• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Les is more…

The Los Angeles based singer Leslie Smith was born in Detroit on 28th September 1949.

Together with the bass player Peter Bunetta he started the He started the group “Crackin'” and they released their first album “Crackin’- I” (1975) followed by “Makings Of A Dream”(1977), “Crackin'”(1977) and “Special Touch”(1978). At the second album the band was joined by Rick Chudacoff.

Due to the success of their work with Robbie Dupree on his solo albums the producers Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff did get a production deal with Elektra Records to make the “Heartache” album, the debut from Leslie Smith. The album was released in 1982 and contains cover versions of Airplay’s “Nothin’ You Can Do About It” & Ned Doheny’s “Love’s A Heartache”.

After the release Leslie Smith did a lot of studio works, live gigs etc. and in Europe he toured with Michael Ruff Band and around that time he also started to work on his next album. In 1992 the next release “Les Is More” were ready, this time an album with cover of 10 classic AOR songs.

Discography

Les Is More

T-Jam Records 1992

Tracks: It’s Something, Les Is More, After The Love Has Gone, We’re All Alone, Fool (If You Think It´s Over), Like Yesterday, I Just Wanna Stop, Wild Flower, A Love Of Your Own & What’s Going On.

Musicians on the Les Is More album: Leslie Smith, Richie Vanilla, David Garfield, Michael Ruff, Tetsuya Moriguchi, Alan Hinds, Kenny Wild, Lars Daniellson, Harvey Mason, John Fitzgerald, David Choy, Boney James & Marilyn Scott.

Heartache

Elektra Records 1982

Tracks: It’s Something, I’m On The Outside Looking In, Before The Night Is Over, Don’t Shut The Door (On My Love), Dream On, Nothin’ You Can Do About It, Love’s A Heartache, Do You Still Remeber Me & If You’re In Love.

Musicians on the Heartache album: Leslie Smith, Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Brian Ray, Dennis Herring, Ned Doheny, Bill Elliot, Michael Boddicker, Jerry Peterson, Gary Grant, Rick Baptist,Kurt McGettrich, Gary Herbig, David Woodford, Lee Thornburg, Alan Kaplan, Kal David, Norton Buffalo, Joe Lala, Arno Lucas, Arnold McCuller, Anna Pagan, Anita Sherman & Matthew Wilder.

Heartache

Asylum Records 1982

Tracks: It’s Something, I’m On The Outside Looking In, Before The Night Is Over, Don’t Shut The Door (On My Love), Dream On, Nothin’ You Can Do About It, Love’s A Heartache, Do You Still Remeber Me & If You’re In Love.

Musicians on the Heartache album: Leslie Smith, Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Brian Ray, Dennis Herring, Ned Doheny, Bill Elliot, Michael Boddicker, Jerry Peterson, Gary Grant, Rick Baptist,Kurt McGettrich, Gary Herbig, David Woodford, Lee Thornburg, Alan Kaplan, Kal David, Norton Buffalo, Joe Lala, Arno Lucas, Arnold McCuller, Anna Pagan, Anita Sherman & Matthew Wilder.

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