Holiday in Hollywood
Holiday In Hollywood was recorded in Hollywood in 1978 and 1979 using members of Toto and Frank Zappa's group. The producer was Andy Di Martino, who had previously procuded a range of artists like Glenn Yarborough, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, and The Cascades' 'Rhythm Of The Rain'. The strings were scored by movie great Jimmy Haskell and conducted by Sid Sharp. The backup vocals were handled by the Waters Family singers. The MCA/Infinity Records release of 'Holiday In Hollywood' earned Stepp a Maple Leaf award for songwriting, as well as a Juno nomination for best new male vocalist in 1980. The record was well received around the world, though Infinity's demise cut sales short. Two songs from the newly remastered CD have recently been released in the UK, where they are dance club hits. They are also available on a compilation CD in the UK. The 'Holiday In Hollywood' CD was remastered from the original master studio tapes, and repackaged with the original cover plus a booklet with full credits and all the lyrics. Producer: Andy Di Martino Musicians: Drums: Ralph Humprey, Ed Greene, Mike Baird Bass: Dennis Belfield, David Hungate, Ray Pohlman Guitars: Thom Rotella, Ben Benay Keyboards: Bill Cuomo Synthesizer: Bill Cuomo Sax: Pete Chrislieb Background Vocals: Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, Oren Waters richardstepp.com.