Yes, he did post Warm session personnel listings. So, it's in the archives somewhere.Me too.... at one time Steve S. posted a lot of listings of the participating musicians on the various TJB albums. I can't remember if he ever posted Warm session info or not. I always thought we should collect all of that info into one thread.
@lj This was just a tracking session. Given this was a multitrack production, parts can be added or re-recorded at any time. It's not uncommon for a band to lay down basic tracks (like a demo), then record new parts to replace them. Then at a later time, horns, strings, etc. may be added. Herb may not have recorded his parts until the rest of the recording was finished. Earlier in the 60s, the studio captured more or less a live performance, as they had only two or three tracks to work with. There were still instances of parts added at later times in those days (like Chris Montez's vocals on "Call Me", or even Herb's "A Taste of Honey," where they bounced the existing three-track recording down to a single track on another three-track machine so they could add more parts), but multitrack changed it to where the production could be built a piece at a time, easily, without bouncing and without worrying about replacing an entire rhythm section on one track vs. having each player assigned to their own track.
I also don't know how the union contract works. Herb did play on recordings, and no doubt had a union connection himself. Yet since he was the one who hired the musicians for each project, being on the union contract for a session might have been akin to him paying himself for his own work. Having not seen other contracts of this sort, I don't know if he would be listed or not. But logic kind of tells me that since Herb hired them, he is the entity that pays the musicians on the contract for their time.
It could be the bean counters...... it remains unknown, however, as to why this information remains locked away from any of the reissues.
I always wondered if the vocalese on Flyin' High was the members of the BMB or someone else. It sounds to me like it might be the Tamba Four.