The Child"/ "I'm A Fool To Want You"/ "Stranger In Town"/ "When Your Lover Is Gone"

ANDY WILLIAMS--"Can't Get Used To Losing You"/ "Hopeless"/ "Tonight"/ Never On Sunday/ "Summer Place"/ "Tender Is The Night"/ "Help Me"/ "Don't You Believe It"/ "World Of The Young"

JACKIE WILSON--Shake A Hand/ "You'd Better Know"

Gary has also recorded with the following artist:

Frankie Avalon, Tony Bennett, Tommy Boyce, Kitty Callan, Jo Ann Campbell, Dihanne Carrol, Chad and Jeremy, Chubby Checker, Lou Christy, Don Cornell, The Creations, Bing Crosby, King Curtis, Danny Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Shelly Fabares, Jose Feliciano, The Four Lads, The Four Seasons, Sergio Franci,The G Clefs, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Joey Heatherton, AlHirt, Linda Hopkins, Lena Horne, Sissy Houston, Tommy Hunt, Jan & Dean, Fran Jeffries, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Steve Lawrence, The Lease Breakers, Brenda Lee, Little Richard, Frankie Lymon, Trini Lopez, Big Maybelle, JohnnyMaestro, Maguire Sisters, Miriam Makeba, Herbie Mann, Peggy march, Tony Mattola, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mamas and Papas, Ralph Marterie Orchestra, Art Mooney Orchestra, Rose Murphy, The New Christy Minstrels, Wilson Pickett, Jan Pierce, The Rockefellers, Tommy Sands, Lonnie Satin, Bobby Scott, Pete Seeger, Del Shannon, Roberta Sherwood, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Smith, Soul Machine, Sweethearts of Rhythm, B.J. Thomas, Johnny Thunder, Cal Tjader, The Tokens, hankTurner, Twiggy, Leslie Uggams, Jerry Vale, Village Stompers, The Wanderers, Baby Washington, Joe Williams.

Gary has worked for the following contractors and leaders:

Manny Album, Stan Applebaum, Paul Anka,Burt Bacharach, Sid Bass, Mike Berniker, Herb Bernstein, George Brackman, Julius Brandt, Al Brauon, Joe Brooks, Arnold Brown, Bert Burns, Tony Cabot, Joe Caini, Frank Carroll, Paul Case, Cashman & West, Joe Cinderella, Mike Clickio, Don Costa, Ralph Cummings, Clive Davis, Phil Davis, Pete DeAnglio, Lucien DeJesus, Milton DeLugg, Burt Dicatoe, Don Elliot, Ray Ellis, Jack Felice, Bob Feller, Bob Finez, Ronnie Frangiopani, Mark Fredricks, Ray Free, Ed Friedman, Al Gargoni, Johnny Gart, Mickey Gentile, Bill Giant, Henry Glover, Leroy Glover, jack Gold, Wally Gold, Goldi Goldmar, George Golner, Tommy Goodman, Ellie Greenwich, Stan Grenberg, Morty Grupp, ray Haley, Al YHamm, Art Harris, Jim haskell, Julie Held, Lee Holdridge,Marvis Holsman, Frank Hunter, George Hunter, Dick Jacobs, Jay & The Americans, Henry Jerome, Jerry Jerome,Quincy Jones, Ed Kaloff, Artie Kaplan, Dave Kapp, Danny Kesler, Burt Keyes, Carol King, Leroy Kirkland, Don Kirshner, Terry Knight, Steve Lawrence & Eddie Gorme, Sonny Lester, Jack Lewis, Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, Cathy Linn, Sammy Loew, Al Lorber, Joe Malin, Marty Manning, Trade Martin, Tom Morgan, Van McCoy, Bob Mersey, OB Messengil, Johnny Mesner, Hal Miles, Helen Miller, Hugo Montenegro, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Nailor, Ed Newmark, Al Nevins, Fred Norman, Laura Nyro, Klaus Oberman, Milt Okum, Lee Packrus, Felix Pappilardi, Johnny Parker, Gene Pestile, Tony Piano, Ann Phillips, Jerry Bagavoy, Walter Ram, Phil Ramone, Teddy Randazzo, Joe Banzetti, Hale Rood, Jerome Richardson, Bill Romale, Richard Rome, Steve Rossi, Chuck Sagle, Russ Savakis,Jack Schanland, Don Sebesky, gary Sherman, Joe Sherman, Bobby Short, Phil Spector, Villie Strange, Barbara Streisand, Craig Taylor, jack Urban, Nick Venet, John Walsh, Jerry Wexler, Pat Williams, Teacho Wilshire, Jerry Wiltner, Hugo Winterhalter, Gretchen Wyler, Max Zeppos.


The Love Of Ivy, Sleeping Giant, Viva Max, Tici Tici, Daddy you Kill Me, Money Talks, Parade, The Wrong Damn Film, Heartbreak Kid, Secret File, Target In The Sun, Cry Of The Wolf, Hotfoot, Johnny We Hardly Knew you, It's A Mad,Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Shark, The Boys In The Band, Minority By Choice, Law And Disorder, Bob & Carol, Ted & Alice.