• 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.

The late seventies and early eighties are sometimes referred to as “The Golden Age” of West Coast Music, and the contrast to so much of what the nineties have offered us musically is remarkable.

Lots of studio recordings, especially in the Los Angeles area and with several artists or bands that released a few albums, some only a debut album and never had a follow up, also some artists moved to another music direction.

At this list you can see a selection of albums that are worthy a listening.

John Parr – Running The Endless Mile

Atlantic Records 1986

Tracks: Two Hearts, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, King Of Lies, Running The Endless Mile, Don’t Leave Your Mark On Me, Scratch, Do It Again, Blame It On The Radio, The Story Still Remains The Same & Steal You Away.

Musicians on the Running The Endless Mile album: John Parr, Pete Bonus, Craig Jones, Michael Landau, Christopher Marra, Bruce Laing, Brad Lang, Michael Boddicker, John Cook, Richard Cottle, Julia Downes, Randy Kerber, Tony Mitman, Neil Richmond, Peter John Vettese, Tony Beard, Graham Broad, Peter Hammond, Jeff Porcaro, Graham Broad, Peter Hammond, Martin Dobson, Jerry Hey, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Roddy Matthews, Lee Matty, Gareth Mortimer, Jill O’Donovan, John Sambataro, Karen Sambrooke, Chris Thompson & Marty Thompson.

Dolly Parton – Dolly Dolly Dolly

RCA Victor 1980

Tracks: Starting Over Again, Same Old Fool, Old Flames (Can Hold A Candle To You), You’re The Only One I Ever Needed, Say Goodnight, Fool For Your Love, Even A Fool Would Let Go, Sweet Agony, I Knew You When & Packin’ It Up.

Musicians on the Dolly Dolly Dolly album: Dolly Parton, Jeff Baxter, Steve Cropper, Jay Graydon, Albert Lee, Joe McGuffee, Michael Severs, Fred Tackett, Nathan East, Abraham Laboriel, Lee Sklar, Ron Oates, Gregg Perry, Red Young, Eddie Anderson, Lenny Castro, Gary Herbig, Jim Horn, Tom Saviano, Tom Scott, George Bohannon, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Dick Hyde, Frank DeCaro, Buddy Spicher, Terry McMillan, Anita Ball, Alexandra Brown, Denise DeCaro, Richard Dennison, Roy Galloway, William Greene, Gene Morford, Jim Salestrom & Stephanie Spruill.

Passage – S.T.

A&M Records 1981

Tracks: Have You Heard The Word, You Can’t Be Livin’, Faith Walking People, I See The Light, The Great Flood, Open Up Your Heart, Power, Love Eyes & The Son Will Come Again.

Musicians on the Passage album: Richard Heath, Louis Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Raymond Crossley, Greg Moore, Rene Moore, Curtis Nolen, Ricky Lawson, Al Perkins, Michael Perkins, John “JR” Robinson & David Wolinski.

Leon Patillo – Love Around The World

Myrrh Records 1985

Tracks: Love Around The World, Up And Over, One Thing Leads To Another, Magic Man, Fire, Friends In High Places, I’ll Be With You, Treat Her Like A Lady, Safe Delivery & The Lord’s Prayer.

Musicians on the Love Around The World album: Leon Patillo, John “JR” Robinson and others.

Leon Patillo – The Sky´s The Limit

Myrrh Records 1984

Tracks: I’ve Heard The Thunder, Security, Life Is What You Make It, Come To Receive, J.E.S.U.S., Love Calling, Fear Not, Sing Unto The Lords, The Sky’s The Limit & Small Still Voice.

Musicians on the Sky´s The Limit album: Leon Patillo and others.

Leon Patillo – I´ll Never Stop Lovin´You

Myrrh Records 1982

Tracks: John 3:17, Cornerstone, Praise Ye The Lord, Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord, I Surrender, I’ll Never Stop Lovin’ You, Rise And Be Healed, Saved & River.

Musicians on the I´ll Never Stop Lovin´You album: Leon Patillo and others.

Leon Patillo – Don´t Give In

Myrrh Records 1981

Tracks: Blessed Is, Have Faith, Flesh Of My Flesh, We Must Believe, (Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher And Higher, Star Of The Morning, Don’t Give In, How Can I Begin, My Sweet Lord & Go.

Musicians on the Don´t Give In album: Leon Patillo and others.

Pearl – S.T.

London Records 1977

Tracks: Nobody Home, Love In Your Life, Two’s A Party (Three Is A Crowd), All I Really Want Is You, It’s All Gonna Come Back, Spending The Night Alone, Everybody Needs Somebody, You’re My Joy, Makin’ Music & Benediction.

Musicians on the Pearl album: Debbie Pearl, Leslie Pearl, Dan Dugmore, Victor Feldman, Hodges, James & Smith, Mark Levine, John Lombardo, Russ Kunkel & Dean Parks.

Leslie Pearl – Words And Music

RCA Records 1982

Tracks: Let’s Go To Bed Early And Stay Up All Night, If The Love Fits Wear It, You Never Gave Up On Me, Look Before You Love, Love Makes Better Lovers, The Ones Who Turn Me On, You Can Do Better Than That, There’s Nothing So Expensive, As A Woman Who’s Free For The Night, Anything But Yes Is Still A No & You’re The First Thing I Want But The Last Thing I Need.

Musicians on the Words And Music album: Leslie Pearl, Nick Brown, Andrew Gold, John Tropea, George Wadenius, David Hungate, Will Lee, Chicao Rindner, John Hobbs, Robert K. Landrum, Paul Shaffer, Michael Baird, Chris Parker, Scott Scheer, Victor Feldman, Jimmy Maelen , Christine Faith, Kathy Ingraham, Edy Lehman, Helen Miles & Annette Saunders.

Mark Pearson with McCoy – Between Friends

Music Is Medicine 1981

Tracks: We Never Saw It Coming, Leave The World Outside Tonight, Forever One Day At A Time, The Lost City Rambler, Old Man, Fire In The Wind, I Tried Not Falling In Love, Greyhound, Bad Dream, Dream For A Memory, The Cafe & The Winners And The Losers.

Musicians on the Between Friends album: Mark Pearson, Mike McCoy, Ted Brancato, Tim Celeski, Tom Collier, Dan Dean, Stan Eike, Bob Haworth, John Morton, Grant Reeves & Dick Powell.

Danny Peck – Heart And Soul

Arista Records 1977

Tracks: Halo Of Fire, Looking So Hard, The Smoke Is Rising, Dream Girl, Brother Of Mine, This Could Be A Real Nice Place, I Do, Take Your Baby Home, That’s The Way It Is & Where Is My Heart.

Musicians on the Heart And Soul album: Danny Peck, Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon, Jay Lewis, Steve Lukather, Eddie Patterson, Henry Davis, Tony Duma, Robert Popwell, Mike Porcaro, David Foster, David Paich, Harvey Mason, Willie Ornelas, Jeff Porcaro, Victor Feldman, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Bob Findley, Jim Horn, Steve Madaio, Bruce Paulson, Jay Lewis Background vocals : Bill Champlin, Venette Gloud, The Brooklyn Dreams & Carmen Twillie.

Herb Pedersen – Sandman

Epic Records 1978

Tracks: Sandman, When She Makes Love To Me, Cora Is Gone, Is That Any Way To Love You, Fair And Tender Ladies, Tennessee Sal, About Love Again, Bring Back The Smile, My Little Man & If I Lose.

Musicians on the Sandman album: Herb Pedersen, Larry Carlton, Dan Ferguson, Stephen Geyer, Lowell George, David Lindley, Chris Smith, Lee Sklar, Larry Muhoberac, Gary Coleman, Lowell George, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Linda Ronstadt & Joey Scarbury.

Herb Pedersen – Southwest

Epic Records 1976

Tracks: Paperback Writer, Rock & Roll Cajun, If I Can Sing A Song, Our Baby’s Gone, Harvest Home, The Hey Boys, Jesus Once Again, Younger Days, Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ & Wait A Minute.

Musicians on the Southwest album: Herb Pedersen, Larry Carlton, David Lindley, Al Perkins, Chris Smith, Ed Carter, Lee Sklar, Mike Post, Michael Baird, Jim Gordon, John Guerin, Gary Coleman, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt.

Dan Peek – Doer Of The Word

Home Sweet Home Records 1984

Tracks: Doer Of The Word, Holy Spirit, Reach Out, Everything, Your Father Loves You, Brotherly Love, Redeemer, I Believe In Miracles, Thank You Lord & Power And Glory.

Musicians on the Doer Of The Word album: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley, Chris Christian, James Harrah & Jim Calire.

Dan Peek – All Things Are Possible

Lamb & Lion Records 1978

Tracks: All Things Are Possible, Divine Lady, Love Was Just Another Word, He’s All That Right, One Way, Ready For Love, Lighthouse, Forgive Me Forgive You, Hometown, You’re My Savior & I Have To Say Goodbye.

Musicians on the All Things Are Possible album: Dan Peek, Larry Byrom, Chris Christian, Sonny Garrish, Jay Graydon, David Hungate, Steve Schaeffer, Bob Wray, Bobby Ogden, Michael Omartian, Steve Porcaro, Jai Winding, Hal Blaine, Michael Botts, Roger Clark, Terry McMillian, Bergen White, Buddy Skipper, Shelly Kurland, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Jackie Cusic, Janie Fricke & Donna Sheridan.

Bernadette Peters – S.T.

MCA Records 1980

Tracks: If You Were The Only Boy, Gee Whiz ! (Look At His Eyes), Heartquake, Should’ve Never Let Him Go, Chico’s Girl, Pearl’s A Singer, Other Lady, I Never Thought I’d Break & You’ll Never Know.

Musicians on the Bernadette Peters album: Bernadette Peters, Mike Antony, Dan Dugmore, Al Gorgoni, Mitch Holder, Thom Rotella, Richard Davis, Jim Hughart, Andy Muson, Lee Sklar, Peter Allen, Artie Butler, Marvin Laird, Michael Lang, Mitch Margo, Lincoln Mayorga, Tom Snow, Ed Greene, Sol Gubin, Alan Estes, Nino Tempo, Harry James, Franne Golde, Ellie Greenwich, Jo Ann Harris, Mike Harris, Debbie McCall, Barry Mann, Sal Rota, Mario Sanchez & David White.

Greg Phillinganes – Pulse

Planet Records 1984

Tracks: Behind The Mask, Won’t Be Long Now, Playin’ With Fire, I Have Dreamed, Come As You Are, Lazy Nina, Signals, Countdown To Love & Shake It.

Musicians on the Pulse album: Greg Phillinganes, Dennis Herring, Robbie Nevil, Carlos Rios, David Williams, Nathan East, Brian Banks, Michael Boddicker, Anthony Marinelli, Howie Rice, Bo Tomlyn, John “JR” Robinson, Carlos Vega, Paulinho Da Costa, Jerry Hey, Jackie Jackson, Maxi Anderson, Steve George, Howard Hewett, James Ingram, Phillip Ingram, Clydene Jackson, Gwen Matthews, Richard Page, Phil Perry, Greg Phillinganes, Daryl Phinnessee, Julia Tillman Waters & Maxine Willard Waters.

Greg Phillinganes – Significant Gains

Planet Records 1981

Tracks: Girl Talk, Baby I Do Love You, Takin´It Up All Night, Forever Now, Big Man, I Don´t Want To Be The One, Maxxed Out, Do It All For Love & The Call.

Musicians on the Significant Gains album: Greg Phillinganes, Raymond Pound, Marlo Henderson, John McClain, Mike Sembello, Greg Poreé, Paul Jackson Jr., Nathan Watts, Freddie Washington, Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Foster, Paulinho Da Costa, Ndugu Chancler, Sadao Watanabe, George Benson, Patrice Rushen, Carolyn Dennis, Lynn Davis, Angela Windbush, Cheryl Lynn & Bobby Martin.

Pieces – S.T.

Libery Records 1979

Tracks: Dances So Good, Magazine Lover, That’s Way Of Love, Love’s Winning Me Over, Heaven Must Have Made You, Who You Benn Doin’, You Made Me Believe, Can’t Turn Down Love & Where Did Our Love Go.

Musicians on the Pieces album: Geoffrey Leib, Kenny Lee Lewis, Larry Lingle, Mike Lingle, Lenny Castro, Barry Fasman, Steve Forman, Robbie Robinson, Sid Sharp & Dianne Steinberg.

Pierce Arrow – Pity The Rich

Columbia Records 1978

Tracks: Now I Can Hear The Music, She Got The Rhythm (Memphis Woman), Maybe Tomorrow, Desperately, Mony Sail. Can’t Break The Habit, Wanton Woman, Julie Anne (Magnolia Wind), Angel Eyes & Pity The Rich.

Musicians on the Pity The Rich album: Robin Batteau, Dave Buskin, Werner Fritzsching, Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn & Bobby Chouinard.

Pierce Arrow – S.T.

Columbia Records 1977

Tracks: You Got To Believe, Stargazer, I Love You More Each Day, If I Could Be With You, Robber, Hot Summer Night, Still I Love You, Ain´t The Sky Just Like A River, Crazy ´Bout That Music & Take This Heart.

Musicians on the Pierce Arrow album: David Buskin, Robin Batteau, Bobby Chouinard, Werner Fritzsching, Jeff Kent & Doug Lubahn.

Pointer Sisters – Black & White

Planet Records 1981

Tracks: Sweet Lover Man, Someday We´ll Be Together, Take My Heart Take My Soul, Slow Hand, We´re Gonna Make It, What A Surprise, Got To Find Love, Fall In Love Again & Should I Do It.

Musicians on the Black & White album: Pointer Sisters, John Robinson, Nate Watts, Mike Porcaro, Paul Jackson, Tim May, James Newton Howard, John Barnes, Greg Phillinganes, Danny Faragher, Ed Walsh, David Foster, Mike Cotten, Paulinho Da Costa & Trevor Lawrence.

Pointer Sisters – Special Things

Planet Records 1980

Tracks: Could I Be Dreaming, He´s So Shy, The Love Too Good To Last, Eveil, Save This Night For Love, We´ve Got The Power, Where Did The Time Go, Special Things & Here Is Where Your Love Belongs.

Musicians on the Special Things album: Pointer Sisters, Ollie Brown, James Gadson, Raymond Pounds, Ricky Lawson, Nate Watts, John Pierce, James Jamerson, Paul Jackson Jr., Tim May, Marlo Henderson, Ben Bridges, Mark Goldenberg, David Williams, Clarence McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Tom Snow, John Barnes, Burt Bacharach, Michael Boddicker, Lance Ong, Paulinho Da Costa, Chuck Findley, Steve Madaio, Don Myrick, Jay Hutson, Bill Reichenbach & Gary Grant.

Pointer Sisters – Energy

Planet Records 1978

Tracks: Lay It On The Line, Dirty Work, Hypnotize, As I Come Of Age, Come And Get Your Love, Happiness, Fire, Angry Eyes, Echoes Of Love & Everybody Is A Star.

Musicians on the Energy album: Pointer Sisters, Jeff Porcaro, Rick Jaeger, Mike Baird, David Hungate, Eddie Watkins, Michael Porcaro, Gerald Johnson, Abe Laboriel, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kotchmar, Fred Tackett, Randy Bachman, Davey Johnstone, David Paich, Jai Winding, Steve Porcaro, James Newton Howard, Jimmy Phillips, Lenny Castro, Richard Perry & Bryan Cumming.

Tom Powers – Love And Learn

Big Tree Records 1977

Tracks: Rise And Shine, Thoughts Of You, Willie, Live And Learn, Song About You, It Ain’t Love, One Too Many Times & Music.

Musicians on the Love And Learn album: Tom Powers, Pete Bordonali, Steve Gibson, Bobby Thompson, Joe Osborn, Jack Williams, Shane Keister, Larrie Londin, Kenny Malone, Dennis Good, Billy Puet, Don Sheffield, Buddy Skipper, George Tidwell, Sheri Kramer, Lisa Silver & Diane Tidwell.

Andy Pratt – Shiver In The Night

Nemperor Records 1977

Tracks: All I Want Is You, Rainbow, I Want To See You Dance, My Love Is So Tender, So Faint, Keep Your Dream Alive, Landscape, What’s Important To You, Mama’s Getting Love, Dreams & Born To Learn.

Musicians on the Shiver In The Night album: Andy Pratt, Mark Doyle, Gary Link, Hugh McDonald, Andy Mendelson, Andy Newmark, Rick Shlosser, Rubens Bassini, Michael Brecker, Louis Del Gatto, Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Gene Orloff, David Lasley, Gary Link, Diane Sumler & Luther Vandross.

Andy Pratt – Resolution

Nemperor Records 1976

Tracks: Resolution, If You Could See Yourself (Through My Eyes), Constant Heart, Karen’s Song, Can’t Stop My Love, Everything Falls Into Place (Lillian’s Song), That’s When Miracles Occur, Some Things Go On Forever, Treasure That Canary, Set Your Sights & Love Song.

Musicians on the Resolution album: Andy Pratt, Mark Doyle, Hugh McDonald, Tony Levin, Kenneth Bichel, Andy Mendelson, Steve Gadd, Richard Mendelson, Andy Newmark, Carlos Martin Rodriguez, Rubens Bassini, Arif Mardin, Carl Martin, David Lasley, The Rowans, Diane Sumler & Luther Vandross.

Puzzle – The Second Album

Motown Records 1974

Tracks: You Took Me Wrong, Mary Mary, State Of Mind, Everybody Wants To Be Somebodny, Haiku, My Love, Now That You Love Me, Concept Of Her a) Prelude – b) A Moment’s Rest – c) Visions & N.Y.C.

Musicians on the Second Album: John LiVigni, Anthony Siciliano, Robert Villalobos, Joseph Spinazola, Lawrence Klimas & Ralf Richert.

Puzzle – S.T.

Motown Records 1973

Tracks: On With The Show, Lady, You Make Me Happy, Never Gonna Leave Again, The Grosso, Brand New World, Suite Delirium, It´s Not The Last Time & Don´t Know Where I´m Gonna Be Today,

Musicians on the Puzzle album: John LiVigni, Anthony Siciliano, Robert Villalobos, Joseph Spinazola, Lawrence Klimas & Ralf Rickert.

Quarterflash – Take Another Picture

Geffen Records 1983

Tracks: Take Me To Heart, Take Another Picture, Shane, Eye To Eye, It Don’t Move Me, Shakin’ The Jinx, Make It Shine, One More Round To Go, Nowhere Left To Hide & It All Becomes Clear.

Musicians on the Take Another Picture album: Jack Charles, Rick DiGiallonardo, Rich Gooch, Marv Ross, Rindy Ross, Brian David Willis, John Boylan, Bill Champlin, Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Funderburk, Tom Kelly, James Newton Howard, Timothy B. Schmit & Joe Walsh.

Quarterflash – S.T.

Geffen Records 1981

Tracks: Harden My Heart, Find Another Fool, Critical Times, Valerie, Try To Make It True, Right Kind Of Love, Crusin’ With The Deuce, Love Should Be So Kind & Williams Avenue.

Musicians on the QuaterFlash album: Jack Charles, Rick DiGiallonardo, Rich Gooch, Marv Ross, Rindy Ross, Brian David Willis, Michael Adelsheim, Denny Andersen, Robin Antin, Michael Botts, Peter Burke, Paulinho Da Costa, Bob Glaub, Tom Kelly, Maury King, Marcy Levy, Bill Payne, Sherry Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Timothy B. Schmit Larry Toyota & Jai Winding.

Chris Rainbow – White Trails

Crystal Records 1979

Tracks: Love You Eternally, Don’t Take The Night Away, Song Of The Earth, Be Like A Woman, Ring Ring, Streetwise, White Trails & In Love With Love.

Musicians on the White Trails album: Chris Rainbow, Ian Bairnson, Shug Barr, Martin Jenner, Mo Foster, Pete Zorn, Dave Lawson, Max Middleton, Simon Phillips, Derek Quinn, Dick Morrissey, Marilyn Bairnson, Linda Taylor & Chris Thompson.

Chris Rainbow – Looking Over My Shoulder

Polydor Records 1978

Tracks: You And I, Show Us The Sun, Dear Brian, Give Me Just A Little Beat Of Your Heart, All Night, Solid State Brain, Dansette, Bluebird, Give Me What I Cry For, Living In The World Today & In And Out And Roundabout.

Musicians on the Looking Over My Shoulder album: Chris Rainbow, Seymour Duncan, Martin Jenner, Clive Chaman, Pat Donaldson, David Markee, Dave Wintour, Pete Zorn, John Hamilton, Dave Lawson, Pete Baron, John Cochrane, Chris Karan, Simon Phillips, Henry Spinetti, Andrew Steele & John Barham.

Bonnie Raitt – Nine Lives

Warner Bros 1986

Tracks: No Way To Treat A Lady, Runnin’ Back To Me, Who But A Fool (Thief Into Paradise), Crime Of Passion, All Day All Night, Stand Up To The Night, Excited, Freezin’ (For A Little Human Love), True Love Is Hard To Find & Angel.

Musicians on the Nine Lives album: Bonnie Raitt, Charles Fearing, Ira Ingher, David Kitay, Michael Landau, Ian McLagan, Dean Parks, Johnny Lee Schell, Earl Smith, Ray Chara, Nathan East, Ray O’Hara, Lee Sklar, Neil Stubenhaus, Eric Kaz, David Kitay, Richard Kosinski, Ian McLagan, Guy Moon, Bill Payne, J.A.C. Redford, Johnny Lee Schell, Russ Kunkel, John “JR” Robinson, Carlos Vega, Ian Wallace, Lenny Castro, Rob Fraboni, Emilio Castillo, Richard Elliot, Stephen Kupka, David Woodford, Greg Adams, Lee Thornburg, Rosemary Butler, Max Carl, Blondie Chaplin, Eric Kaz, Christine McVie, Ivan Neville, Stephen Ross, Johnny Lee Schell, Todd Sharp, Earl Smith & Sippie Wallace.

Bonnie Raitt – The Glow

Warner Bros 1979

Tracks: I Thank You, Your Good Thing (Is About To End), Standin’ By The Same Old Love, Sleep’s Dark And Silent Gate, The Glow, Bye Bye Baby, The Boy Can’t Help It, (I Could Have Been Your) Best Old Friend. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming & (Goin’) Wild For You Baby.

Musicians on the Glow album: Bonnie Raitt, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Feebo, Bob Glaub, Bob Magnusson, Don Grolnick, Bill Payne, John Guerin, Rick Marotta, Trevor Lawrence, David Sanborn, Larry Williams, Steve Madaio, Paul Butterfield, Peter Asher, Rosemary Butler, Kenny Edwards, Craig Fuller, Danny Maxayn Lewis, John David Souther & Waddy Wachtel.

Bonnie Raitt – Sweet Forgiveness

Warner Bros 1977

Tracks: About To Make Me Leave Home, Runaway, Two Lives, Louise, Gamblin’ Man, Sweet Forgiveness, My Opening Farewell, Three Time Loser, Takin’ My Time & Home.

Musicians on the Sweet Forgiveness album: Bonnie Raitt, Freebo, David Grisman, Will McFarlane, Fred Tackett, Jeff Labes, Bill Payne, Dennis Whitted, Sam Clayton, Norton Buffalo, Rosemary Butler, Lester Chambers, Maxayn Lewis, Michael McDonald, John David Souther & Carlena Williams.

Lou Rawls – Love All Your Blues Away

Epic Records 1986

Tracks: Change Your Mind, Are You With Me, Love All Your Blues Away, Stop Me From Starting This Feeling, Learn To Love Again, Willow Weep For Me, We’ll Be Together Again, The Way You Look Tonight & It Never Entered My Mind.

Musicians on the Love All Your Blues Away album: Lou Rawls, Jay Graydon, David Foster, Michael Baird, Tata Vega, Steve George & Richard Page.

Lou Rawls – When The Night Comes

Epic Records 1983

Tracks: Upside Down, Wind Beneath My Wings, If You’re Gonna Love Me, A Couple More Years, One I Sign My Love Songs To, You Can’t Take It With You, When The Night Comes, Midnight Sunshine, That’s When The Magic Begin & I Been Him.

Musicians on the When The Night Comes album: Lou Rawls, Larry Byrom, Dann Huff, Billy Joe Walker, David Hungate, David Briggs, Robbie Buchanan, Clayton Ivey, Shane Keister, Randy McCormick, James Stroud, Farrell Morris, Jim Horn, Larry Williams, Gary Grant, Ron Haffkine, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Cherry Sisters, Donna McElroy, Lisa Silver & Diane Tidwell.

Dave Rayner – Rain Or Shine

First American 1980

Tracks: The Way It Used To Be, Leave Me Alone Tonight, Stay Here Tonight, Rain Or Shine, Slip Away Tonight, I Can’t Take It, You’ve Got It & Little Ones.

Musicians on the Rain Or Shine album: Dave Rayner, Frank Butorac, Terry Lauber, Rob Moitozia, Gary Ruhl, Stacy Christenson, Kenny Day, George Merrill, Michael Kinder & Seattle Strings Ensemble.

Rhythm Heritage – Sky´s The Limit

ABC Records 1978

Tracks: Sail Away With Me, Had To Fall In Love, Skippin’, Language Of Love, Theme From Starsky And Hutch, Holdin’ Out (For Your Love), Hedge Hog, Float On By & Sky’s The Limit.

Musicians on the Sky´s The Limit album: Scott Edwards, Victor Feldman, Jay Graydon, Ed Greene, Michael Omartian, Chuck Findley, Jim Horn, Steve Madaio, Ray Parker Jr., Fred Selden, Sid Sharp, Julia Tillman Waters, Ernie Watts & Maxine Willard Waters.

Rhythm Heritage – Last Night On Earth

ABC Records 1977

Tracks: Theme From “Rocky”, Dance The Night Away, Disco Queen, Medley : Do It Again/Cisco Kid, Theme From “Lipstick”, Part 1 : Angry World, Part 2 : Anytime Anyplace & Part 3 : Last Night On Earth.

Musicians on the Last Night On Earth album: Scott Edwards, Ed Greene, Jay Graydon, Michael Omartian, Bob Walden, Steve Barri, Chuck Findley, Steve Madaio, Michael Price, Fred Selden, Sid Sharp, Stephanie Spring, Dan Walsh, Luter Waters, Oren Waters & Ernie Watts.

Rhythm Heritage – Disco-Fied

ABC Records 1976

Tracks: Disco-Fied, Caravan, Baretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow), Theme From S.W.A.T., Blockbuster, My Cherie Amour, (It’s Time To) Boogie Down, Three Days Of The Condor & Disco-Fied (reprise).

Musicians on the Disco-Fied album: Scott Edwards, Ed Greene, Michael Omartian, Dean Parks, Ray Parker, Ben Benay, Lee Ritenour, Victor Feldman, Paul Hubinon, Tony Terran, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Fred Seldon, Lew McCreary, Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Michael Price.

Allan Rich – Glass Heart

Columbia Records 1976

Tracks: Fever For The Girl, Come Back, Riskin’ My Life, Struggle In Darkness, Glass Heart, Another Rainy Day, Always Something There To Remind Me, Ridin’ With Cindy & Girl On A White Horse.

Musicians on the Glass Heart album: Allan Rich, James Burton, Gary Dalton, Steve Hunter, Wayne Perkins, Waddy Wachtel, Willie Weeks, Allan Gordy, Michael Rubini, William “D” Smith, James Gadson, Ron Tutt, Gary Coleman, Bobby Keys, Bill Champlin, Gerald Garrett, Joseph Powell, Luther Waters & Oren Waters.

Cliff Richards – I´m No Hero

EMI Records 1980

Tracks: Take Another Look, Anything I Can Do, A Little In Love, Here (So Doggone Blue), Give A Little Bit More, In The Night, I’m No Hero, Dreamin’, A Heart Will Break & Everyman.

Musicians on the I´m No Hero album: Cliff Richard, Alan Tarney, Michael Boddicker, Nick Glennie-Smith, Trevor Spencer and others.

Turley Richards – Therfu

Atlantic Records 1979

Tracks: You Might Need Somebody, All Over the World, When I Lose My Way, Baby Please Don’t Go, Climb Up the Steeple, Stand By Me, I’m Comin’ Back Home (With a Little Bit of Luck), Can’t You Hear Them Crying, It’s All Up To You & There’s Something Wrong.

Musicians on the Therfu album: Turley Richards, Dan Ferguson, Steve Gibson, Jon Goin, Todd Sharp, Turley Williams, Paul Worley, Reggie Young, Bob Welch, Jack Williams, David Briggs, Jay Gruska, Shane Keister, Tom Snow, Mike Fleetwood, Kenny Malone, Farrell Morris, Bill Jones, Roger Williams, Ava Aladridge, Cindy Richardson & Marie Tomlinson.

Turley Richards – West Virginia Superstar

Atlantic Records 1976

Tracks: I Will, Happy, New Ray Of Sunshine, Love Is On The Line, Going Home, West Virginia Superstar, From Dust To Blood, Play Me, Reflections Of Me And You & What Does It Mean In The End.

Musicians on the West Virginia Superstar album: Turley Richards, Jesse Boyce, David Briggs, Johnny Christopher, Dan Haerle, Teddy Irwin, Shane Keister, Tim Krekel, Jack Lane, Kenny Malone, Norbert Putman, Donald Sanders, Chuck Smith, Reggie Young, Lea Jane Berinati, Ginger Holladay, Janie Fricke & Charnissa Butts.

Carla Riehl – Alien

Window Records 1985

Tracks: Never Have To Make It Alone, You Were There, Livin’ By Faith, Deep Down Inside, Alien, Captain Of My Dreams, You Wanted Me, I Wanna Know & You Make Me Feel.

Musicians on the Alien album: Carla Riehl and others.

Minnie Riperton – Minnie

Capitol Records 1979

Tracks: Memory Lane, Love And Friend, Return To Forever, Dancing & Actin’ Crazy, Love Hurts, Never Existed Before, I’m A Woman & Light My Fire.

Musicians on the Minnie album: Minnie Riperton, Oscar Castro Neves, Marlo Henderson, Mitch Holder, David Hungate, Abraham Laboriel, Chuck Rainey, Victor Feldman, Jeremy Lubbock, Alex Acuna, Leon Chancler, Harvey Mason, Paulinho Da Costa, Victor Feldman, Steve Forman, Henry Gibson, Tom Scott, Kim Hutchcroft, Vincent DeRosa, David Duke, Bill Green, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Sidney Barnes, Venetta Fields & Dani McCormick.

Rick Roberts – She Is A Song

A&M Records 1973

Tracks: Westwind, She Is A Song, Lights, Four Days Gone, Company, Sweet Maria, The Captain, She Made Me Lose My Blues, Old Songs & Glad To Be Goin´.

Musicians on the She Is A Song album: Rick Roberts, George Grantham, Joe Vitale, Al Perkins, Joe Walsh, Kenny Passarelli, Chris Hillman, Steve Fromholz, Paul Harris & Joe Lala.

Rick Roberts – Windmills

A&M Records 1972

Tracks: Deliver Me, Davy McVie, In My Own Small Way, Sail Away, Two Lonely Women, In A Dream, Drunk And Dirty, Pick Me Up On You Way Down & Jenny’s Blues.

Musicians on the Windmills album: Rick Roberts, Don Henley, Dallas Taylor, Bernie Leadon, Al Perkins, Marc Benno, Randy Meisner, Chris Hillman, Lee Sklar, Jane Getz, Mike Utley, Joe Lala, Jackson Browne & David Crosby.

The Jess Roden Band – Keep Your Hat On

Island Records 1976

Tracks: You Can Leave Your Hat On, Jump Mama, Blowin’, In A Circle, I’m On A Winner With You, Mama Roux, Desperado, Too Far Gone & Send It To You.

Musicians on the Keep Your Hat On album: Jess Roden, John Cartwright, Chris Gower, Peter Hunt, Bruce Roberts, Ronnie Taylor & Steve Webb.

Jess Roden – Stonechaser

Island Records 1980

Tracks: Prime Time Love, Deeper In Love, Brand New Start, Believe In Me, Bird Of Harlem, If Ever You Should Change Your Mind, Loving You & One World One People.

Musicians on the Stonechaser album: Jess Roden, David Landau, Jeff Layton, Jeff Mironov, Cliff Morris, John Cartwright, Rick Chudacoff, Anthony Jackson, Neil Jason, G.T. Clinton, Rob Mounsey, Pat Rebillot, Leon Pendarvis, Richard Brooks, Peter Bunetta, Chris Parker, Errol Bennett, Arno Lucas, Leon Pendarvis,  Romeo Penque, Charles McCracken, Lew Soloff, Chandra Armstead, Joshie Armstead, Barbara Massey, Janice Pendarvis, Zachary Sanders & Luther Vandross.

Jess Roden – The Player Not The Game

Island Records 1977

Tracks: Misty Roses, Sensation, Lonely Avenue, Quiet Sound Of You And I, Hardest Blow, Drinking Again, Woman Across The Water & In Me Tonight.

Musicians on the Player Not The Game album: Jess Roden, Charlie Brown, Franklin Micare, Jeff Mironov, Cliff Morris, Lance Quinn, John Tropea, Francisco Centeno, Milt Hinton, Anthony Jackson, Rob Mounsey, Leon Pendarvis, Shirley Scott, Gary Mure, Buddy Williams, Rubens Bassini, Errol Bennett, Raymond Beckenstein, Scott Hamilton, Howard Johnson, Lou Marini, Harold Vick, Wayne Andre, Burt Collins, Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Michael Lawrence, Tom Malone, George Marge, Victor Paz, Alan Ralph, Alan Rubin, David Carey, Benny Diggs, Dolores Hall, Michael Lee Gray & Arnold McCuller.

Kenny Rogers – They Don´t Make Them Like They Used To

RCA Records 1986

Tracks: This Love We Share, If I Could Hold On To Love, You’re My Love, Time For Love, They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To, Life Is Good Love Is Better, Just The Thought Of Losing You, Anything At All, After All This Time & Twenty Years Ago.

Musicians on the They Don´t Make Them Like They Used To album: Kenny Rogers, Jay Graydon, Dann Huff, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Kenny Mims, Billy Joe Walker, Nathan East, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, Randy Goodrum, Mike Hannah, Randy Kerber, Mike Lawler, Michael Omartian, Marcus Ryle, Paul Urrich, Michael Baird, Clyde Brooks, John “JR” Robinson, Carlos Vega, Brandon Fields, Peter Beckett, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, El DeBarge, Tom Flora, Tommy Funderburk, Richard Page, Jason Scheff, Ann Smith & Kin Vassy.

Kenny Rogers – The Heart Of The Matter

RCA Records 1985

Tracks: I Don’t Wanna To Worry, The Heart Of The Matter, You Made Me Feel Love, Morning Desire, Don’t Look In My Eyes, The Best Of Me, Tomb Of The Unknow Love, People In Love, I Can’t Believe Your Eyes & Our Perfect Song.

Musicians on the Heart Of The Matter album: Kenny Rogers, Ian Bairnson, Paul Jackson Jr., Stanley Jordan, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Fred Tackett, Billy Joe Walker, Joe Chemay, Nathan East, Mo Foster, Neil Stubenhaus, Jim Cox, Ann Dudley, David Foster, John Hobbs, Jeremy Lubbock, Randy Waldman, Leon Chancler, Stuart Elliot, John “JR” Robinson, Steve Leach, Richard Marx, Kin Vassy, Terry Williams, Gary Herbig, Lawrence Williams, James Galway, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Donnie Sanders, Jim Tatcher, Richard Todd, Jeremy Lubbock, George Martin, Gayle Levant, Joe Chemay, Nathan East, David Morgan, Herb Pedersen & Kenny Rogers II.

Kenny Rogers – What About Me?

RCA Records 1984

Tracks: What About Me?, The Night Goes On, Dream Dancin’, Two Hearts One Love, I Don’t Want To Know Why, Didn’t We?, Somebody Took My Love, Crazy, The Stranger & Heart To Heart.

Musicians on the What About Me? album: Kenny Rogers, Dann Huff, Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Landau, Fred Tackett, Kin Vassy, Billy Joe Walker, Dennis Belfield, Joe Chemay, Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus, Erich Bulling, Jim Cox, David Foster, John Hobbs, Tom Keane, Randy Kerber, Marcus Ryle, Ed Greene, John “JR” Robinson, Sheila E., Steve Forman, Michael Temple, Gary Herbig, Jeremy Lubbock, Kim Carnes, James Ingram, Kenny Cetera, Cindy Fee, Portia Griffin, Richard Marx, Herb Pedersen, Kenny Rogers II & Terry Williams.

Gregg Rolie – S.T.

Columbia Records 1985

Tracks: Young Love, Close My Eyes, I Wanna Go Back, Let Me Out, Over And Over, Don’ Talk, Zap Me, Marianne, It’s Only Make Believe & Deep Blue Sea.

Musicians on the Gregg Rolie album: Gregg Rolie, Craig Chaquico, Dann Huff, Mark Ross, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Peter Wolf, Mark Craney, Marc Russo, Bruce Miller, Kevin Beamish, Stan Bush, Carmen Grillo, Gene Miller & Jason Scheff.

Diana Ross – Ross

RCA Records 1983

Tracks: That’s How You Start Over, Love Will Make It Right, You Do It, Pieces Of Ice, Let’s Go Up, Love Or Loneliness, Up Front & Girls.

Musicians on the Ross album: Diana Ross, Larry Carlton, Eric Gale, Randy Hall, Bob Kulick, Steve Lukather, Jeff Mironov, Ray Parker Jr., Domenic Troiano, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Haslip, Neil Jason, Ray Parker Jr., Ray Chew, Donald Fagen, Paul Griffin, Julian Marshall, Michael McDonald, Rob Mounsey, David Paich, Ray Parker Jr., Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Yogi Horton, Ray Parker Jr., Jeff Porcaro, Jack Ashford, Ollie E. Brown, Starz Vanderlocket, Jim Horn, Jerry Hey, Gene Page, Alex Brown, Arnell Carmichael, Valerie Jones, Clydie King, Myrna Matthews, Sherlie Matthews, Michael McDonald, J.D. Nicholas, Ray Parker Jr. & Anita Sherman.

Rufus – Seal In Red

Warner Bros 1983

Tracks: Take It To The Top, The Time Is Right, When I Get Over You, You Turn Me All Around, You The Night And The Music, Blinded By The Boogie, I’m Saving This Love Song, You’re Really Out Of Line, Distant Lovers & No Regrets.

Musicians on the Seal In Red album: Tony Maiden), Kevin Murphy, Ivan Neville), John “JR” Robinson, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski, Patti Austin, Paulinho Da Costa, Lynn Davis, George Duke, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charlie Loper, James Pankow, Michael Sembello & Ernie Watts.

Rufus – Party ´Til You´re Broke

MCA Records 1981

Tracks: Tonight We Love, Hold On To A Friend, Love Is Taking Over, Secret Love, Party ‘Til You’re Broke, Can I Show You, You’re Made For Me, What Is It & We Got The Way.

Musicians on the Party ‘Til You’re Broke album: Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, John “JR” Robinson, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski, Gavin Christopher, Paulinho Da Costa, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Louis Johnson, Rene Moore, Bill Reichenbach, Mary Russell, Lalomie Washburn, Larry Williams & Angela Winbush.

Rufus – Numbers

ABC Records 1979

Tracks: Ain’t Nobody Like You, You’re To Blame, Keep It Together (Declaration Of Love), Dancin’ Mood, Red Hot Poker, Don’t You Sit Alone, Bet My Dreams, Pleasure Dome, Are We ? & Life In The City.

Musicians on the Numbers album: Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, John “JR” Robinson, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski, Chuck Brooke, Everett Bryson, John Erwin, Bob Greve, Dave Grover, Billy Lamb, Maxayn Lewis, Helen Lowe & Lalomie Washburn.


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