The Smooth Operators Present Mellow Morning Moods

Paula Pire
Good morning! ;-) The Smooth Operators (Martijn Soetens and I) pay tribute to the heyday of the 1970s FM radio sound with our series Mellow Moods. Enjoy this new chapter: Mellow Morning Moods! In this edition we try to make the morning pass as gentle as possible.

‘S-s-s Single Bed’ by Fox (and written by Kenny Young) was in the charts almost 40 years ago. It reached #10 in the Netherlands. A tribute to a "one solitary lonesome single bed":

"Oh but all I got
Is a s-single bed
Ain't no room
For your sweet head
Now ain't it a shame
You missed the last train
Coz all I got is a s-single bed... "

The closing track is 'Give up your guns' by The Buoys. It was written by Rupert Holmes (famous for his 'Pina Colada Song'). The song reached #5 in the Dutch Top 40 in 1972 and after its re-release in 1979 it became a top ten hit again. 'Timothy' (written by Rupert Holmes too) went to #17 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Their first and only album was also called 'Timothy'. It contained both songs. Rupert Holmes is featured in this mix with 'Morning man' as well.


Kalapana - When The Morning Comes (1975)
Gil Scott-Heron - I Think I’ll Call It Morning (1971)
Little River Band - Light Of Day (1978)
Emily King - Sleepwalker (2015)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (1975)
John Valenti - Morning Song (1976)
Myles Sanko - Lonely Dreamers (2014)
Norman Connors - Be There In The Morning (1979)
Larsen-Feiten Band - Morning Star (1980)
Knobsticker - Early Bird (2009)
Rupert Holmes - Morning Man (1980)
Monk Higgins - Walking In My Sleep (1972)
Salena Jones - Morning Dew (1970)
Nankosoul - The Sky At Sunrise (2015)
Sheila E. – Lovely Day (2013)
Maysa Feat. Bluey – Good Morning Sunrise (2013)
Airbag – One Day You Will (2016)
Fox – S-S-S Single Bed [Bill Brewster Edit] (1976)
Young Gun Silver Fox – So Bad (2015)
Gerry Rafferty – Sleepwalking (1982)
Falqo – Sleepy Crusader (2015)
Luther Vandross & Patti Austin – I'm Gonna Miss You In The Morning (1978)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 – After Sunrise (1972)
Fessler – Happy Morning (2000)
George Duke – Alone 6 AM / Brazilian Sugar (1979)
Craig Donaldson – We Dance And Sing (1980)
Shaun Cassidy – Morning Girl (1976)
The Buoys – Give Up Your Guns (1972)


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