• 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.

SamuelPurdey

Musically Adrift…

Samuel Purdey’s 1999 album “Musically Adrift” is exactly that. Right record, wrong time; a little known classic overlooked in the main but nevertheless a timeless body of work as good now as it was then, regardless of current trends and other distractions.

Even the chronically deaf could not fail to identify the influences; Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Earth Wind & Fire, early Hall & Oates, early Chicago, Tower Of Power, Airplay, Blood, Sweat & Tears… I could go on but I’m sure you get the picture.

And the personnel on the record is not too be sniffed at either, further validating the pedigree of this precious gem which over time is earning the cult status it so deserves. Ten points for spotting performances of any of the following (day jobs in brackets to give you a head start): Frank Floyd (Donald Fagen/Steely Dan), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/John Lennon), Robbie Gordon (Gil Scott Heron), Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai), Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy (The Brand New Heavies), Ian Thomas (Tom Jones) and Neil Cowley (The Neil Cowley Trio). And the guys twiddling the knobs weren’t bad: Elliot Scheiner (The Eagles/Steely Dan/Van Morrison) and Bob Power (A Tribe Called Quest/De La Soul).

Read more at the official website.

Discography

Musically Adrift

Tummy Touch Records 2013

Tracks: Whatever I Do, Valerie, Lucky Radio, Only When I`m With You, I Can`t Move No Mountains, Late For The Day, One Of A Kind, Santa Rosa, Soon Comes Another & Bitter With The Sweet.

Musicians on the Musically Adrift album: Barney Hurley, Gavin Dodds and others.

Musically Adrift

Grey Dog´s Records 2009

Tracks: Whatever I Do, Valerie (Extended Version), Lucky Radio, Only When I`m With You, I Can`t Move No Mountains, Late For The Day, One Of A Kind, Santa Rosa (Extended Version), Soon Comes Another, Bitter With The Sweet & Help Me See (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Musically Adrift album: Barney Hurley, Gavin Dodds and others.

Musically Adrift

Quattro Records 1999

Tracks: Whatever I Do, Valerie, Lucky Radio, Only When I`m With You, I Can`t Move No Mountains, Late For The Day, One Of A Kind, Santa Rosa, Soon Comes Another & Bitter With The Sweet.

Musicians on the Musically Adrift album: Barney Hurley, Gavin Dodds and others.

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