Baker St. Mystery
Arranged & Produced By Charles Caelelo
Finding this album was a treat! What an awesome and outstanding space age pop record!
There is a great piece on Bell on spaceagepop.com that you will want to read.
Bell created the "watery" guitar sound that was trendy in 60s recordings. He experimented with homemade electronic devices and he may be credited with inventing the wah-wah pedal.
He was prolific studio musician who worked along side the likes of Al Caiola and Tony Mottola.
He designed the first or one of the first 12 string electric guitars and invented a number of electric guitar models for Danelectro, Coral and other companies.
Every track on this album is a gem. The music is a blend of exotica (covers like Caravan, Ebb Tide and Brazil), early 60s Enoch Light-esque light pop and Italian science fiction movie soundtrack. OK... that's a stretch... but listen to Baker St. Mystery! Maybe Italian pop musicians took a cue from Bell!