Listen to “Epsiode 8: Percussionist Jackie Bertone (Beach Boys) & Drummer Aaron “A-Train” Smith (The Temptations)” on Spreaker.

Jackie Bertone is Touring and Recording percussionist for the past 26 years specializing in the styles of R&B, Funk, Latin, Latin Jazz, Fusion, New Age, Country and all ethnic percussion. Here is a partial listing of the artists that Jackie has worked with: The Beach Boys, Eagles, Michael McDonald, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dave Koz, Tower of Power, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny G., Chicago, C&C Music Factory, Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan, Colin Raye, Santana, Kenny Rogers, Amblin Entertainment (Stephen Speilberg), Paramount Pictures, Universal Studio, A&E, Sony Television, Disney Cable, NBC, MTV, VH1, BET, TNN, Entertainment Tonight, E! TV.

Aaron “The A-Train” Smith  is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist.
At the age of 20, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations‘ Grammy-Winning megahit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“, and recorded with Ray Charles as well.
Smith has recorded, performed and toured with dozens of other artists over the years, including Jimmy Abegg, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, Vector, and many more. An autographed pair of Smith’s drumsticks can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, next to a pair of sticks used by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.