• 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.

Vintage West Coast Music

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.

Yellowjackets – Samurai Samba

Warner Bros 1985

Tracks: Homecoming, Deat Beat, Daddy’s Gonna Miss You, Sylvania, Silverlake, Lonely Weekend, Los Mambos & Samurai Samba.

Musicians on the Samurai Samba album: Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Ricky Lawson, Marc Russo, Bobby Caldwell, Carl Caldwell, Paulinho Da Costa, Paulo Da Costa Jr., Michael Landau, Carlos Rios & Marilyn Scott.

Lenny Zakatec – S.T.

A&M Records 1979

Tracks: Do It Right, One Is A Lonely Number, Was It Easy, Keep A Little Sunshine, Memories, Viens, We Will Never Find, It’s A Dancer & Couldn’t We Try.

Musicians on the Lenny Zakatec album: Lenny Zakatex, Robert Ahwai, Ian Bairnson, John Giblin, Max Middleton, Stuart Elliott, Steve Gregory, George Chisholm, Ian Bairnson & Marilyn Bairnson.


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