Marvin Etzioni's Beach Boy-Influenced "Summer in a Bottle"

Article Contributed by KG Music Press | Published on Friday, August 26, 2022

"One of my favorite 45s as a kid was the double A side of "I Get Around" and "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys. Their sound and energy stayed with me throughout the years. The recording of "Summer in a Bottle" was built starting with vocal and piano and Don Heffington on drums. I brought in Scott Babcock for percussion and timpani. One thing led to another and Carol Kaye (who played bass on "Good Vibrations") came in and overdubbed bass. Engineer Jeff Peters (who had worked with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in the studio and doing live sound) was brought in for final overdubs and mixing. The sessions were a blast, and I hope you enjoy the taste and sound of "Summer in a Bottle."' — Marvin Etzioni

Marvin Etzioni was a founding member of Geffen recording artist Lone Justice. Omnivore Recordings released three Lone Justice albums produced by Etzioni in 1983 to astonishing national reviews.

Lone Justice will be included in the forthcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, alongside the Byrds, the Eagles and others. Etzioni is currently in the studio producing the forthcoming album by LJ.

He is also in the studio with Willie Aron (The Balancing Act) finishing the second album by their power duo, Thee Holy Brothers.

Regional Records is finally preparing the release of the forthcoming album "Memories to Burn" by The Williams Brothers (their first release in 28 years). The Williams Brothers recorded three albums for Warner Brothers and had a hit with "Can't Cry Hard Enough" written by David Williams and Marvin Etzioni. The song is also in the Library of Congress.

In addition, the 30th Anniversary edition of Etzioni's debut album "The Mandolin Man" is in the works and will include five bonus tracks

Etzioni has also worked with Judy Collins/Stephen Stills, Toad the Wet Sprocket, T Bone Burnett, Dixie Chicks, Cheap Trick, Voice of the Beehive, Counting Crows and more.