Smooth Sailing: California Dreaming & Soulful Streaming

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Feel the Californian moods and soulful grooves on this new episode of Smooth Sailing! The soon to be released 45 box and cd ‘The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul’ stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic music from Brazil. Some highlights include the extremely rare and funky ‘Labirinto’ by 2001 & Beto, the blistering psychedelic funk of Antônio Carlos & Jocafi’s ‘Quem Vem Lá’, the essential rare groove track ‘Bananeira’ by Emilio Santiago and Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma’s rare ‘América Latina’, which is sampled by Madlib and featured on this cloudcast. ‘The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul’ is out on ‘Culture of soul’ on the 23rd of October.

The track by Skylephant is an exclusive one! It will be released on the 13th of November.

In 1970 Syreeta (or Rita) Wright and Stevie Wonder got married and although they were divorced just 18 months later, they continued to work together for several years. They wrote 'Spinnin' and spinnin', for instance, in 1974 (4 years after 'It's a shame' for the Spinners). Born in Pittsburgh in 1946, Syreeta originally joined Motown Records as a receptionist. Brian Holland discovered her musical talents and she then became a performer and songwriter. Big successes after her work with Stevie Wonder were her duets with Billy Preston around 1980, like 'With you I'm born again'. She sadly passed away on the 6th of July 2004 of heart failure, due to cancer treatment.


Tom Scott With The California Dreamers ‎– Today (1967)
Minnie Riperton – It’s So Nice (To See Old Friends) (1974)
Rumer – Home Thoughts From Abroad (2012)
Mieke – Sleeping Alone (2015)
Dean Friedman ‎– Lydia (1978)
The Jeremy Spencer Band – Cool Breeze (1979)
Todd Rundgren – A Dream Goes On Forever (1974)
Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma – América Latina (1972)
Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment (2015)
Bill Withers ‎– Sweet Wanomi (1971)
Syreeta ‎– Spinnin' And Spinnin' (1974)
Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’ (1968)
Terry Callier – Ordinary Joe (1972)
Dave Mason – Misty Morning Stranger (1974)
Marilyn Scott ‎– Let's Be Friends (1979)
Alan Sorrenti – Beside You (1981)
The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe (1974)
Maddog – My Morning Sun (1975)
Colbie Caillat – Brighter Than The Sun (2011)
Maria Muldaur – I'll Keep My Light In My Window (1978)
Chaka Khan – Fate (1981)
Skylephant – Android Love (2015)


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