• 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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Greg Guidry, a west coast music hero…

Gregory M. Guidry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Greg is a singer-songwriter-pianist who had 2 A.C./A.O.R. hit singles in the US Pop Charts in 1982, one of which, Goin’ Down, reached the Top 10. Greg began singing Gospel as a child and by his teens had taken piano lessons and was playing and singing in local bands throughout high school and college. He was also lead singer of some of the same bands in St. Louis as his good friend, Michael McDonald.

In 1977, he signed a deal with CBS Songs Publishing. He started writing songs and played with various bands during that time. In 1981, he got a gig as a background singer on the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND’s Brothers Of The Road (for Arista Records). His songs were used on albums by such great artists like Climax Blues Band, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree, Exile, Johnny Taylor, Sawyer Brown and Reba McEntire.

Greg signed to Columbia Records in 1982 and released his first solo LP Over The Line that same year. Over The Line featured David Hungate (TOTO), Dan Huff, Bobby LaKind, David Sanborn, William Page, and Dennis Henson (Fools Gold).

The single Goin’ Down, also written by Guidry, was taken from the album and reached #17 in the Billboard Top 40 (also #10 on Radio and Records Pop Charts and #10 on Radio and Records Adult Contemporary Charts). Only one follow-up single Into My Love (a duet with his sister Sandy), made the Charts. During the ’80s, Greg worked a lot as a songwriter (in particular for EMI Music Publishing), and collaborating with songwriters like Bill LaBounty, Steve Kipner and Jeff Silbar. He has also his own publishing company called “Send Us Music, Inc.”

Greg has worked with a lot of artists: The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Cobb, Charlie Daniels, James Ingram, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Robbie Dupree, Bill Champlain, Keith Thomas, David Goldfiles, Randall Hart, Dennis Henson, Marguerite Luciani, Joe Pizzulo, John Ryan, Jeff Silverman, Dan Toler, David Frankie Toler, Butch Trucks, and Chip Young.

His credits as background vocalist includes: Allman Brothers Best Of album (1994), Jag Fire In The Temple and The Only World In Town (1991), David Martin Stronger Than The Weight (1994), as well as vocals for The Allman Brothers Brothers Of The Road (1981).

July 28, 2003 Greg Guidry (age 53) died in a fire accident of his residence. A charred body found in a car parked inside the home garage were identified as that of singer-songwriter Greg Guidry.

Discography

Heart To Heart

Score Records 2017

Tracks: Hungry Heart, He´s A Liar, He´s Got You, Heart To Heart, Do Me Right, Lookin For A Heartache, Think About It, I Get High, Don´t Stop, Runnin From Love, Not Ready, You Got Me By The Heart & She´s Gone.

Musicians on the Heart To Heart album: Greg Guidry and others.

Over The Line

Sony Music Japan 2002

Tracks: Goin’ Down, (That’s) How Long, Show Me Your Love, If Love Doesn’t Find Us, Gotta Have More Love, Over The Line, (I’m) Givin’ It Up, Are You Ready For Love, Into My Love & Darlin’ It’s You.

Musicians on the Over The Line album: Greg Guidry, Sandy Guidry, Cathie Guidry, Dennie Henson, Randy K. Guidry, James Stroud, Mark Hammond, Mike Psanos, David Hungate, Gary Lunn, Harry Crew, Dan Huff, Phil Naish, Gabriel Katona, Bobby LaKind, David Sanborn, William Page, Muscle Shoals Horns & David Campbell.

Private Session

Cool Sound Records 2000

Tracks: You’re Good For Me, I Got This Thing, I Believe, Heart To Heart, Don’t Let Go, It Happens Everytime, I Get High, It’s Only Love, Say When, First Time, Think About It & Suspicious Heart.

Musicians on the Private Session album: Greg Guidry, Dann Huff, Jon Goin, Tom Hemby, Keith Thomas, Phil Naish, Mark Hammond, Gary Lunn, Mike Brignardello, Cathy Guidry, Sandra Guidry, Denny Henson, Joe Hogue, Sam Levine & Mark Douthit.

Soul´d Out

GMG Records 2000

Tracks: One Step At A Time, Closer 2 U, Up 2 Us, Every Little Bit, Goin’ Down, Let’s Make This Promise, Ball And Chain, Number One, Send This Dedication, Count On Me & Nothin’s Gonna Change That.

Musicians on the Soul´d Out album: Greg Guidry, Mark Letalien, Shannon Wallace, Keith Thomas, Gary Lunn, John Hoorman, Dann Huff, Tom Hemby, Tim Jackson, Biff Watson, Dickie Ross, Steve Nathan Donnie Sundall, Cathy Guidry, Sandra Guidry, Cheryl, Joe Hogue, Lisa Armond & David Martin.

Over The Line

GMG Records 2000

Tracks: Goin’ Down, (That’s) How Long, Show Me Your Love, If Love Doesn’t Find Us, Gotta Have More Love, Over The Line, (I’m) Givin’ It Up, Are You Ready For Love, Into My Love & Darlin’ It’s You.

Musicians on the Over The Line album: Greg Guidry, Sandy Guidry, Cathie Guidry, Dennie Henson, Randy K. Guidry, James Stroud, Mark Hammond, Mike Psanos, David Hungate, Gary Lunn, Harry Crew, Dan Huff, Phil Naish, Gabriel Katona, Bobby LaKind, David Sanborn, William Page, Muscle Shoals Horns & David Campbell.

Over The Line

Airplay Recordings 1987

Tracks: Goin’ Down, (That’s) How Long, Show Me Your Love, If Love Doesn’t Find Us, Gotta Have More Love, Over The Line, (I’m) Givin’ It Up, Are You Ready For Love, Into My Love & Darlin’ It’s You.

Musicians on the Over The Line album: Greg Guidry, Sandy Guidry, Cathie Guidry, Dennie Henson, Randy K. Guidry, James Stroud, Mark Hammond, Mike Psanos, David Hungate, Gary Lunn, Harry Crew, Dan Huff, Phil Naish, Gabriel Katona, Bobby LaKind, David Sanborn, William Page, Muscle Shoals Horns & David Campbell.

Over The Line

Columbia Records 1982

Tracks: Goin’ Down, (That’s) How Long, Show Me Your Love, If Love Doesn’t Find Us, Gotta Have More Love, Over The Line, (I’m) Givin’ It Up, Are You Ready For Love, Into My Love & Darlin’ It’s You.

Musicians on the Over The Line album: Greg Guidry, Sandy Guidry, Cathie Guidry, Dennie Henson, Randy K. Guidry, James Stroud, Mark Hammond, Mike Psanos, David Hungate, Gary Lunn, Harry Crew, Dan Huff, Phil Naish, Gabriel Katona, Bobby LaKind, David Sanborn, William Page, Muscle Shoals Horns & David Campbell.

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