Dave Samuels was an American percussionist known for his work with the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra.
His composition “New Math” (1988) was included on Joe Claussell’s compilation Music… A Reason To Celebrate (2001).
He is one of those unsung heroes like Daniel Ponce, another percussionist who died in 2013 but whose death only came to my attention this February.
Hal Blaine was an American drummer.
Some of the more notable records he played on include the Ronettes’ single “Be My Baby” (1963) and the Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds (1966).
Of his solo work, Psychedelic Percussion (1967) [above] is of note.