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Stepp, Richard - ST

Format: LP
Label: Vera Cruz Records VCR 1019
Year: 1981
Origin: Sicamous, British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: soul, funk, rock
Value of Original Title: $100.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Canadian as Funk, 1980's, British Columbia, MOCM Top 1000 Canadian Albums


Side 1

Track Name
Beautiful Melody
Sooner Or Later
If You Try
You're The Only One For Me

Side 2

Track Name
Can You Feel My Love
Summer Love
I Tried So Hard
Too Hot to Handle


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"Richard Stepp" is the title of Richard's second LP. It was recorded in Edmonton, Alberta at Wes Dakus' Sundown Studios, and at Smooth Rock Studios in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Along with Wes, the sessions were produced by Jim Gaines and Howard Steele. Some noted Canadian musicians played on the album, including The Guess Who's Garry Peterson on drums, sax ace P.J. Perry, guitarists Gaye Delorme and Brent McNab, and keyboard wiz Mavis McAullie (among others). The music covers a range of styles under a pop/AOR umbrella. The opening number Imagination still gets airplay in Canada, more than 20 years after it's release. To balance the softer tunes, there is the rocker Can You Feel My Love, the bluesy Tried So Hard, and the boogie-woogie piano workout on the album closing Too Hot To Handle. Other highlights include If You Try, Sooner Or Later, and Beautiful Melody.

I put together The Richard Stepp band in 1981 so I could go on the road and support my just released second LP ("Richard Stepp"). The group consisted of Nick Doctor on drums, Mike Kasper on bass, and myself on guitar, piano and lead vocals (pictured above). Sometimes Mike Hanford or Peter Sweetzer would play the keyboards. Lead guitarists have included Jim Grant and Ray O'Toole. We gigged a lot in Alberta and British Columbia, playing clubs mostly, but also a concert or two. The group broke up in the spring of 1982.


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