Smooth Sailing: Beach Vibes & Soulful Sounds

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The track by Wild Fire is from the compilation Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2. It is an album full of rare disco tunes that all have a Caribbean flavour. This volume includes songs from Trinidad and Jamaica, but also from St. Lucia and Guadeloupe. Out on Cultures Of Soul on the 15th of May.

After the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation, Favorite Recordings follows-up with the concept, this time focusing on its homeland language. Digging into the mysterious Charles Maurice’s vinyl collection, the label and the DJ extracted 10 amazing hidden dancefloor hits, all produced between 1975 and 1984 within the French music scene. One of them is by Canadian trio Toulouse, who sound like The Emotions singing French…

In 1970 British quartet The Real Thing began by covering and remaking popular American soul recordings, and experienced payback when Frankie Valli and others covered their number one British hit 'You to Me Are Everything.' The song was a minor hit in the U.S, because of the flood of cover versions. It peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles and number 28 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1976.

Enjoy this new part of Smooth Sailing! Thanks to Les Fischer for giving me some good suggestions!


Sergio Mendes – The Real Thing (2010)
Toulouse ‎– C'est Toujours Comme Ça L'Amour (1981)
Chakachas – Stories (1972)
Tuxedo – R U Ready (2015)
The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything (1976)
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (1978)
Wild Fire – Try Making Love (1977)
The Stepkids – The Lottery (2013)
State Cows – Lost In A Mind Game (2010)
The Norwegian Fords – Surfing On The Sun (2011)
Ben Tankard – Last Minute Changes (2015)
Patrice Rushen ‎– Music Of The Earth [Dorso Dub Edit] (1978)
Carly Simon ‎– You Belong To Me [Kenny Summit’s ReRub] (1978)
Brian Wilson Ft. She & Him – On The Island (2015)
Bryan Ferry – Windswept (1985)
David Sylvian – Silver Moon (1986)
Luther Vandross – Any Love (1988)
Carter And Chanel – Tonight Is Right (1980)
The Beach Boys – From There To Back Again (2012)
No Vacation – Café Beat (2015)

Smooth Sailing: Beach Vibes & Soulful Sounds by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


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