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East2West
Classic Rock and Blues Band

Tucson, Arizona

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East2West CD Information

Twice in the past, East2West recorded cover songs for promotional packages. The resulting CD was meant for club owners and resorts. Unlike a lot of promotional CDs, this CD contains full songs, not snippets. The CD spotlights resort and blues/rock club music. It was never meant to be a finished, polished recording for the public. However, we discovered many E2W fans liked the CD - and requests for it started pouring in. So, every once in a while, we give away a few at gigs. We can't legally sell them - because of copyright issues - so we give them away.

This music was NOT recorded in a studio. It was recorded in 2 different living rooms with us playing "live" - no overdubs. We just counted off, and started playing. We hoped to show club owners what we actually sounded like.
The first session was recorded in Randy Brown's living room on a cassette player(!) We set the dining room up like a recording studio and tried to employ good recording techniques. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sound.
Randy Brown was E2W's 1st keyboard player. He is really, really good! However, he decided he didn't want to get into the grind of performing in clubs and stepped aside. His 'stepping aside' was Tucson's loss.
Fred Coy - E2W's wonderful 1st bassist - provided a rich bass line which really complemented the band.

Maybe I'm Amazed
(Paul McCartney)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Randy Brown (Keyboards)

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Tell Her No
(Zombies)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Randy Brown (Keyboards)

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In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
(Allman Brothers)

Mike Walden (Guitar)
Randy Brown (Keyboards)
Fred Coy (Bass)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)

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Fade To Black
(Dire Straits)

Randy Brown (Keyboards/Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Fred Coy (Bass)

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Moondance
(Van Morrison)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass)
Mike Walden (Guitar)
Randy Brown (Keyboards)

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Tore Down
(Freddie King)

Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Randy Brown (Keyboards)
Fred Coy (Bass)

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The second session was recorded a year or two later in Mike's living room using a DAT machine. The DAT machine records on a VHS tape for a clearer, more professional sound. During this session, Fred's bass really comes through nicely. Everything is just clearer.
Karl Moeller became the 2nd East2West keyboardist. Karl is a wonderful piano/B3 player. Which you can plainly hear on this CD. Anyone who saw this band with Karl and Fred Coy on bass saw a great band! We had some great performances all over Tucson.


Moonflower
(Santana)

Mike Walden (Guitar)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Fred Coy (Bass)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Sunny Afternoon
(Kinks)

Mike Walden (Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Joe LoCascio (Drums/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Melissa
(Allman Brothers)

Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)
Fred Coy (Bass)

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No Matter What
(Badfinger)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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I Can't Tell You Why
(Eagles)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Pride And Joy
(Stevie Ray Vaughan)

Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)
Fred Coy (Bass)

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The House is Rocking
(Stevie Ray Vaughan)

Mike Walden (Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Joe LoCascio (Drums/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Black Magic Woman/Oye Como Va
(Santana)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Stormy
(Classics IV)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Oh Darling
(Beatles)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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She's So Heavy
(Beatles)

Joe LoCascio (Drums/Lead Vocals)
Mike Walden (Guitar/Vocals)
Fred Coy (Bass/Vocals)
Karl Moeller (Keyboards)

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Now we've added The Doctor Of Funk - Doc Peterson on bass. And the great Chuck Morrow on keyboards. This new version of East2West is itching to get into a studio (or a living room) and record some music. But in the meantime - Joe recorded us one night at Westward Look Resort with a video recorder set on Doc's bass amp. It was meant for Joe's personal use, but it came out kinda cool. The sound could obviously be better. But you can still feel the energy. So we thought we'd throw it on the CD.

Soul Sacrifice
(Santana)

Joe LoCascio (Drums)
Mike Walden (Guitar)
Chuck Morrow (Keyboards)
Doc Peterson (Bass)
On the E2W website, under "Media", is a strange video of us playing "Got To Get You Into My Life" - viewed from the top of Doc's bass amp!