• 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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Let´s disco …

In 1973 a talented group of up and coming studio musicians got together and created the disco dance music of The Bottom Line. Working at A&M Studios on “spec” in the wee hours of the night the rhythm section: Jay Graydon (guitars), David Foster (keyboards), Mike Baird (drums), Jack Conrad (bass) laid down the basics for “Crazy Dancin´” in record time.

Chuck Findley wrote charts for the horn dates while playing on movie and TV sessions, then coerced other players to come in and do midnight horn sections date after work. Those players included; Chuck and Bobby Findley, Jim Horn, Dalton Smith, Slyde Hyde, Gary Grant and Gary Herbig.

Lead vocals were handled by Chas Higgins. The background vocalist were Mentor Williams, Ray Kennedy, Lee McElfresch and anyone else foolish enough to be nearby the studio when voices were needed.

Any equipment found lurking in the hallways was immediately put to use. This first record were nominated by Billboard Magazine as “Best Disco Album” (1974) and The Bottom Line was nominated as “Best New Disco Artist” (1974).

“That´s The Way To Go” had the distinction of being the first 12 inch single to be released in the USA.

Discography

Crazy Dancin´

A&M Records 1974

Tracks: That´s The Way To Go, I Don´t Want Your No-No/I Only Want Your Ya-Ya, Gonna Do My Best To Love You, Do It For Love, Funk You, Crazy Dancin, Chicago, Disco Dobro, That´s The Way To Go “Extended Version” (Bonus Track), I Just Want To Love You (Bonus Track), Darkest Hour (Bonus Track) & Take A Chance (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Crazy Dancin´album: David Foster, Jay Graydon, Mike Baird, Jack Conrad, Steve Forman, Chuck Findley, Jim Horn, Gary Herbig, Chas Higgins, Ray Kennedy, Mentor Williams, Bobby Findley, Dalton Smith, Slyde Hyde, Gary Grant, Lee McElfresch & Trish Turner.

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