Los Angeles in the '60s was a great place to find talented session musicians, and some of the best appeared on this track, including Leon Russell on piano and Carol Kaye on bass. For Kaye, it was a very memorable session because a mistake she made turned into a signature sound. In a Songfacts interview with Kaye
, she explained: "It was at Sunset Sound. It was kind of a boring tune. I think it was D-flat or something, and it stays a long time in that chord and then it moves in a funny way to the next chord, it's like a sidebar phrase or something like that. I missed it and I went to go up to the G-flat or whatever and I missed it and I came right back down. I did a slide up and down. And they stopped and I thought, 'Uh oh, he caught me.' He said, 'Do more of those!' (laughing) So the slide was born, then. I'd stick that slide in here and there on the records I cut."