• 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.

randy

Excellent singer/songwriter…

Best remembered for his 1979 pop smash, “Just When I Needed You Most,” singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer was born March 30, 1955, in Indian Hills, CO. After his father was killed in a 1967 auto accident, VanWarmer and his mother relocated to Cornwall, England; he began writing and performing while in his teens, and upon returning stateside in 1978 settled in Woodstock, NY, soon signing to the local Bearsville label.

His debut LP, Warmer, followed in 1979 — written when VanWarmer was just 18, the single “Just When I Needed You Most” proved the rare pop ballad that could crack disco-dominated radio play lists as the decade drew to a close, reaching the number four spot on the Billboard chart.

His sophomore effort, Terraform, appeared in 1980, trailed a year later by Beat of Love — neither record was a pop hit, but VanWarmer was gaining increasing industry fame as a composer, especially after his “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” topped the country charts for Alabama in 1982.

A fourth solo LP, The Things That You Dream, was issued to diminishing commercial returns in 1983, and a year later the Oak Ridge Boys hit number one with his “I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes.” VanWarmer relocated to Nashville in 1985 to ply his trade as a country songwriter — in 1988, he resurfaced as a solo artist with I Am, scoring a pair of country hits with “I Will Hold You” and “Where the Rocky Mountains Touch the Morning Sun.” Subsequent efforts include 1990’s Every Now and Then, 1994’s The Vital Spark, and 1995’s Third Child.

After a long battle with leukemia, VanWarmer died in Seattle on January 12, 2004

Words from the official website.

Discography

Beat Of Love/Things That You Dream

Edsel Records 2012

Tracks: Suzi Found A Weapon, Always Night, Babel/Don’t Hide, Amen, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Frightened By The Light, Hanging On To Heaven, The Beat Of Love, When I’m Dead and Gone, Don’t Wake Me Up, The Things That You Dream, At Least It´s A Life, What In The World, Comes Over You At Night, Gonna Build Me A Rocket, Do You Belive In Magic, Only What You Steal, Color Me Out, Shadows Of The Night, I´m Still In Love & Hester´s Song.

Musicians on the Beat Of Love/Things That You Dream album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Warmer/Terraform

Edsel Records 2012

Tracks: Loosing Out On Love, Just When I Needed You Most, Your Light, Gotta Get Out Of Here, Convincing Lies, Call Me, Forever Loving You, Deeper And Deeper, I Could Sing, The One Who Loves You, Whatever You Decide, I Discovered Love, All We have Is tonight, I’m Gonna Prove It, Doesn’t Matter Anmore, Side Two: Down Like A Rock, Terraform, Farther Along.

Musicians on the Warmer/Terraform album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

The Vital Spark/Sings Stephen Foster

Angel Air Records 2011

Tracks: I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why), The Vital Spark, Used Cars, The Velvet Vampire, Time And Money, I Will Whisper Your Name, Don’t Look Back, There’s A Rhythm, Echoes, The Silence Of Her Dreams, Just When I Needed You Most, The Camptown Races, Oh! Susanna, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Beautiful Dreamer, Angelina Baker, Old Folks At Home, Hard Times Come Again No More, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Old Black Joe & We Will Keep A Bright Outlook.

Musicians on the Vital Spark/Sings Stephen Foster album: Randy VanWarmer and others.

Just When I Needed You Most

CD Baby 2011

Tracks:

1. I’m In a Hurry (and Don’t Know Why), The Vital Spark, Used Cars, The Velvet Vampire, Time and Money, I Will Whisper Your Name, Don’t Look Back, There’s a Rhythm, Echoes, The Silence of Her Dreams, Just When I Needed You Most, Anthony’ Song, Beautiful Heart, They Are the Roses, Anybody Else’s Heart But Mine, Love Never Dies, The Dance Never Ends, Tough Talking Cowboys, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes.

Musicians on the Just When I Needed You Most album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Beat Of Love/Things That You Dream

Collectors Choice 2007

Tracks: Suzi Found A Weapon, Always Night, Babel/Don’t Hide, Amen, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Frightened By The Light, Hanging On To Heaven, The Beat Of Love, When I’m Dead and Gone, Don’t Wake Me Up, The Things That You Dream, At Least It´s A Life, What In The World, Comes Over You At Night, Gonna Build Me A Rocket, Do You Belive In Magic, Only What You Steal, Color Me Out, Shadows Of The Night, I´m Still In Love & Hester´s Song.

Musicians on the Beat Of Love/Things That You Dream album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Warmer/Terraform

Collectors Choice 2007

Tracks: Loosing Out On Love, Just When I Needed You Most, Your Light, Gotta Get Out Of Here, Convincing Lies, Call Me, Forever Loving You, Deeper And Deeper, I Could Sing, The One Who Loves You, Whatever You Decide, I Discovered Love, All We have Is tonight, I’m Gonna Prove It, Doesn’t Matter Anmore, Side Two: Down Like A Rock, Terraform, Farther Along.

Musicians on the Warmer/Terraform album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Songwriter Vol. 2

WHD Records 2007

Tracks are: To be updated.

Musicians on the Songwriter Vol.2 album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Songwriter

WHD Records 2006

Tracks: It’ll Find You, All I Want Is Your Broken Heart, She Loved Just Like You, When Love Heals Your Heart, Not Enough Roses, Keeping It In The Lines, Wasting My Heart On You, That Old Damn Car, Katy O’Rourke, It’s The Last Thing I’m Gonna Do, Paper Rose, I Don’t Believe I Believe You & Write Your Name Across My Heart.

Musicians on the Songwriter album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Sings Stephen Foster

JVC Victor Records 2006

Tracks: The Capetown Races, Oh! Susanna, Good Night My Old Kentucky Home, Beautiful Dreamer, Angelina Baker, Old Folks At Home, Hard Times Come Again No More, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Old Black Joe & We Will Keep A Bright Lookout.

Musicians on the Sings Stephen Foster album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

The Best

JVC Victor Records 2005

Tracks: Just When I Needed You Most, Whatever You Decide, Suzi Found A Weapon, I Could Never Impress You, Something Beautiful, Do You Believe In Magic, She’s Not There, Losing Out On Love, Romeo’s Heart, Things That You Dream, Call Me & Just When I Needed You Most (Acoustic).

Musicians on the Best album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Best Of Randy Vanwarmer

JVC Victor Records 2000

Tracks: Just When I Needed You Most, I Could Never Impress You, Whatever You Decide, I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Somtimes, Do You Believe in Magic?, Something Beautiful, I Will Whisper Your Name, Forever Loving You, She’s Not There, Suzi Found A Weapon, Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Losing Out On Love, Love’s Not Letting Go, Hanging On To Heaven, I’m In A Hurry, Things That You Dream & Just When I Needed You Most (Acoustic Version).

Musicians on the Best Of Randy Vanwarmer album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Just When I Needed You Most

Essential Records 1999

Tracks: Just When I Needed You Most, Your Light, Call Me, One Who Loves You, Down Like A Rock, Terraform (Falling free/I’ve got a ticket/21st century/Terraform), Whatever You Decide, All That We Have Tonight, Things That You Dream, At Least It’s A Life, Only What You Steal, Gonna Build Me A Rocket, Suzi Found A Weapon, Always Night, I Guess It Never Hurt To Hurt Sometime & Hanging On To Heaven.

Musicians on the Just When I Needed You Most album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Sun, Moon And Stars

Victor Entertainment 1996

Tracks: She´s Not There, I Could Never Impress You, Love Is Not Letting GO, Miss You Nights, I Will Whisper Your Name, The Air That I Breathe, I´m Gonna Take The Blame, Bring It Back, Anthony´s Song, Sun Moon And Stars & Just When I Needed You Most (Acoustic Version).

Musicians on the Sun, Moon And Stars album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

I Will Whisper Your Name

K-Tel Records 1995

Tracks: I’m In a Hurry, Vital Spark, Used Cars, Velvet Vampire, Time And Money, I Will Whisper Your Name, Don’t Look Back, There’s A Rhythm, Echoes & Silence Of Her Dreams.

Musicians on the I Will Whisper Your Name album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

The Vital Spark

Alias Records 1995

Tracks: I’m In a Hurry, Vital Spark, Used Cars, Velvet Vampire, Time And Money, I Will Whisper Your Name, Don’t Look Back, There’s A Rhythm, Echoes & Silence Of Her Dreams.

Musicians on the The Vital Spark album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Third Child

Victor Entertainment 1994

Tracks: Follow That Car, Romeo´s Heart, I Don´t Want To Think About It, As If My Heart Were Not My Own, Just When I Needed You Most, The Third Child, Something Beautiful, Two Strangers On A Train, Damn This Night, Whispers Of Emotion & Diamonds In The Light.

Musicians on the Third Child album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Vannthology

Castle Records 1992

Tracks are: Just When I Needed Your Most, Your Light, Call Me, The One Who Loves You, Down Like A Rock, Terraform, Whatever You Decide, All That We Have Is Tonight, The Things That You Dream, At Least It´s A Life, Only What You Steal, Gonna Build Me A Rocket, Suzie Found A Weapon, Always Night, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Someone & Hanging On To Heaven.

Musicians on the Vannthology album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Every Now And Then

16th Avenue Records 1990

Tracks: Stories Trophies And Memories, Appaloosa Night, Aint Nothing Coming Down But The Rain, Love Is A Cross You Bear, Beautiful Rose, Every Now And Then, You Were The One, Tomorrow Would Be Better For Me, Safe Harbour, Shes The Reason & I Never Got Over You.

Musicians on the Every Now And Then album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

I Am

16th Avenue Records 1988

Tracks: Where The Rocky Mountains Touch The Morning Sun, I Am, When I Stop Dreaming, I Will Hold You, Love Will Wash It Away, It’s A Heartache, Bridges And Walls, I’ll Be On The Next Dream Home, Words I Never Meant & Thats What Your Smile Does For Me.

Musicians on the I Am album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

American Morning

CBS Records 1984

Tracks: Just When I Need You Most, Forever Loving You, The Things That You Dream, The Beat Of Love, Call Me, Whatever You Decide, Losing Out On Love, Suzi Found A Weapon, Do You Believe In Magic, Farther Along & I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes.

Musicians on the American Morning album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Things That You Dream

Bearsville Records 1983

Tracks: The Things That You Dream, At Least It´s A Life, What In The World, Comes Over You At Night, Gonna Build Me A Rocket, Do You Belive In Magic, Only What You Steal, Color Me Out, Shadows Of The Night, I´m Still In Love & Hester´s Song.

Musicians on the Things That You Dream album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Beat Of Love

Bearsville Records 1981

Tracks: Suzi Found A Weapon, Always Night, Babel/Don’t Hide, Amen, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Frightened By The Light, Hanging On To Heaven, The Beat Of Love, When I’m Dead and Gone & Don’t Wake Me Up.

Musicians on the Beat Of Love album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Terraform

Bearsville Records 1980

Tracks: Whatever You Decide, I Discovered Love, All We have Is tonight, I’m Gonna Prove It, Doesn’t Matter Anmore, Side Two: Down Like A Rock, Terraform & Farther Along.

Musicians on the Terraform album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

Warmer

Bearsville Records 1979

Tracks: Loosing Out On Love, Just When I Needed You Most, Your Light, Gotta Get Out Of Here, Convincing Lies, Call Me, Forever Loving You, Deeper And Deeper, I Could Sing & The One Who Loves You.

Musicians on the Warmer album: Randy Vanwarmer and others.

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