Smooth Sailing: Easy Rocking & Funky Chilling

Picture Joan Smalls by Patrick Demarchelier (Vogue)
The opening track of this new smooth sailing part can also be found on Late Night Tales: After Dark Nightshift, compiled by Bill Brewster:

"Musically it's pleasingly varied, moving from the string-drenched downtempo beauty of Typesun's "Last One Home", to the heady Balearic rock of General Lee, via Justus Kohnke, the soulful post-bruk smoothness of As One, and the sprightly analogue electronics of Emperor Machine's remix of Paqua's "Late Train". There's also a bunch of previously unreleased tunes to enjoy, including killer contributions from the Mang Dynasty (AKA Ray Mang), The Gino Fontaine (Chicken Lips man Andrew Meecham) and - most surprising of all - The Grid and Robert Fripp." (Album review on Juno.Records)

"One of pop music's most romantic ballads, Peaches and Herb's "Reunited" was included on the duo's 1978 Polydor album 2 Hot. Some were skeptical about the possible success of the track since it was the follow-up to their disco-oriented million seller "Shake Your Groove Thing." Co-written by producer Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, it joined the roster of "must do" wedding songs that includes such titles as Luther Vandross' "Here and Now" and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.'s "Just the Two of Us." The songwriters had both worked at Motown, and "Reunited" evokes some of the charm of the ballad duets of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The sentiment of "Reunited" certainly touched Peaches Greene who cried when she first heard the song. Like 2 Hot, Peaches and Herb's "Reunited" sold over two million copies and parked at the top of both the R&B and pop charts for four weeks in spring 1979.” (Song Review by Ed Hogan on Allmusic.com)

By the way, Christine Perfect would later become Christine McVie and join Fleetwood Mac. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

The Salsoul Invention – Soul Machine (1976)
The S.S.O. Orchestra – Faded Lady (1976)
Main Ingredient – Happiness Is Just Around The Bend [Greg Wilson Edit] (1974)
John Blair — Don't Feel That Way No More (1977)
John Martyn — Save Some (For Me) (1980)
Ned Doheny ‎– On And On (1979)
Barry International FOB – Lovers Don’t Play (2014)
Peaches & Herb – Reunited (1979)
Christine Perfect – And That’s Saying A Lot (1970)
Little River Band – Light Of Day (1978)
Donna Summer ‎– Dim All The Lights (1979)
Gerry Rafferty ‎– Get It Right Next Time (1979)
Tennis – Seafarer (2011)
The Doobie Brothers – Livin' On The Fault Line (1977)
Jimmy Messina – Do You Want To Dance (1979)
Brian West Band – I Live Without Your Love (1981)
Ed Motta – Smile (2013)
Beam Delight – We Were (2014)
Night – Hot Summer Nights (1979)
Jack Bruce – The Consul At Sunset (1971)


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