Like the Marketts before them the T-Bones who recorded for Liberty Records in the 1960s weren't an actual group but rather a collection of top Los Angeles session players. At various times these musicians included Glen Campbell and Tommy Tedesco on guitars, Leon Russell on piano, Steve Douglas and Plas Johnson on saxes, bassist Carol Kaye and drummer Hal Blaine.
Yes, there were touring versions of the Marketts and the T-Bones, but these groups were put together after the records began selling.
The T-Bones, under producer Joe Saraceno, gained fame in 1965 with the instrumental No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In), based on an Alka-Seltzer jingle. The inevitable album followed, as did several more singles and LPs, but there were no more hits.
Everyone's Gone to the Moon (and Other Trips) in 1966 was the final T-Bones album, which included a number of vocals. Among the instrumentals was a version of Fly Me to the Moon, which was all over the radio in the '60s thanks to a hit version by pianist Joe Harnell in 1962. Lionel Bart had composed the song in 1954 under the title In Other Words, but after the tune became popular he officially changed its name.
Fly Me to the Moon
There are a couple of T-Bones CDs that are readily available, including their hit No Matter What Shape, as well as a number of tracks that can be downloaded from iTunes and other legitimate sites. But none of the material from Everyone's Gone to the Moon can be had in a digital format.
For those of you who haven't heard it recently, here's the T-Bones' big hit.