I would guess people like L.A. session trumpeter Conrad Gozzo, Nashville bassist Bob Moore, or western swing steel guitarist Speedy West. Speedy once told me he would sometimes go to four or five recording sessions a day in Hollywood. I doubt we will ever know the answer.
On Nov 28, 2012, at 10:07 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 11/28/2012 3:48 PM, Peter Hirsch wrote:
>> Another near-miss in the acoustic-to-digital sweepstakes would be
>> (Sir) Adrian Boult (8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983).
> Another is the blues singer Henry Townsend, who recorded in every decade from the 1920s through the 2000s. His 1920s recordings were electrical, though.
> Another candidate is Earl "Fatha" Hines. His first recording was in 1923, which would have been acoustical; his last, according to Wikipedia, was in 1981, which *could* have been digital but probably wasn't.
> As far as who made the most records...for that competition is it required that the person in question be the named artist on the label? Because there are some studio musicians who worked on a heck of a lot of records, including rock drummer Dave Mattacks and some of the members of the Los Angeles "Wrecking Crew". Also some Nashville session players.