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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tim Eyermann's East Coast Offering - Walkin' with you 1985 Lp


Six months ago, I presented Tim Eyermann and his band called East Coast Offering. I had the pleasure to present the masterpiece entitled "Don't take your love away" from the self-titled album which was released in 1984. Today I'm presenting you an album called "Walkin' with you" which was released in 1985 on MCA Records. It was recorded at Bias Studio, Springfield, Virginia.


It was a surprise when I noticed the participation of the great Al Johnson on the album. Al Johnson helped Tim Eyermann on the album as an arranger. Not for all but for only the songs entitled "Hell to heaven" and "Catherine". Strings for these tracks by Kim Miller, Peter Tramontana, Jane Stewart, David Hardy, Keith Fleming, Carol Hayes, Malcolm Russ, Cynthia Mauney, Steve Romer and Bruce Myers.

Clint Holmes

"Hell to heaven" is a great classic ballad which was written by Clint Holmes and Peter McCann. Tim Eyermann with his sax accompanies Clint Holmes on vocals. In fact Clint Holmes is a guest vocalist on the album. In 1972 he had a smash hit on the pop chart entitled "Playground in my mind" which was released on Epic Records. Today he is more than a charismatic singer of jazz music... He is a songwriter, plays in musical and hosted his own TV show called "New York at Night". In 2008 he collaborated with the composer and keyboardist Jeffrey Neiman. Together, they have forged new musical ground and recently Jeffrey produced Clint's much acclaimed new CD. Jeffrey is now serving as Clint's musical director. Jeffrey is also serving as Musical Director for the popular Las Vegas show "Vocal Soup" starring Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, Martin Nievera and Domenick Allen. Clint Holmes has just finished writing his latest musical “Just Another Man” with Larry Moss and Bill Fayne.



"Catherine" is a mellow instrumental along with the sax of Tim Eyermann under the arrangements of Al Johnson. Some great jazz musicians create a sweet atmosphere such as Tim Eyermann on sax and flute, Dave Palamar on drums, Wade Matthews on bass,  Bob Sterling on guitar, Bruce Harrison on piano-keyboards, Mick Rossi on synthesizers, Bill Fayne on piano. Background vocals by Elaine Fayne, Robin Doezema and Jon Carroll.
Ιn the other songs also appear Bob Fowler on bass, Steve Branca and Jim Singer on guitars, Don Smallwood on keyboards and Robert "Dupree" Hailey on percussion. Jeaneane Marie, Karen Henderson and Gail Adams on vocals. Produced by Tim Eyermann, Bob Dawson and East Coast Offering.



Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

6 comments:

Dean Barney said...

I've been trying to find Hell to Heaven since I heard it in the early 90's on a radio station from Santa Barbara. Where can I get a cd of this album (Tim Eyermann and East Coast Offering)?

Souldennis said...

I haven't ever seen this album in CD. There is only in LP nowadays. Maybe it will be released in the future.

Dorothy Dunaway said...

I was a very good friend of Tim at the time he did Walking With You and was in Atlantic City when the album was just released....he was a magnification jazz player and could make that sax talk...Enjoyed seeing him every time he came home to Pittsburgh, his home town...been looking for this album for a long time..he is dearly missed...

Dorothy Dunaway said...

I would like to know if a cd was ever made of Walking With You.....pls let me know..thank you

Souldennis said...

Thank you very much for your interest on my website. I have never seen it in CD. It is available in Lp or cassette tape on ebay.

Dorothy Dunaway said...

Thanks for responding....I live in FL but Come home every yr to visit my sister...lost contact with him overy the years, but I especially miss him when I'm here...brings back so many memories...good ones...he will always remain my heart till the day I die...
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