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Classic Seventies FM Radio by The Smooth Operators

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Flip Schulke It’s a hot summer day in the late 70s. We get in the car for a drive along the beautiful Californian coast and head for the beach, while listening to the smooth sounds of FM Radio. Enjoy! Next up is the 38th episode of Eddy’s Eighties Grooves .  Tracklist: The Doobie Brother s – What A Fool Believes (1978) Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (1972) Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (1977) Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Fallin’ In Love (1975) Phyllis Hyman ‎– You Know How To Love Me (1979) Steely Dan – Peg (1977) Seals &  Crofts – Summer Breeze (1972) Yvonne Elliman ‎– If I Can't Have You (1977) Robert Palmer ‎– Every Kinda People (1978) Climax Blues Band ‎– Couldn't Get It Right (1976) James Taylor ‎– Your Smiling Face (1977) Dobie Gray – Drift Away (1973) Captain & Tenille – Shop Around (1976) Lynda Carter – All Night Song (1978) Bill Withers – Lovely Day (1977) Tiffany – Late Night Show (1978) American Gypsy – Stuck On You (1974) Dana Gill

Mellow Mellow FM: Night Time Radio

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Mellow radio that makes those long nights bearable from sundown to sunrise… enjoy! There will be a new one by The Smooth Operators soon as well :-) The track by Dutch duo Martin & Garp is from their brand new album Sentimental Fools : “Imagine that ‘feel-good record’ that has to be played loudly in your convertible, recorded by super-pro musicians on original analog equipment. Cruising down the coast with the wind in your hair, darting in and out of the shade created by beach-side palm trees.” Tracklist: Elkie Brooks – The Rising Cost Of Love (1979) Phyllis Hyman – Can’t Live Without Your Love (1974) Delsey McKay ‎– Cast Your Spell On Me (1973) Toto – 99 (1979) State Cows – Turnaround (2021) Charles Brown With Sleepy Creek – I Just Want To Talk To You (1977) Martin & Garp – Sleepless Nights (2021) Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – Beauty And The Beast (1976) Scary Pockets Feat. Madison Cunningham – Arrow Through Me (2021) Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue (1979) Jerry Corbetta –

Funky Chillout Sofa Session: Sunset Disco

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Unsplash Enjoy this new part of my Funky Chillout Sofa Sessions ! This cloudcast is inspired by DJ Supermarkt and his new Too Slow To Disco compilation, The Sunset Manifesto : "Our intention? To bring you a globe-trotting playlist of some of the most sophisticated, adult-orientated and dance-inducing pop music from today’s exponents of that Too Slow to Disco sound." Tracklist: Nicolas Bassi – Flying On The Clouds (2020) Nicolas Godin (Feat. Alexis Taylor) – Catch Yourself Falling (2019) Secret Rendezvous ‎– Back In The Day (2019) Leisure – Spark It Up (2020) Poolside & Neil Frances – I'm In Love With You (2020) Bleu Toucan – Universalis (2020) Private Agenda – 4 Step (2020) Jessie Ware – Remember Where You Are (2020) Yuksek – The Rollercoaster [Claap! & Santana Remix] (2020) Tora – Can’t Buy The Mood [Two Another Remix] (2020) The Shadowboxers – More Than A Woman (2020) Arc De Soleil – Gimme All Summer Please (2020) Cannons – Touch (2017) Poom – Adagio

Eddy’s Eighties Time Machine

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  Unsplash We’re going back to the future, enjoy this exclusive time machine trip! 😊 I really like Save Your Tears , the new single from The Weeknd. The video is exploding on YouTube, because of its controversial content. Did he have plastic sugery or is his blown up face fake? After being recovered from Hodgkin's disease, singer Martin Fry reformed his band ABC as a duo in the second half of the 1980s. They were back on track in the summer of 1987,  when they released When Smokey Sings . The song was a major success on the charts, reaching number 5 in the U.S. and number 11 in the U.K and the Netherlands. Their tribute to Motown legend Smokey Robinson would become their biggest hit ever. Tracklist: First Light – Time Machine (1983) Rah Band – Clouds Across The Moon (1985) The Weeknd – Save Your Tears (2020) Timecop1983 Feat. Josh Dally – One Night (2021) Client Liason – Electric Eyes (2016) Allie X – That’s So Us (2017) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me [Lady Gaga Mash-u

Soulful Disco Grooves From The Crates

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Barry White started working in the music industry in the 1960s, but his commercial success came a decade later as one of the frontrunners of disco, creating Love’s Theme with his Love Unlimited Orchestra and solo songs like Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up, You're The First, The Last, My Everything and Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe . After disco had reached its peak, the “walrus of love” slowly disappeared from the limelight, although he kept on making great records in the 1980s. Because of his distinctive bass-baritone voice, his spoken intros and the use of strings as often as he could, he eventually became a musical romantic icon. Jamaican born Englishman Carl Douglas is best known for his 1974 disco novelty hit Kung Fu Fighting . Being a soul singer, he did not take the track seriously at first. The studio musicians had quite some fun while recording it, drummer John Richardson (Rubettes) once said in an interview for the Dutch TV-series Single Luck . They though

Mellow Mellow FM Radio: New Year’s West Coast Breeze

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Daniel Salgado Happy new year to all my listeners and subscribers!  Hop in your car, tune in to Mellow Mellow FM Radio and start driving down Route 66 on this first day of 2021! Normally this kind of music would be called yacht rock, but let’s name it smooth car rock this time 😊 The track by Smokey Robinson is from the compilation 76 In The Shade, compiled by Bob Stanley, member of the band Saint Etienne. This is what he wrote about the song in his linernotes: “Get Out Of Town was an instant picnic, the warm breeze in your hair and you escape the city in a red convertible.” Montana-born Nicolette Larson began her musical career in San Francisco in the early 1970s. Moving south to Los Angeles to become a successful singer, she met Linda Ronstadt, who recommended her to Neil Young, when he was looking for backing vocalists. Larson got the call to head to his ranch and cut vocals for American Stars ’N’ Bars. She also sang on his next album, Comes A Time , which featured Lotta Love . T

Smooth Sailing: Jazz-Funk, Laid-Back Soul & Soft Rock

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Unsplash The soft rock song by Steve Miller Band on this Smooth Sailing part is followed by four mid-seventies smooth jazz tracks. And if you merge soft rock with smooth jazz, you will get pure yacht rock, according to Kenny Loggins in a TV-interview. He referred to his work with pianist Bob James on his album Nightwatch in 1978. Three years earlier saxophone player Grover Washington, Jr. also worked with Bob James on Mister Magic . The album marked the beginning of the smooth jazz movement. All four songs on the LP are quite enjoyable, but it is the title track that really caught on as a major hit. Bob James provided the colourful arrangements. “In the song I talk about how it is hard loving someone who won’t let you completely in. When we hurt, we can sometimes be hard to pity, because of our anger. What we don’t always remember though, is that anger often means hurt.” ( Jez_ebel )  So let's move gently from 2020 to 2021! Next up is a New Year's episode of Mellow Mellow F

Eddy’s 80s Funky Christmas Grooves

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Let’s dance around the tree and have yourself a funky Christmas! 😊 S.O.S. by Oliver Cheatham was co-written and produced by Mud guitarist Rob Davis. When Mud started to work with producers and songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman in the mid-seventies, after years of struggling, the group had almost immediately success all over Europe with a string of glam rock hits, like Dynamite , Tigerfeet and The Cat Crept In . However, when the the decade came to a close, they were not able to compete with new genres, like disco, punk and new wave. After the band had split up, Rob Davis tried to set up a writing and producing duo with George Stanley Alexander. They had some results, especially with the band Liquid Gold in the mid-eighties. The success of What She's Got in the U.S. was a very good reason for Davis to change his music direction to pop and dance music. In 1988 he met Paul Oakenfold and teamed with him in a successful series of dance anthems. He co-wrote Spiller's smash

Mellow Mellow FM Radio: More Golden Years Of Pop

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As I told earlier, around the mid-70s pirate stations that used the AM dial on the radio, disappeared one by one, due to government decisions. The more sophisticated and technically better FM radio stations were willing to play album tracks and longer songs from bands like Earth, Wind & Fire. Those bands used the improved studio techniques and possibilities to a full extent. Eventually FM radio became the new standard, especially for the AOR sound. To journalists Steve Harley always explains that his UK number one song Make Me Smile is about the disbanding of his band Cockney Rebel. However, when you read the lyrics closely, there is only one line that may refer to that: “You pulled the rebel to the floor”. The rest of the song is clearly about a broken relationship: “Blue eyes, blue eyes, how can you tell so many lies?" In other words, Steve Harley knows how to tell a good story (he used to be a journalist himself), but I believe it was totally made up afterwards. Irresisti

Mellow Mellow AM Radio: Sixties Pop & Seventies Soul

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The movie The Comeback Trail with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones inspired me to make this cloudcast. One of the songs on the soundtrack is Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation, which made me think of the European off shore pirate radio stations in the 1960s and 1970s. They were the ones that played AM pop with its powerful sound. In the mid-70s the more sophisticated sound of FM radio replaced AM radio and around the same time, due to new laws, pirate stations, like Radio Veronica and Radio North Sea near the Dutch coast, were forced to stop broadcasting. That marked the end of an era in which pop music became what it is today. The closing track is from Marvin Gaye’s soundtrack to the movie Trouble Man : “Trouble Man might not be as immediate or universally relatable as Gaye's soul-searching on What's Going On or his later sensual fixations, but a deep listen will show it's very much part of the same overarching genius that touched all of his work.” (

Smooth Sailing: Tasty Jams, Trippy Disco & Easy Rock

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Unsplash The DJ in charge on this Smooth Sailing trip plays soft, slightly melancholic tunes to make you feel at ease on a sunny autumn day… Enjoy! Next up is the second part of Mellow Mellow AM Radio . Tracklist: The Shadowboxers – In the Dark (2020) Engelwood – Tasty Jam (2020) Prep – Rain (2020) Lou Rawls – Back To You (1981) Taffy McElroy – What’s On Your Mind (1981) James Ingram with Michael McDonald ‎– Yah Mo B There (1983) Eric Tagg – In The Way (1982) Brick ‎– Seaside Vibes (1981) Michael Nesmith – Rio (1977) Seals & Crofts ‎– We May Never Pass This Way (Again) (1973) Alan O’Day – Gifts (1977) Loggins & Messina ‎– Thinking Of You (1972) Brandye – You Accuse Me (1978) Bob McGilpin II – Disco Dancer (1979) Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) (1978) Steely Dan – The Fez (1976) State Cows ‎– Caught In A Landslide (2020) Joe Vitale – Step On You (1974) Rudy Norman – Back To The Streets (1980) Martin & Garp ‎– Making Up (2020) Pablo Cruise – Slip Away (1981

Les Nuits Parisiennes: Exclusive French Disco

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Unsplash The French have always been in the front row of disco, ever since its beginning in the 1970s. Artists like Cerrone, Patrick Juvet and Sheila B. Devotion set the pace. And later on, dj’s like Martin Solveig, Dimitri From Paris and Bob Sinclar took over. For this cloudcast I selected songs that all have a French connection, in production, language or nationality of the artist. For instance, three years ago Australian band Parcels released their single Overnight , which was produced and co-written by Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The father of the latter, Daniel Vangarde, wrote songs and produced for Ottawan, which I selected as well. English singer/songwriter Peter Godwin, who lives in Nice (France) nowadays, is best known for his hits Images Of Heaven and Emotional Disguise in the 1980s. Before going solo he was a member of Metro, together with Duncan Browne (known for his classic Wild Places ). Songs Peter Godwin wrote were recored by Da

Eddy’s 80s Grooves Part 36: Play At Your Own Risk

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When they recorded Lexicon Of Love with producer Trevor Horn in the early 1980s, Sheffield’s band ABC created a symphonic pop sound. Although the album was a big commercial success, frontman Martin Fry and his men decided to switch to a guitar based rock sound for their next album Beauty Stab . After disappointing sales ABC changed lanes again, this time to electro pop, which resulted in How to Be a...Zillionaire! . Released in early 1985, Be Near Me from the album became a hit single in Britain, climbing to number 26. The song came out overseas a few months later and it became the group's first Billboard Top Ten hit. Due to the single's success, How to Be a...Zillionaire! reached the Top 30 on the album charts in both the United Kingdom and United States. The Munich Disco mix of Be Near Me with a Silver Convention sample is on this cloudcast. The opening and closing track are from Saturday Night - South African Disco Pop Hits - 1981 to 1987 , which will be released on Cultu

Mellow Mellow FM Radio: Golden Years Of West Coast Pop (1971-1986)

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Enjoy the golden years of West Coast pop on Mellow Mellow FM Radio !  Swedish singer, songwriter and musician Ted Gärdestad was one of Sweden's most popular artists in the 1970s. In 1977 he went to Los Angeles to record Blue Virgin Isles . The West Coast rock orientated album featured contributions from the best American and English musicians at the time, like Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Jim Keltner, David Hungate, Jay Graydon, Dr. John and John Mayall. Although Blue Virgin Isles is now considered as a yacht rock classic, it did not sell well internationally, when it was released in 1978. His representation of his country in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Satellite was unsuccessful as well. He ended in the lower regions. Soon after that he left the music business to join a religious group, but he returned to it in the 1990s. After suffering from depression for many years, Gärdestad committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in 1997. The sound of Dutch duo

Sweet Freedom: Smooth Jazz, Sophisti-Pop & Yacht Rock

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Enjoy this new Mixcloud Exclusive !  The opening quote of this cloudcast is from the online series Yacht Rock, which was invented by J.D. Ryznar in the mid-2000s. He made up the term yacht rock, after he had noticed quite a few connections and similarities between Steely Dan and groups like the Doobie Brothers and Toto. All of them seemed to share members and collaborate frequently with each other and Californian artists like Kenny Loggins and Carly Simon. A lot of the music of the era featured albums with guys on boats on the cover and songs about sailing. Ryznar thought that this type of music sounded really good on a yacht, “ because it’s good for relaxing, sitting back and drinking .” And so yacht rock was born.  Speaking of Steely Dan, their main members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker played on Rosie Vela's 1986 debut album Zazu, which was produced by Gary Katz, who had previously worked with them. Though the album was critically acclaimed, it went largely unnoticed in the U.

Funky Chillout Sofa Session: Soft Boogie

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Soft boogie only on this second funky chillout sofa session , enjoy!  Véronique Sanson began her career in the 1970s and became well known in France soon. Her world turned upside down when she met Stephen Stills of Crosby Stills & Nash. One day, during a recording session in Paris, she left the studio pretending to go buy cigarettes, but never came back... She flew overnight to the USA, where she married Stephen Stills. In LA, she recorded new material with famous R&B musicians, such as Ray Parker Jr. and Harvey Mason, which resulted in her album Hollywood in 1977. Next up is a Mixcloud Exclusive , followed by a new part Mellow Mellow FM Radio . Tracklist: Andrew Jackman – Planes Boats And Trains (1978) Mr. President Feat. Sabba MG – Teasing Me So Bad (2020) Tommy Stewart – Fulton County Line (1976) Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – Is Anyone Listening? (1976) Los Retros – New Humanity (2020) Aldorande – Summer Body (2020) Rotary Connection – Sea And She (1971) Sp

Smooth Sailing On A Lazy Autumn Day

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Unsplash From the early to the mid-seventies American singer and bass player Suzi Quatro was undoubtedly the first lady of rock, although she stayed under the radar in her home country. She then moved away from her typical glam rock sound, firstly to a style more infused with funk, soul and jazz, in an attempt to crack the US market. It did not bring her success, but the album Your Mamma Won't Like Me, which contains Can't Trust Love , still stands today. She would finally break big in the States in 1978 with a more pop-oriented single, Stumblin' In . Eventually Suzi Quatro became mostly known in her domestic country for her role as Leather Tuscadero in the TV hit series Happy Days .  This Time I'll Be Sweeter was recorded by Angela Bofill for her 1978 debut album, Angie. Bofill's producer Dave Grusin knew of the song due to his acquaince with its composer Gwen Guthrie who he had frequently asked as a session singer. The single would reach #23 on the Hot Soul Sing

Blow The House Down: Eighties Dance Pop

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When the 1970s turned into the 1980s quite a few household names could seemingly effortlessly survive in the new decade, like Hall & Oates and pop veterans Graham Gouldman (10cc) and ‘lonely boy’ Andrew Gold, who formed Wax. Both acts sold their old instruments in the mid-eighties and started to use only state of the art electronics to compete successfully with their contemporaries. Even sixties rock icon Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith) reached #1 on the Billboard pop chart in 1986. As the decade came to a close, a musical revolution took place and the biggest names at the time had to struggle to reach the next decade. House and hip hop wiped away eighties pop like it had never existed. Even the hit factory of Stock, Aitken & Waterman had a quick meltdown, when the 1990s started and euro dance became the next big thing. The house was blown down, to paraphrase Living In A Box. That said, eighties pop has created a legacy that still exists today. Just

Funky Chillout Sofa Session: After Midnight

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Enjoy this first funky chillout sofa session! It's music that sounds best in those small hours just after midnight. “The Swedish singer and producer Thea Gustafsson’s latest EP creates a singular, cosmopolitan pop mood that is at once stylish and vulnerable.” (Pitchfork about Becky & The Birds) Recently Lana Del Rey has annoyed some of her fans because of fake face mask at a book signing in California. At the event, she wore a glittery, mesh face mask that she'd previously used in a cover shoot for Interview magazine. It would appear that the mask provided no protection to the spread of Covid-19. Her sister, who livestreamed the poetry reading on Instagram, said the singer had "tested negative" and was remaining six feet away from her fans, but taken pictures from the signing don't prove she did ( BBC ). Blue Jeans is from her excellent debut album with songs about "the dark side of the American dream". Tracklist: Lo Artiz – Kick Back (2020

Mellow Mellow FM Radio: California Gold

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Enjoy the best years of West Coast radio ! Music never sounded as sunny as in the late seventies and early eighties on the Californian airwaves. I tried to recapture the feeling with this brand new Mellow Mellow FM radio episode. Fallen Angel was originally recorded by British soft rock band Rogue and released as a single in 1975. It came to #12 on the Dutch Top 40 in early 1976. It also charted minorly on Billboard, reaching #108. The version of the former frontman of the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, who was picking up his career at the time, was a hit in both the United Kingdom and United States. It peaked respectively at #11 and #36, but failed to chart in the Netherlands. On the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the song even reached the top 10. It was featured in the very successful Broadway musical Jersey Boys about the career of the Four Seasons. Modern day yacht rock band State Cows just released a brand new track, called Caught In A Landslide . Tracklist: Peabo Bryson

Eddy’s Eighties Grooves Part 35: Stay Funky

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Enjoy this new episode of Eddy’s Eighties Grooves that brings us back to the days of pure vinyl and oldschool mixtapes! Next up is a new part of Mellow Mellow FM Radio .  Tracklist: I.N.D. ‎– Every Body Likes To Do It (1981) Oliver Cheatham ‎– Get Down Saturday Night (1983) Con Funk Shun – A Song For You (1981) Kwick – I Want To Dance With You (1980) Systematic – Soul To Soul (1988) Peaches & Herb – One On One Situation (1983) The Apx – Your Touch (2019) Jody Watley ‎– Looking For A New Love (1986) Dayton – Meet The Man (1982) Grandmaster Flash – The Adventure Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (1983) Chic – Good Times (1979) Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (1979) The S.O.S. Band ‎ – The Finest (1986)

Smooth Sailing: Seventies Autumn Breeze

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We’ve said goodbye to the summer in a seventies style last week, so let’s welcome the autumn in the same way on this exclusive Mixcloud Select Smooth Sailing trip! 😊  Born in California on 22 September 1944 and the daughter of actor Johnny Green, Kathe Jennifer Green appeared in a number of television series at the start of the 1960s. She made her first serious involvement in show business in 1968 when she dubbed the singing voice of Mark Lester in the film Oliver! , for which her father was musical director. The same year Kathe appeared in the Peter Sellers film The Party . She recorded her debut LP the following year, Run The Length Of Your Wildness, for which she wrote ten of the album's thirteen tracks. In 1975 Kathe Green signed with Motown, with producer Frank Wilson assembling a stellar cast of session players (James Jamerson, Jeff Porcaro and Ray Parker Jr.). However, the record company lost interest along the way and the album was banished to the Prodigal label. Afterw

Smooth Sailing: Seventies Summer Farewell

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Enjoy your time in the floating hotel and wave goodbye to the summer of 2020 in a seventies style!  Montreal City by Azymuth (or Azimüth as they were called at the time) is from Bob Stanley’s excellent new compilation 76 In The Shade , out on Ace Records . The Brazilian trio started out as a cover band in the early 1970s, but switched to their own material in 1973. Their debut album was released two years later and featured Montreal City , a tribute to the city that would host the 1976 Olympic Games. It marked the beginning of their own ‘crazy samba’ style, a melting pot of Latin, jazz-funk and electronics.  Tracklist: The Alchemist – The Flaoting Hotel Intro Angela Bofill – Under The Moon And Over The Sky (1978) Lulu ‎ – Take Your Mama For A Ride (1974) April Fulladosa – Tell Me (1978) Summer – Transcendental Airline (1979) Fleetwood Mac – Sugar Daddy (1975) El Chicano ‎– Tell Her She's Lovely (1973) Azymuth – Montreal City (1975) Batteaux – High Tide (1973) Lo

Mellow Mellow AM Radio: Bubblegum Soul & Ear Friendly Pop

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Enjoy my tribute to (mostly) the hit sound of AM Radio (1960 - ±1975)! It's music I don't usually play on Mixcloud, so this might be one episode only ;-) During the 1960s and early 1970s, AM radio was by far the most popular format. Bubblegum pop’s syncopated, catchy rhythms and singalong lyrics, like the songs from Motown, sounded best on portable mono radios. In Europe AM pop was mainly played by pirate stations, which made it even more exciting to listen to. Around the mid-70s stereo hifi-equipment replaced the transistor radio and pirate stations disappeared one by one, due to government decisions. FM radio stations were willing to play album tracks and longer songs in better sound quality. They pushed back the inferior sounding AM stations that were more tightly programmed and singles-oriented. It was the end of an era. Flickr According to an early promoter of the Beach Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun was inspired by an incident involving Shirley Johnson, the daughter of a

Soft Focus Part 5: Soul, Bossa & Exotica

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The exotica sounds of the 1950s (Les Baxter, Martin Denny and others) make you think of tropical islands, blue seas and sandy beaches. Some of the tropical ingredients were copied by Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band and more seventies disco acts (that are gathered on Cocktail Disco , a compilation by Dimitri From Paris). And many lounge acts used the typical exotica sounds in the 2000s. Even acts of today, like Surprise Chef and Sinj Clarke, refer to classic exotica.  The closing track by Jordan Rakei is from the upcoming album  Blue Note Re:imagined that will be released on October 16. Wind Parade originally appeared on trumpeter Donald Byrd’s 1975 classic jazz-funk album  Places and Spaces , which was produced by the amazing Mizell brothers.   Enjoy part 5 of my Soft Focus series ! Next up is a spin-off episode of Mellow Mellow FM Radio . Tracklist:  Delegation – Oh Honey (1978) Marlena Shaw – Last Tango In Paris (1973) Surprise Chef – All News Is Good News (2020) Barb

Smooth Sailing: Retro Wave, Soft Rock & Electro Pop

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Duran Duran We set sail for probably our last boat trip this summer. Enjoy! Retro Wave (or synthwave) is an electronic music microgenre that is based predominately on the music associated with action, science-fiction, and horror film soundtracks of the 1980s: “The genre developed in the mid-2000s through French house producers, as well as younger artists who were inspired by the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City . It reached wider popularity after being featured in the soundtracks of the 2011 film Drive (which included some of the genre's best-known songs) and the 2010s Netflix series Stranger Things ." (Wikipedia) To remix Hopium was part of a contest a few years back. The one I chose to play on this cloudcast was the first one I made. The second remix is on my Soundcloud page. I didn’t win anything, by the way… 😉 Mr. Mister Nowadays known as a yacht rock phenomenon, the band Pages was disbanded after their third self-titled album in 1981, due to disap

Easy Listening On Sunday Morning

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Unsplash Enjoy an easy way to wake up for Mixcloud subscribers only! The 70s soft rock covers on his album Some Guys sound, according to singer Jonathan Coulton himself, “exactly like the originals.” And I have to admit that they do! 😊 The original version of Arianne appeared on Johnny Mathis’ 1973 album Killing Me Softly With Her Song . Rod McKuen, who recorded the song for his album Sleep Warm two years later, once said that it originates from a French poem. Christian Roudey wrote the lyrics and music for the song, Martin Charnin made the English translation. “Arianne is April morning That comes rippling through my window She's the smell of coffee brewing On a quiet, rainy Sunday She's the purring of a kitten That has made my neck a pillow for his head…” Tracklist: Galdston & Thom – Savannah Sunny Sunday (1977) Brotherhood Of Man ‎– California Sunday Morning (1971) Johnny Mathis – Arianne (1973) Mystic Moods – The Morning After (1975) Jonathan

Eddy’s Eighties Grooves Part 34 Summer Nights

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Unsplash Enjoy one hour of soulful eighties music! As I wrote before, Angela Bofill was initially a jazz-funk singer, but her biggest hit was a dance track, namely the title track of her 1983 Too Tough album. Other great songs on the album were Is This A Dream and I Can See It In Your Eyes , all produced by Narada Michael Walden. Her sound became even more electronic on her next album, which was supervised by electro funk duo The System, mostly known for their classic You’re In My System (covered by Robert Palmer). In the mid-eighties the musical landscape changed drastically and Angela Bofill had to struggle hard to keep her career going. Barry White started working in the music industry in the 1960s, but his commercial success came in the 1970s as one of the frontrunners of disco, creating Love’s Theme with his Love Unlimited Orchestra and solo songs like Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up , You're The First, The Last, My Everything and Can't Get Enough Of Your Love,

Funky Chillout - Heatwave Edition

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Unsplash It has never been as warm as in the past week in the Netherlands, so this is my answer to the heatwave… enjoy! Luckily Michael Jackson recorded Farewell My Summer Love when he was a teenager himself, otherwise the song would have sounded very creepy... It came out of recording sessions between January and October 1973. The recorded songs were reportedly lost by Motown, but rediscovered in 1984. To make the tracks more contemporary, Motown remixed them to put them on an album. The task of playing the updated sound was given to musicians Tony Peluso, Michael Lovesmith, Steve Barri and Mike Baird. The album reached number 46 on Billboard's pop album chart and number 9 on the UK albums chart and sold over three million copies worldwide. It was clear that Motown wanted to cash in on the success of Michael Jackson's best-selling album Thriller as they did 10 years earlier, when the record company suddenly released shelved recordings from Frankie Valli who re-appeared