Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

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Sterling Smith is a professional musician.

He majored in harpsichord at Ohio State University, but was equally interested in rock and, in particular, “progressive” rock. He was a partner in Owl Recording Studios Inc. in Columbus Ohio in the early 70s, recording two albums with prog rock band "The Load". These albums were re-released as compact discs in the ’90s on the Laser’s Edge label. Earlier he played and sang in bands: The Lowbrows, J. D. Blackfoot, The Grayps and Osiris. The Studio moved to California in 1977.

After the disbanded The Load in 1979 Sterling remaining in L.A. to work as a session musician.

Smith’s has recorded with some of the biggest names in music including The Beach Boys, Randy Meisner (from The Eagles), The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Bob Dylan and Barry Manilow to name, but a few.He also had time to tour and was musical director and onstage pianist for Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryhsnikov’s 1993-94 “Cutting Up” tour.

MOVIE & TV Soundtrack credits include:
“Wild at Heart,” “Footloose” (original version), “Old School,” “Smart House,” “Powwow Highway,” “Flashback,” “Silver Spoons,” “Buck James” and numerous TV shows and movies that few saw.
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Artist

Sterling Smith Discography Tracks

Vocals

The Load The Load - Praise The Load (Album) Owl US 1976 Sell This Version
25.3P-482 Randy Meisner Randy Meisner - Dallas(LP, Album) Epic/Sony Inc. 25.3P-482 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
LP 004 Conveniens Conveniens - Clear(LP, Ltd) Convenience Records LP 004 US 1987 Sell This Version
LE 1023 The Load The Load - Load Have Mercy(CD, Album) The Laser's Edge LE 1023 US 1995 Sell This Version
ELP 1003 Randy Meisner Randy Meisner - Take It To The Limit(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RM, 180) Entrée Records ELP 1003 US 2018 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

J. D. Blackfoot J. D. Blackfoot - The Ultimate Prophecy (Album) Mercury US 1970 Sell This Version
The Load The Load - Praise The Load (Album) Owl US 1976 Sell This Version
Terry Reid Terry Reid - Rogue Waves (Album) Capitol Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Various Featuring Celebration Various Featuring Celebration - Almost Summer - Music From The Original Motion Picture Score (Album) MCA Records Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys - L.A. (Light Album) (Album) Caribou Records, CBS, Brother Records (3) Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
Randy Meisner Randy Meisner - One More Song (Album) Epic Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FE 38121, 38121 Randy Meisner Randy Meisner - Randy Meisner(LP, Album, Car) Epic, Epic FE 38121, 38121 US 1982 Sell This Version
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown - Requiem (Album) Republic Records (6) US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5343 Spittin' Image (2) Spittin' Image (2) - Spittin' Image(LP, Album, RP) MCA Records MCA-5343 US 1982 Sell This Version
25.3P-482 Randy Meisner Randy Meisner - Dallas(LP, Album) Epic/Sony Inc. 25.3P-482 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
AL8-8102 Barry Manilow Read'em And Weep Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits Vol.II(LP, Comp, Club) Arista AL8-8102 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Steve Perry Steve Perry - Strung Out CBS/Sony Japan 1984 Sell This Version
RNEP 610 Julie Brown Julie Brown - Goddess In Progress(12", MiniAlbum) Rhino Records (2) RNEP 610 US 1984 Sell This Version
07SP 788 Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero(7", Single) CBS/Sony 07SP 788 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Steve Perry Strung Out Steve Perry - Street Talk (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Various Holding Out For A Hero Various - Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture) (Comp, Album) Columbia US 1984 Sell This Version
George Benson Teaser (as Sterling) George Benson - While The City Sleeps... (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler - Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire (Album) CBS US 1986 Sell This Version
Julie Brown Every Boy's Got One Julie Brown - Trapped In The Body Of A White Girl (Album) Sire, Sire US 1987 Sell This Version
AD1-9599 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)(12", Single) Arista AD1-9599 US 1987 Sell This Version