West Coast Music Magazine Issue 3


The third issue of the West Coast Music Magazine is now available.

Check it out here.

Issue 3: Features include:

  • Bobby Caldwell; Exclusive interview about his new Cool Uncle album, plus the inside story of the making of his classic debut album What You Won’t Do For Love.
  • Bill LaBounty; Shares his exclusive guest mix ‘Compass Points’, with West Coast readers recalling memories and anecdotes about tracks from Sly & The Family Stone, Luther Vandross & Elton John amongst others.
  • Samuel Purdey; Recalling the making of their classic album Musically Adrift with Barney Hurley.
  • Lava; Sharing the story of how in the early 80’s they worked, toured and recorded with soul jazz legend Randy Crawford.
  • J. Canady; Up & coming artist of the month.
  • Glenn Frey; Tribute to Eagles founding member who passed away in January.
  • Northern Lights; Jim Chamberlain explores impact of Nordic west coast music and how it continues to grow.
  • Searching For West Coast Love; Erik Mattox worries about attitudes to this genre in America.

About the author

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.