• 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.

Janne Schaffer – Reissue of CBS Albums 1977-1980

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BGO Records release three albums with the Swedish guitarist Janne Schaffer from the period 1977-1980. The album “Katharsis”, “Earmeal” & “Presens” was released by CBS albums, and now available on a double CD, all material remastered.

  • Swedish guitarist extraordinaire Schaffer’s three CBS albums from 1977, 1979 and 1980
  • His career started as a session man, and he appeared on more than fifty of ABBA’s recordings. He also played with the likes of Bob Marley and Johnny Nash
  • His style on these recordings is a mix of jazz and fusion
  • ‘Earmeal’ features Toto’s Jeff Porcaro, amongst others, and was produced by Bruce Botnick
  • Schaffer continues to lead a hectic schedule of recording and gigging as well as being a member of the Electric Banana Band
  • Digitally remastered and slipcased
  • Extensive new notes


Disc One:


  1. Bromma Struttin’
  2. Stocking Suite
  3. The Blue Gate
  4. Dimbaa Jullow
  5. Ramsa
  6. Atlanta Inn 2419
  7. The Red Gate
  8. Wintergreen


  1. Hot Days And Summer Nights
  2. Happy Feet
  3. To A Beautiful Painter
  4. Bromma Express

Disc Two:

Earmeal (continued):

5. The Shrimp
6. Shrimp A La Carte
7. It’s Never Too Late
8. Oriental Sign
9. Frederick’s Place


  1. Mr Allansson Pickles
  2. The Tongue
  3. Neonmoisture
  4. March From Refresher Course
  5. Fata Morgana
  6. High Pitch
  7. Evening At Alex
  8. Open Eyes
  9. Diesire

Buy the album at BGO Records.

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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