WCSX Classic Cuts : Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
WCSX Classic Cuts
Paul McCartney: “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”
The Hook: Paul’s first post-Beatles chart-topper.
Writer: Paul McCartney
Stats: Number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week.
The Background: Paul McCartney recorded Ram in New York with Linda on backing vocals, session drummer Denny Seiwell and two session guitarists. Seiwell recalls cutting his part for “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” — but not getting to hear the completed song until quite a while later.
Denny Seiwell, who’d become the first Wings drummer, on cutting “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” during the Ram sessions. C:…finished product. :22
“Just great fun recording it. And when I got to hear it – I wasn’t there, I was working all day long on this other project when they did the sweetening date, but my friend Marvin Stamm played that [sings fluegelhorn part] and I didn’t get to hear that until the album was done and they sent me a box of records, you know. And I was just knocked out by the finished product.”