"You elaborated it nicely, but what fascinates me is how this kind of music was popular in '70 and '80, i mean to say, melodic music was utterly popular in those decades and all of the sudden after 1991-2 something changed, all non-melodic…"
"What fascinates me, is how major artists like Carole King can do great Westcoast tracks later in their career (You're The One Who Knows, 1977), but most of her fans only know her earlier work, which had more minimal production. Same deal with…"
"I agree to some point with Rudy Bosman... Westcoast music looking from musical view is a blend of primarily Rock, Jazz, Funk and sometimes other musical genres but with very often high class production, melodies and arrangements and played…"
"I totally agree with you, Eric, I think Michael Jackson's Rock with you; George Benson's numerous songs; Tower of Power's Soothe you, Omar Hakim; Finis Henderson's numerous songs; Stevie Woods' numerous songs; Carl…"
"I'm totally agree with Eric Tagg, a lot of black singers have been the first singing abd played Westcoast Music, David Foster & Jay Graydon for example have reached the top working with Earth, Wind & Fire & Al Jarreau, & so many…"
Hey pal. There are so many great, relatively unknown westcoast artists out there. I rearranged my playlist to put a few of my favorites at teh top. (Although all 99 songs are among my favorites). If you want to start exploring some classic westcoast, I'd start with bands like Neilson-Pierson, Greg Guidry, Airplay, anything with Jay Graydon, and work your way out. Feel free to look over my playlist and sample songs from there and search the internet for more by each artist. You'll find that certain musicians found their way onto many of the westcoast songs...Jeff Porcaro, Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather, etc.
Yeah ivè heard the demos...sounds goody goody...i have them if u want them...Le roux is amazing,,,fergies voice is top ten of singers..did a great job in toto as well..so lets hope for meccas album in early 2009:P
Hi Bernard...Nille from sweden here...like your music style...nice site this one..perfect for us aor lovers:)..saw u wrote about mecca...do u know when their second albums is commming...ive heard the demos...but thats like a year ago..the first one is amazing!!..