• 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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Bishop, a serious songwriter…..

At the age of thirteen, Stephen Bishop found himself at a crossroads. A clarinetist with hopes of becoming a History teacher, he was forever changed after watching the Beatles one night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He convinced his brother to buy him an electric guitar. He bought a “Mel Bay” chordbook and began to learn to play guitar and make up chords as well, writing his first song,”Surf’s Turf..” a pathetic sounding intrumental. He formed a band called, “The Weeds” and began to play at local faternity parties incorporating his own original songs with various songs from top 40.

The Weeds won 2nd place at the Claremont Battle of the Bands, prompting one of the judges to exclaim that “Stephen Bishop is going to be a big songwriter someday!” Determined to fullfill that prophesy, Stephen made the trip to Los Angeles. He walked the streets with his $12 acoustic guitar, playing songs for various publishers in Hollywood… eventually landing a publishing deal at $50 a week for E.H.Morris Publishing. One of his songs was recorded only to be followed by a long wait…many years went by. At one point, Stephen considered leaving L.A. to return home and work for his Dad’s Insurance company. Through a good friend, Art Garfunkel heard some of his new songs and recorded two of them on his Gold recording, “Breakaway.”

He started playing around town singing his songs in person for artists like, “Barbra Streisand…Bette Midler..Diana Ross…Michelle Phillips…” Shortly thereafter, he was signed to ABC Records who released his first album, “Careless.” His two hits from that album were,”Save It For a Rainy Day,” and “On and On..” Soon the album went gold, as well as his next album, Bish.

He sang the theme, “It Might Be You,” from the movie, “Tootsie,” as well as writing and/or singing 13 other films including, “Animal House,” and “Separate Lives..” from “White Nights.” His songs have been sung by artists such as: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops and Pavarotti.

Stephen has been nominated for a two Grammy’s and an Oscar nomination for his song, “Separate Lives”. His new CD is entitled, “Blue Guitars..” and his book on rough drafts, “SONGS IN THE ROUGH.” published by St. Martins’ Press, has nearly sold out in it’s first printing. He has just sung and co-written the song, “You Can Do Anything..” for the movie, “Barney’s Big Adventure…”

Word from Stephen Bishop´s official website.

Discography

Red Cap To Manhattan

Blixa Sounds 2018

Tracks: The Big House, Don’t You Worry, Thief In The Night, Send A Little Love My Way, Let Her Go, Little Moon, The Story Of A Boy In Love, Living In The Land Of Abe Lincoln, Red Cab To Manhattan, Sex Kittens Go to College, City Girl, My Clarinet, Hit The Road Jack (Session Outtake), Send A Little Love My Way (Single Version), Shine On You Crazy Moon (Demo), Smile When I Touch Her (Demo), I´d Come Home For You (Demo) & Teenage Millionaire (Demo).

Musicians on the Red Cap To Manhattan album: Stephen Bishop, John Tropea, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Warren Bernhardt, Don Grolnick, David Lasley, Gary Brooker, Clive Anstee, Dennis Belfield, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, John Giblin, Neil Jason, Russ Kunkel, Neil Larsen, Mike Mainieri, Hugh McCracken, Arnold McCuller, Sid McGinnis, Jeff Miranov, Andy Newmark, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, David Spinozza, Chris Stainton, Jeffrey Staton & Willie Weeks.

Blueprint

General Records 2016

Tracks: Everyone’s Gone to the Moon, Little Bird, Ultralove, And I Love You, I’ll Sleep on the Plane, She’s Not Mine, Before Nightfall, Love at Stake, Holy Mother, Someone Like You, Slippin’ into Love, Blue Window & It Might Be You.

Musicians: Stephen Bishop and others.

Bowling In Paris “Remastered”

Stephen Bishop 2015

Tracks: Walking On Air, Love On The Outside, Mister Heartbreak, Parked Cars, Think I Know What Love Is, Tip Of The Iceberg, Hall Light, Love At A Distance, Kari, Innocent Love & Sleeping with Girls.

Musicians on the Bowling In Paris Remastered album: Stephen Bishop and others.

70s

Sony Music 2015

Tracks: Save It For A Rainy Day (Live), Pretty Baby (Live), It Might Be You (Live), Ingenue (Live), Little Italy (Live), Separate Lives (Live), On And On (Live), Never Letting Go (Live), Parked Cars (Live), Red Cab To Manhattan (Live), Madge (Live), Looking For The Right One (Live) & Soothe Me (Just When I Think) (Live).

Musicians on the 70s album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Live

Stephen Bishop 2014

Tracks: Save It For A Rainy Day, Pretty Baby, It Might Be You (Theme From Tootsie), Ingenue, Little Italy, Separate Lives, On And On, Never Letting Go, Parked Car, Red Cab To Manhattan, Madge, Looking For The Right One & Soothe Me (Just When I Think).

Musicians on the Live album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Be Here Then

General Records Inc. 2014

Tracks: Pretty Baby, Rescue You, Sparkle U Shine, Make It Last, Promise Me The World, Vacant, Fooled By Love, Cry Of The Broken Hearted, Loveless & Love Is U.

Musicians on the Be Here Then album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Stephen Bishop

PolyEast Records 2011

Tracks: It Might Be You, On And On, Something New In My Life, Send A Little Love My Way, Make It Last, Parked Cars, Separate Lives, Rhythm Of The Rain, One Love, Un Baile Del Corazon, Mr. Heartbreak, Fooled By Love, The Heart Is So Willing, Save It For A Rainy Day, When You Love Somebody, Hall Light, Little Italy & Red Cab To Manhattan.

Musicians on the Stephen Bishop album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Sleeping With Girls

Big Pink Music 2010

Tracks: Fallin’, Rhythm Of The Rain, Sleeping With The Girls, Leaving The Hall Light On, Separate Lives, Mister Wonderful, Something New In My Life (Theme From ” Micki And Maude”), Someone’s In Love & It Might Be You.

Musicians on the Sleeping With Girls album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Romance In Rio

180 Music 2007

Tracks: Under The Jamaican Moon, On And On, Hello, Un Baile Del Corazon, Save It For A Rainy Day, Never Letting Go, Bish´s Hideaway, Annalia, Take This Empty Heart, One More Night, Separate Lives & New York In The Fifties.

Musicians on the Romance In Rio album: Stephen Bishop & Oscar Castro-Neves.

Saudade

180 Music 2007

Tracks: Under The Jamaican Moon, On And On, Hello, Un Baile Del Corazon, Save It For A Rainy Day, Never Letting Go, Bish´s Hideaway, Annalia, Take This Empty Heart, One More Night, Separate Lives & New York In The Fifties.

Musicians on the Saudade album: Stephen Bishop & Oscar Castro-Neves.

Red Cap To Manhattan

Wounded Bird 2007

Tracks: The Big House, Don’t You Worry, Thief In The Night, Send A Little Love My Way, Let Her Go, Little Moon, The Story Of A Boy In Love, Living In The Land Of Abe Lincoln, Red Cab To Manhattan, Sex Kittens Go to College, City Girl & My Clarinet.

Musicians on the Red Cap To Manhattan album: Stephen Bishop, John Tropea, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Warren Bernhardt, Don Grolnick, David Lasley, Gary Brooker, Clive Anstee, Dennis Belfield, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, John Giblin, Neil Jason, Russ Kunkel, Neil Larsen, Mike Mainieri, Hugh McCracken, Arnold McCuller, Sid McGinnis, Jeff Miranov, Andy Newmark, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, David Spinozza, Chris Stainton, Jeffrey Staton & Willie Weeks.

Red Cap To Manhattan

Bishop Records 2006

Tracks: The Big House, Don’t You Worry, Thief In The Night, Send A Little Love My Way, Let Her Go, Little Moon, The Story Of A Boy In Love, Living In The Land Of Abe Lincoln, Red Cab To Manhattan, Sex Kittens Go to College, City Girl & My Clarinet.

Musicians on the Red Cap To Manhattan album: Stephen Bishop, John Tropea, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Warren Bernhardt, Don Grolnick, David Lasley, Gary Brooker, Clive Anstee, Dennis Belfield, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, John Giblin, Neil Jason, Russ Kunkel, Neil Larsen, Mike Mainieri, Hugh McCracken, Arnold McCuller, Sid McGinnis, Jeff Miranov, Andy Newmark, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, David Spinozza, Chris Stainton, Jeffrey Staton & Willie Weeks.

Live!

Duo Records 2006

Tracks: Parked Cars, Rescue You, It Might Be You, Little Italy, Sex Kittens Go To College, Promise Me The World, Separate Lives, Sinking In An Ocean Of Tears, Little Guitar Song, On And On, Picasso Played A Blue Guitar, Walking On Air, Looking For The Right One, Save It For A Rainy Day, Blue Window, Red Cab To Manhattan & Madge.

Musicians on the Live! album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Fear Of Massage – demo 3

Bishop Records 2003

Tracks: Fiddler’s Green, Make It Last, Un Baile Del Corazon (a Dance of the Heart), Linda Linda, Mister Wonderful, Sentimental, I Follow the Crowd, Dear Miss Heartbeat, I Go Numb (fast Version), Pink Shoe Laces, Love At Stake, Tears On Sunday 2, One in a Million Girl, I Was a Teenage Millionaire, The Chevy Chase Theme & Northwood (age 14).

Musicians on the Fear Of Massage – demo 3 album: Stephen Bishop and others.

A Dance Of The Heart

Polyeast Records 2003

Tracks: It Might Be You, On And On, Something New In My Life, Send A Little Love My Way, Make It Last, Parked Cars, Separate Lives, Rhythm Of The Rain, One Love, Un Baile Del Corazon (A Dance Of The Heart, Mr. Heartbreak, Fooled By Love, The Heart Is So Willing, Save It For A Rainy Day, When You Love Somebody, Hall Light, Little Italy & Red Cab To Manhattan.

Musicians on the A Dance Of The Heart album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Yardwork

Columbia Records 2002

Tracks: Promise Me The World, Time Stand Still, Make You Mine, Blue Window, Before Nightfall, When You Love Too Much, On And On, Wall Around Your Heart, Hall Light, I Wanna Feel That Way, Parked Cars, Looking For The Right One, Picasso, Natalie, Rescue You, Red Cab To Manhattan & Separate Lives.

Musicians on the Yardwork album: Stephen Bishop and others.

The Best Of Stephen Bishop

MCA Records 2002

Tracks: On and On, Never Letting Go, Save It for a Rainy Day, Madge, One More Night, Little Italy, Looking for the Right One (Alternative Mix), Only the Heart Within You, Everybody Needs Love, Animal House (From Animal House), It Might Be You (From Tootsie) & Seperate Lives.

Musicians on the The Best Of Stephen Bishop album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Merry Bishmas

Bishop Records 2002

Tracks: Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Holiday, Rock Little Reindeer, The Christmas Song & Auld Lang Syne.

Musicians on the The X-Mas Album album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Merry Bishmas

Bishop Records 2002

Tracks: Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Holiday, Rock Little Reindeer, The Christmas Song & Auld Lang Syne.

Musicians on the The X-Mas Album album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Yardwork

Bishop Records 2002

Tracks: Promise Me The World, Time Stand Still, Make U Mine, Blue Window, Before Nightfall, When You Love Too Much, On And On, Wall around Your Heart, Hall Light, I Wanna Feel That Way, Parked Cars, Looking For The Right One, Picasso, Natalie, Rescue You, Red Cab To Manhattan & Separate Lives.

Musicians on the Yardwork album: Stephen Bishop and others.

The Demo Album 2

Bishop Records 2002

Tracks: I Know Who You Are, And I Love You, Hurt Machine, Ultralove; Hello, Really Wanting You, Tears on Sunday, Making Love Underwater, “Till I’m Over You, Letters From Home, Someone Like You, Forever Friends, Dangerous Girl, Tell Me It’s Over & Slow Breakup.

Musicians on the The Demo Album 2 album: Stephen Bishop and others.

The Demo Album 1

Bishop Records 2002

Tracks: The Girl in the Orange Sweater, She’s Not Mine, Rescue You Before Nightfall, I Wanna Feel That Way Again, Dreams of Someday, I’ll Sleep On The Plane, Across The Sea To You, There There, Jet Lag, Rat Race, The Pleasure of Your Company, Slipping Into Love, Pass Her By & Time Stand Still.

Musicians on the The Demo Album 1 album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Back To Back

Dominion 1999

Tracks: Bluer Than Blue, Almost like Being In Love, Whenever I Call You Friend, Give Me Wings, Save It For A Rainy Day, On And On, It Might Be You, Separate Lives & Everybody Needs Love.

Musicians on the Back to Back album: Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson and others.

An Introduction To Stephen Bishop

Half Moon Records 1997

Tracks: Careless, On And On, One More Night, Madge, Same Old Tears On A New Background, Save It For A Rainy Day, Never Letting Go, Little Italy, Every Minute, Losing Myself In You, Everybody Needs Love, Looking For The Right One, Vagabond From Heaven, Bish´s Hideaway, A Fool At Heart, I´ve Never Know A Nite Like This & When I Was In Love.

Musicians on the An Introduction To Stephen Bishop album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Blue Guitars

Foundation Records 1996

Tracks: I Go Numb, Dive Into The Pool Of Love, On Blonde Street, When You Love Somebody, (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, Wall Around Your Heart, The King Of Tonga, Picasso Played A Blue Guitar, Italian Rain, Let Your Heart Remember, When Love Was Grand, Separate Lives & R’s Theme.

Musicians on the Blue Guitars album: Stephen Bishop, Michael Thompson, Andrew Gold, David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson.

On And On

MCA Records 1994

Tracks: On And On, One More Night, Madge, Save It For A Rainy Day, Never Letting Go, Little Italy, Losing Myself In You, Everybody Needs Love, Looking For The Right One, Animal House, Only The Heart Within You, Somewhere In Between, Send A Little Love My Way, Only Love, It Might Be You, Seperate Loves (Acoustic Version), Walking On Air & (You’ll Always Be) My Heart And Soul

Musicians on the On And On album: Stephen Bishop, Bob Babbitt, Burt Bacharach, Michael Baird, Dennis Belfield, Max Bennett, Jay Berliner, Larry Brown, Larry Carlton, Ronnie Caryl, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Paulinho Da Costa, Craig Doerge, George Doering, Victor Feldman, Steve Foreman, David Foster, Mo Foster, Steve Gadd, Art Garfunkel, Andrew Gold, James Gordon, Jim Gordon, Paul Griffin, Dave Grusin, John Guerin, Mitch Holder, David Hungate, Paul Jackson, Jr., John Jarvis, Jeffrey Jones, Chaka Khan, Leah Kunkel, Russ Kunkel, Abrahame Laboriel, Michael Lang, Adrian Lee, Alan Lindgren, Michael London, Mike Mainieri, Arnold McCuller, Michael McDonald, Rob Mounsey, Gary Mure, Philip Namanworth, Steve Paietta, Chris Parker, Ray Parker, Jr., Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Raymond Lee Pounds, Reinie Press, Lee Ritenour, Michael Sembello, Rick Shlosser, Tommy Tedesco, John Tropea, Ian Underwood, Kenny Vance, Carlos Vega & Nathan Watts.

Blue Guitars

Pony Canyon 1994

Tracks are: (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, When You Love Somebody, The King Of Tonga, Yeh Yeh, When Love Was Grand, Picasso Played A Blue Guitar, Dive Into The Pool Of Love, In The Italian Rain, I Go Numb, Rebbecca’s Theme, Let Your Heart Remember, Natalie & Separate Lives.

Musicians on the Blue Guitars album: Stephen Bishop, Michael Thompson, Andrew Gold, David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson.

Bowling In Paris

Atlantic Records 1989

Tracks: Mr. Heartbreak, Think I Know What Love Is, Kari, Sleeping with Girls, Parked Cars, Walking on Air, Innocent Lov, Tip of the Iceberg, Love at a Distance, Love on the Outside & Hall Light.

Musicians on the Bowling In Paris album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Best Of Bish

Rhino Records 1988

Tracks: On And On, Unfaithfully Yours (One Love), Looking For The Right One, Save It For A Rainy Day, Madge, One More Night, Fallin’ (with special guests TAVARES), Only The Heart Within You, The Big House, It Might Be You (From the movie “Tootsie” starring Dustin Hoffman), If Love Takes You Away (From the movie “Summer Lovers”), Send A Little Love My Way, Someone’s In Love (From the album “Sleeping With Girls”), Red Cab To Manhattan & Separate Lives.

Musicians on the Best of Bish album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Sleeping With Girls

Polydor Records 1985

Tracks: Fallin’, Rhythm Of The Rain, Sleeping With The Girls, Leaving The Hall Light On, Separate Lives, Mister Wonderful, Something New In My Life (Theme From ” Micki And Maude”), Someone’s In Love & It Might Be You.

Musicians on the Sleeping With Girls album: Stephen Bishop and others.

Red Cab To Manhattan

Warner Bros 1980

Tracks: Big House, Don’t You Worry, Thief in the Night, Send a Little Love My Way, Let Her Go, Little Moon, Story of a Boy in Love, Living in the Land of Abe Lincoln, Red Cab to Manhattan, Sex Kittens Go to College, City Girl & My Clarinet.

Musicians on the Red Cap To Manhattan album: Stephen Bishop, John Tropea, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Warren Bernhardt, Don Grolnick, David Lasley, Gary Brooker, Clive Anstee, Dennis Belfield, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, John Giblin, Neil Jason, Russ Kunkel, Neil Larsen, Mike Mainieri, Hugh McCracken, Arnold McCuller, Sid McGinnis, Jeff Miranov, Andy Newmark, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, David Spinozza, Chris Stainton, Jeffrey Staton & Willie Weeks.

Bish

ABC Records 1978

Tracks: If I Only Had A Brain, Losing Myself In You, Looking For The Right One, Everybody Needs Love, A Fool At Heart, What Can Love Do, Vagabond From Heaven, Bish’s Hideway, Only The Heart Within You, Recognized, I’ve Never Known A Nite Like This & When I Was In Love.

Musicians on the Bish album: Stephen Bishop, Ed Shaughnessy, Rick Shlosser, Ray Pounds, Hal Atkinson, Ray Brown, David Hungate, Nathan Watts, David Shields, Legend Sklar, Abraham Laboriel, Keith Hollar, Michael Sembello, Ray Parker, Steve Cropper, Jeffery Station, David Foster, John Jarvis, Bill Payne, Bob Chadwick, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Vig, Tom Scott, Michael McDonald, Leah Kunkel, Michael Station, Chaka Khan. Natalie Cole, The James Lee Hoosett Choir & Art Garfunkel.

Careless

MCA Records 1976

Tracks: On And On, Never Letting Go, Careless, Sinking In An Ocean Of Tears, Madge, Every Minute, Little Italy, One More Night, Guitar Interlude, Save It For A Rainy Day, Rock And Roll Slave & The Same Old Tears On A New Background.

Musicians on the Careless album: Stephen Bishop, Max Bennett, Larry Brown, Lawrence Brown, Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton, Mac Cridlin, Craig Doerge, Victor Feldman, Art Garfunkel, Andrew Gold, James Gordon, Jim Gordon, Jay Graydon, John Guerin, Barlow Jarvis, John Jarvis, Chaka Khan, Larry Knechtel, Leah Kunkel, Russ Kunkel, Alan Lindgren, Steve Paietta, Ray Pizzi, Ray Pizzo, Reinie Press, Lee Ritenour, Jeffrey Staton, Michael Staton & Tommy Tedesco.

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