• 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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Marilyn Scott is an American jazz vocalist.

Scott got her start performing locally at age 15. She went to college in San Francisco, singing in both jazz and pop ensembles there. She was noticed by Emilio Castillo, a member of Tower of Power, who hired her to do backing vocals for the group.

This led to further work as a session musician in Los Angeles, working with Spyro Gyra, The Yellowjackets, Hiroshima, Etta James, and Bobby Womack. She also appeared in a production of Selma, about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Scott’s first single was a cover of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows”, which was a hit in the U.S. and was followed with the 1979 full-length Dreams of Tomorrow. Her 1991 release Without Warning was critically acclaimed among jazz writers. Her duet with Bobby Caldwell, “Sky Dancing”, was a hit in Japan, and she toured that country following its success.

She signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1996 for the album Take Me With You, which featured Dori Caymmi, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Ricardo Silvera, Boney James, Bob James, and Jimmy Haslip.

More information at the official website.

Discography

Get Christmas Started!

Prana Entertainment 2014

Tracks: This Christmas, Merry Christmas Baby, Christmas Time Is Here, Slippin´Into Christmas, What Christmas Means To Me, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Christmas In Chicago, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, What Are You Doing New Years Eve? & Jingle Bells.

Musicians on the Get Christmas Started! album: Marilyn Scott and others.

Smile “Reissue”

Victor Records 2010

Tracks: Smile, That Man On My Mind, Walkin´ My Way To You, Me Surrounded By You, Giving Up On Love, Photograph, You Don´t Know Me, Love Understands, Goldmine & Sadness.

Musicians on the Smile album: Marilyn Scott, William Kennedy, Vinnie Colaiuta, James Harrah, Donald Griffin, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Larry Williams, Tom Snow, Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Tavaglione, Jim Marentic, Maxayne Lewis, Leslie Smith, Petsey Powell & Bunny Hull.

Sky Dancing “Reissue”

Victor Records 2010

Tracks: Show Me Your Devotion, Till I See You Again, You Only Come Around, It´s Only A Heart, Sky Dancing, The Restless Own The Night, Turn On The Moon, Inside Of Love, Suspicious Minds, Keep Sayin´No & The Visitor.

Musicians on the Sky Dancing album: Marilyn Scott, Ricky Lawson, James Gadson, Carlos Rios, Michael Landau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Bobby Womack, James Haslip, David Shields, Michael Wycoff, Russell Ferrante, Aaron Zigman, Bobby May, Marc Russo, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Smith, Fernando Hartless, Bobby Caldwell, Jim Gilstrap, Karin Patterson, Diano Sorrels, Marry Clayton & Vesta Williams.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Venus Records 2008

Tracks: Every Time We Say Goodbye, I Got Lost In His Arms, Lonely Town, Detour Ahead, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Autumn In New York, I Love Paris, Cry Me A River, Caravan & Somewhere.

Musicians on the Every Time We Say Goodbye album: Marilyn Scott and others.

Innocent Of Nothing

Prana Entertainment 2006

Tracks: Round & Round, ´Round Midnight, Icebox, Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Mood, It´s Alright Ma (I´m Only Bleeding), Share It, The Wilderness, A Flame & A Change.

Musicians on the Innocent Of Nothing album: Marilyn Scott, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Haslip, Brian Bromberg, Ray Fuller, Mike Miller, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Patrice Rushen, Renato Neto, John Beasley, Lenny Castro , Steve Tavaglione & Walt Fowler.

Handpicked

Prana Entertainment 2005

Tracks: Starting To Fall, You Don’t Know Me, The Look Of Love, Close Enough, Get Home, In Your Eyes, Understanding Love, The Last Day, Loving You, I’m Calling You, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Smile, Give In, Don’t Let Love Get away, I Always Think Of You & Let Me Be The One.

Musicians on the Handpicked album: Marilyn Scott and others.

Nightcap

Prana Entertainment 2004

Tracks: I Wished on a Moon, Smile, Here’s That Rainy Day, Stardust, Isn’t This a Lovely Day, Here’s to Life, Yesterdays & If It’s the Last Thing I Do.

Musicians on the Nigthcap album: Marilyn Scott and others.

I´m In Love Once Again

Expansion Records 2003

Tracks: Loving You, I Always Think Of You, Give In, All Of The Above, Beginning With You, You Don´t Know What Love Is, Walking With Strangers, I´m In Love Once Again, Let Me Be The One, I´m Calling You, Close Enough, Who´s Looking For Me? & Bird Of Beauty.

Musicians on the I´m In Love Once Again album: Marilyn Scott and others.

Walking With Strangers

Prana Entertainment 2001

Tracks: Loving You, I Always Think Of You, Give In, All Of The Above, Beginning With You, You Don´t Know What Love Is, Walking With Strangers, Don´t Let Love Get Away, Who´s Looking For Me & No Room For Hate.

Musicians on the Walking With Strangers album: Marilyn Scott, Renato Neto, Russell Ferrante, Joe Vannelli, Jimmy Haslip, Patrice Rushen, George Duke, Ray Fuller, Richard Silveira, Ramon Stagnaro, James Harrah, Jimmy Haslip, Joey Heredia, Vinny Colaiuta, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kattise Buckingham, Michael White, Daryl Jackson, Lori Perry, Dorlene Perry, Carolyn Perry, Leslie Smith, Maxine Lewis & Ross Vannelli.

Avenues Of Love

Warner Bros 1998

Tracks: Starting To Fall, I Like To Dance, Avenida Del Sol, The Look Of Love, Heaven´s Design, Love Is A Powerful Thing, Hold You Up, Hey Love, Get Home & The Last Day.

Musicians on the Avenues Of Love album: Marilyn Scott, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Ray Fuller, Michael Landau, Mike Miller, Paul Jackson Jr., Fred D. Washington, Jimmy Haslip, Joseph Heredia, Will Kennedy, Rafael Padilla, Paulinho da Costa, Bob Mintzer, Walt Fowler, Brandon Fields, Lori Perry, Sharon Perry, Carolyn Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Alvin Chea & David Thomas.

Take Me With You

Warner Bros 1996

Tracks: Let Me Be The One, I´m Calling You, Close Enough, Take Me With You, Bird Of Beauty, The Summer Knows, Modern Man, I´m In Love Once Again, That´s The Way It Should Be & Just To See You Again.

Musicians on the Take Me With You album: Marilyn Scott, Ray Fuller, Michael Landau, Dori Caymmi, Ricardo Silvera, Nick Moroch, George Duke, Russell Ferrante, Bob James, Joe Sample, Fred D. Washington, James Haslip, John Robinson, Claudio Sloan, Will Kennedy, Everette Harp, Boney James, Steve Tavlione, Ralf Rickert, Paulino Da Costa, Brenda Russell, Jim Gilstrap, Maxayne Lewis, Lori Perri & Carolyn Perri.

Smile “Japanese Version”

Emotion Records 1992

Tracks: Smile, That Man On My Mind, Walkin´ My Way To You, Me Surrounded By You, Giving Up On Love, Photograph, You Don´t Know Me, Love Understands, Goldmine & Sadness.

Musicians on the Smile album: Marilyn Scott, William Kennedy, Vinnie Colaiuta, James Harrah, Donald Griffin, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Larry Williams, Tom Snow, Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Tavaglione, Jim Marentic, Maxayne Lewis, Leslie Smith, Petsey Powell & Bunny Hull.

Smile

Sin-Drome Records 1992

Tracks: Smile, That Man On My Mind, Walkin´ My Way To You, Me Surrounded By You, Giving Up On Love, Photograph, You Don´t Know Me, Love Understands, Goldmine & Sadness.

Musicians on the Smile album: Marilyn Scott, William Kennedy, Vinnie Colaiuta, James Harrah, Donald Griffin, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Larry Williams, Tom Snow, Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Tavaglione, Jim Marentic, Maxayne Lewis, Leslie Smith, Petsey Powell & Bunny Hull.

Sky Dancing

Sin-Drome Records 1991

Tracks: Show Me Your Devotion, Till I See You Again, You Only Come Around, It´s Only A Heart, Sky Dancing, The Restless Own The Night, Turn On The Moon, Inside Of Love, Suspicious Minds, Keep Sayin´No & The Visitor.

Musicians on the Sky Dancing album: Marilyn Scott, Ricky Lawson, James Gadson, Carlos Rios, Michael Landau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Bobby Womack, James Haslip, David Shields, Michael Wycoff, Russell Ferrante, Aaron Zigman, Bobby May, Marc Russo, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Smith, Fernando Hartless, Bobby Caldwell, Jim Gilstrap, Karin Patterson, Diano Sorrels, Marry Clayton & Vesta Williams.

Without Warning

Polydor Records 1983

Tracks: Only You, First Time, Where Is The Key, You Can Do It, Sax Goodbye, 10 x 10, If You Let Me Love You, This Side Of The Rainbow, Hold On & I’ll Be Lovin’ You.

Musicians on the Without Warning album: Marilyn Scott, Tom Fowle, Michael Sembello, Don Barrett, Dean Cortez, Nathan East, Jimmy Haslip, Michael Sembello, Russell Ferrante, Craig Harris, Dan Sembello, Ian Underwood, Ricky Lawson, Art Rodriguez, John “JR” Robinson, James Stroud, Paulinho Da Costa, Frank Marsico, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Marc Russo, Greg Adams, Mic Gilette, Sheree Brown, Cruz Sembello & Pepper Watkins.

Dreams Of Tomorrow

Atco Records 1979

Tracks: Let’s Be Friends, Dreams Of Tomorrow, Highways Of My Life, Why-Oh-You (Y-O-U), Let’s Not Talk About Love, You Are All I Need, You Made Me Believe, The Beach & Yes I Can (I Can Get Along Without Them).

Musicians on the Dreams Of Tomorrow album: Marilyn Scott, Dan Ferguson, Ray MacCarty, Chip Benson, Russell Ferrante, Steve Porcaro, Mark Sanders, Chuck Wike, Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Greg Adams, Mic Gillette, Lenny Pickett, Pepper Watkins & Teddy Woodward.

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