Literally hundreds of songs are at the guitar playing fingertips of this consumate performer. He sings and plays it all - ballads, country, rock, originals, sing-a-longs, Irish tunes, Jimmy Buffet style island songs, the Beatles, 50's, 60's, even original parody tunes. Jeff always has the crowd laughing, singing along, dancing, and having a great time. Jeff has entertained the cruise crowds and locals alike at the popular Hogpenny Pub in Hamilton, Bermuda.Jeff can also be found at various spots in Upstate New York: entertaining solo (and sometimes with his drum machine - Lou the drummer!), and with others - adding a bass, second guitarist, and even a saxophone when warranted! I first met Dave Kaspersin in 1982 when I went to Dynamic Recording Studio to record a song I wrote as a Christmas present for my then girlfriend (now wife) Ellieen. Since then, Dave and I have been good friends. After a CHANCE meeting with my sister Jackie, he also became my brother-in-law. Dave has always been there with good advice, some criticism, and good sound direction that could only enhance my career. Music is a crazy business to be in and with determination and a sense of humor you can almost survive. Dave and I have been friends a long time and through the years we've managed to laugh a lot and keep our heads above water without getting into too much trouble (Dave just blames me for that anyway). I've been playing music for 25 years - meeting a lot of people and going to many places, and some of the selections on this recording are because of this. Some songs are from other artists -they have special meaning to me, or just reflect my 'Island' style, and 'have fun while you can' attitude. Sincere thanks go to everyone who participated on this album - we've had a great time recording and performing together, and there are many good memories here. So, sit back, have a listen, and I hope you enjoy 'The Dynamic Years'. Next time I see you, you can let me know how you like it! Jeff Elliott-Vocals and Acoustic Guitar on all selections, Harmonica:4 Percussion Arrangement:1,2,3,5,6,9,11,13,14, Electric Guitar:4,7,8,15,16 Danny Blues - Saxophone: 6, 9, Clarinet: 12 Jerry Brongo - Keyboards: 1, 3, 13, 16 Jerry Elliott (My Mom) - Marimba: 7 Buddy Rick Johnson - Drums: 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, Percussion: 8, 10, 12, 15, 16 Al Keltz - Electric Guitar: 2, 3, 5, 9, Acoustic Lead Guitar: 11 Dick Leschorn - Keyboards: 10, 12, 15 Mike Palma - Bass Guitar: 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, Hammond B3 Organ: 6 Chuck Parnell - Bass Guitar: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 13 Gerald Rogers - Bass Guitar: 4, 16 Alfred St. John - Caribbean Steel Drums: 10, 15 Mike Palma, Buddy Rick Johnson - Background Vocals on Poor Man's California Stewed Tomatoes Vocal Choir (Brongo, Kaspersin, Keltz, Parnell) - Background Vocals on Mandalay Phyllis Bishop, Terry Hand, Cindy Miller - Background Vocals on Magic Sands Produced By Jeff Elliott and Dave Kaspersin Engineers: Joe Bonacci: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 13 Ted Foos: 10, 12, 15 Dave Kaspersin: 4, 7, 8, 16 Nathan Keough: 6, 11, 14 Clayton P. Turner: 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15 Sharon 'Switch' Whaley: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 Graphic Design: Danny Blues Cover Photo of Jeff: Rita Fancher Traycard Photo: Sue Hicks Typesetting: Jeff's Sister © 2000, Jeff Elliott.