• 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.

The Best Of The Westcoast Spirit

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Frédéric Slama

AOR – The Best Of The Westcoast Spirit

Frédéric Slama is well known for all his AOR / Melodic Rock albums but also for his smooth Westcoast sound that you can mostly find on his 6 first albums.

So it was time to gather together a unique collection of songs in the pure Westcoast tradition in the style of Pages, Greg Guidry, Marc Jordan, Chicago or early Toto.

With these cool 15 remastered tracks you will discover the best of Westcoast Music featuring the talents of Bill Champlin, Steve Lukather, David Roberts, Michael Ruff, Dane Donohue, Rick Riso, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Boruff, Brandon Fields,Tom Saviano, James Harrah, Bruce Gaitsch, Ed Greene and so many more !

THE BEST OF THE WESTCOAST SPIRIT (2020) Released by Perris Records

1. The Way Of The Night 2. Lost In Your Eyes 3. In My Crystal Ball 4. Far Away From The Storm 5. Never Gonna Let Her Go 6. On Dangerous Ground 7. Teach Me How To Love You Again 8. Worlds Away 9. On A Distant Path 10. Don’t Let Her Go 11. The House Of Love 12. Only In My Dreams 13. So Young And Innocent 14. Love Has Found Its Way 15. Burning Rainbows

Written, Arranged & Produced by: Frédéric SLAMA Lead & Backing Vocals: Bill CHAMPLIN, David ROBERTS, Rick RISO, Dane DONOHUE, Michael RUFF, Doug St. JOHN, Erika NORBERG, J. Lynn JOHNSTON, David CHAMBERLIN // Guitars: Frédéric SLAMA, Steve LUKATHER, Michael LANDAU, James HARRAH,Tommy DENANDER, David WILLIAMS, Michael THOMPSON, Bruce GAITSCH, André HAROLD // Keyboards: Frédéric SLAMA, David DIGGS, Peter HUME // Saxophone: Dave BORUFF, Tom SAVIANO, Brandon FIELDS // Bass: Hussain JIFFRY, Eddie WATKINS Jr.// Drums: Vinnie COLAIUTA, Ed GREENE, Carlos VEGA, Joey HEREDIA // Backing Vocals: Richard PAGE, Steve GEORGE, Charlie BLEAK, Rachel DIGGS, Chris ANTBLAD, Janey CLEWER, Tom BAILEY //

Only the best and sometimes rarest tracks have been selected for this one of a kind compilation reminiscing of the 80’s sound.

If you close your eyes, you’ll have the feeling to be in Los Angeles during the good old days of Westcoast and soft Aor music played on the radio. This CD features the best musicians & singers of the genre. Unmissable for the smooth sound collectors ! More infos on www.slama101.fr

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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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