Smooth Sailing: Funky Chilling & Disco Diving

Picture Joan Smalls: Patrick Demarchelier (Vogue)
We're going to set sail for another boat trip to fantasy island! This part is slightly different from the previous ones. Yacht rock has made place for Latin pop, this time. And that is because of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, of course! :-) One of the tracks is 'Magic smile' by Rosie Vela:

“Best known for her work as a fashion model, Rosie Vela dabbled in music in the 1980s and showed much promise as a singer/songwriter, but she didn't get very far commercially. Vela was born in Galveston, TX, where she began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music for 11 years. Vela moved to Little Rock as a teenager, and she was a student at the University of Arkansas when she posed for some fashion shots. Those shots found their way to a New York agent; eventually, Vela ended up moving to the Big Apple and working as a professional full-time model. Although Vela's modeling kept her busy in the 1980s, she wrote and sang on the side and signed with A&M in 1986. That year, A&M released Vela's debut album, Zazu, which favored a jazzy style of pop/rock and was influenced by Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan. In fact, the album was produced by Gary Katz (who is best known for his work with Steely Dan) and employs former Steely Dan members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Subsequently, Vela recorded Sun Across the Alter for A&M, but commercial success as a singer/songwriter continued to elude her.“ (Quote: Allmusic)

This mix is partly inspired by The Trip from Joey Negro, one of the best mixed compilation albums ever. Enjoy this new part of Smooth Sailing!


Azymuth – Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho? (2011)
ABC – Ocean Blue [Single Mix] (1985)
Marden Hill – Bardot (1996)
Trade Mark – Days Of Pearly Spencer (1978)
Crossover – Interval (1985)
Fever High – All Work (2014)
Trust Karma – Disco Volante [Original Mix] (2014)
MFSB – Mysteries Of The World [Scratchandsniffs Extended Rub] (1980)
Money Mark, Thalma de Freitas & João Parahyba – Tropical Affair (2011)
David Byrne – Don't Fance Me In (1990)
Los Van Van + Carlinhos Brown – Soy Loco Por Ti, América (2011)
Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy (1978)
Valentine Brothers – Feelings Inside (1979)
Jan Hammer Group – Don't You Know (1977)
Rosie Vela – Magic Smile (1986)
Propaganda – Duel (1985)
Baron von Luxxury – Terry Richardson (2012)
Drop Out Orchestra – Future Past (2010)
Daft Punk – Beyond (2013)


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