Chuck Berghofer

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Charles Curtis "Chuck" Berghofer (born June 14, 1937 in Denver ) is an American jazz and studio musician ( double bass ).

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Berghofer played the trumpet and tuba in high school and switched to the double bass at the age of eighteen. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1945 , where he played with Bobby Troup / Herb Ellis (1958) and was part of Shelly Manne's band in 1960 . He also played with Russ Freeman , Conte Candoli , Art Pepper and numerous other West Coast jazz musicians . Since the 1960s, he has been involved in film and television music mainly in the studios. He was also involved in recordings by Yasuko Agawa , Bill Berry , Frank Capp / Nat Pierce , Bob Cooper , Quincy Jones , Zoot Sims , Rosemary Clooney , Stacy Rowles , Diane Schuur and Mel Tormé . When Frank Zappa recorded the orchestral parts of Lumpy Gravy in 1967 , Berghofer was a member of Abnuceal's Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra . In 1972 he played Discover America with Van Dyke Parks . He is also responsible for the bass intro of Nancy Sinatra's " These Boots Are Made for Walkin ' ". In 2010 he released the album Live @ Charlie O's together with Terry Trotter and Peter Erskine , and in 2011 the album Thanks for the Memory with Jan Lundgren and Joe LaBarbera with film music by the composer Ralph Rainger .

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