Smooth Sailing: Soft Soul & Wave Pop

Franne Golde is not well-known as an artist, but she is a well-respected and highly successful songwriter. Her work has been featured on some of the biggest soundtrack hits of the past years, including the Grammy Award–winning The Bodyguard, and the soundtracks for Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Selena (the biopic) which featured Golde's hit single ‘Dreaming of You’ and the television series Miami Vice and Touched by an Angel, which included the country hit single ‘Somebody's Out There Watching’. Golde also wrote the Dennis Edwards/Siedah Garrett duet, ‘Don't Look Any Further’ with Dennis Lambert and Duane Hitchings and songs for Pussycat Dolls (‘Stickwitu’), Jessica Simpson (‘Be’), Christina Aquilera (‘So Emotional’), Whitney Houston (‘I Belong To You’) and The Commodores (‘Nighshift’).

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She's off the radar for quite some time now, but Deniece Williams used to be a hitmaker and one of the best vocalists of her era. 'Do what you feel’ reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B chart in 1983. Her biggest hit was 'Let's hear it for the boy' from the movie 'Footloose', which became a number one on the Billboard pop chart a year later.

There's a great new Incognito album: 'In search of better days'. I saw them live on Swingin' Groningen a few years back. The concert was interrupted because of a fight right before the stage and then band leader Bluey aka Jean-Paul Maunick told the audience that he never wanted to play in Groningen again. That's a pity...

Enjoy this new episode of Smooth Sailing!


Arawak ‎– Accadde A Bali (1970)
Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’ (1982)
Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter [Regulate Remix] (2012)
Los Charly’s Orchestra – Sunshine (2016)
Incognito – Love Born In Flames (2016)
LeBlanc & Carr – Stronger Love (1977)
Deniece Williams – Do What You Feel (1983)
Marc Sadane – One-Way Love Affair (1981)
George Duke – You (1982)
Franne Golde – Isn’t It Something (1979)
Hodges, James & Smith – Little By Little (1973)
Brenda Russell – New York Bars (1983)
Adrian Gurvitz – Borrowed Beauty (1980)
Kevin McCord ‎– Never Say (1985)
Loz Netto’s Bzar – Fadeaway (1983)
Johnny Hates Jazz – Heart Of Gold (1988)
Kere Buchanan – Through The Tears (Truth In Her Eyes) (2009)
Crackin' – Double Love (1978)
Quarterflash – Harden My Heart (1981)
The Motels ‎– Suddenly Last Summer (1983)


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