Casey, though, had several hits of his own with his group, Al Casey’s Combo, including “Cookin’” and “Jivin’ Around” which both broke the top 100 in 1962 and then again in 1963 with a top 50 hit, “Surfin’ Hootenanny.”
Al relocated to Los Angeles and soon found studio work as a member of the famed studio musician collective “The Wrecking Crew.” During the bulk of his career Casey worked with a veritable who’s who of iconic artists, songwriters and producers providing guitar for the likes of the Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Glen Campbell and Frank and Nancy Sinatra to name a few. He also landed the gig as guitarist on the hit NBC TV series “The Dean Martin Show.”
Al Casey passed away in 2006 but leaves behind a legacy of musical history as a member of both the Arizona Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Casey’s early recordings from MCI Records, Ramco Records and Stacy Records are available via Fervor Records.