The Smooth Operators present 'More Mellow Morning Moods'
The track by Greg Yoder is from ‘AOR Global Sounds Vol.2’. That’s a new compilation by Charles Maurice and consists of 8 forgotten and rare tracks recorded between 1975 and 1983 in all parts of the globe. At the end of the 1970s, many artists over the world were deeply influenced by AOR’s famous stars such as Steely Dan and their classic album ‘Aja’. They tried to reach the same attention to sound production and details, and this specific West Coast style mixing together pop-rock standards, with soul (sometimes disco) and jazz influences. It’s the sound that can be heard on this follow-up to Mellow Morning Moods.
By the way, two tracks (Valerie Carter and Renee Geyer) are from ‘The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco’, the new album compiled by DJ Supermarkt that came out last week. The liner notes are interesting as well. For instance, did you know that Amy Holland is actually Dutch and that her real name is Amy Boersma?
Valerie Carter – Crazy (1978)
Marianne Noble – Deep Down Inside (1974)
Maddog – My Morning Sun (1975)
Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning (1973)
Kathe Green – First Thing In The Morning (1976)
Renee Geyer – Be There In The Morning [Australian Single Version] (1977)
Greg Yoder – Things Were So Easy (1976)
Bobby Nunn – Do You Look That Good In The Morning? (1983)
Ray Parker Jr. – Until The Morning Comes (1980)
Mayer Hawthorne - Breakfast In Bed (2016)
Tender Leaf - Countryside Beauty (1982)
Carole King – Beautiful (1971)
Nicola Conte feat. Gregory Porter – Do You Feel Like I Feel (2011)
Al Jarreau – Mornin’ (1983)
America – Slow Down (1977)
Rascals – A Beautiful Morning (1968)
Weldon Irvine – Morning Sunrise (1979)