The Smooth Operators Present Mellow Radio Moods Vol. 2

Cari Ann Wayman
The Smooth Operators, Martijn Soetens and I, try to reproduce the FM radio sound of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s with our series Mellow Moods

In 1982 singer/songwriter Paul Davis signed with Arista Records and cut his most successful album, Cool Night, which peaked at number 52 on the LP charts and included three hits singles, "Cool Night," "'65 Love Affair" (which was his highest charting single, rising to number six), and "Love Me or Let Me Be Lonely." However, despite its success, Cool Night proved to be Davis' last album; he popped up on the country charts in the mid- to late '80s, singing duets with Marie Osmond (1986's "You're Still New to Me") and Tanya Tucker (1988's "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love"), but after being shot during an attempted robbery in Nashville in 1986, Davis stepped back from the spotlight and concentrated on songwriting rather than performing. In the new millennium, Davis reportedly upgraded his home recording studio and began using synthesizers to write and record new material, but before he could strike a deal to release his new songs, Davis died of a heart attack on April 22, 2008, only a day after he turned 60.

Enjoy the radio sounds of the past! Next up is part 16 of Eddy's Eighties Grooves, my view on the soul and disco sound of the 1980s.


George Duke – Summer Breezin' (1979)
Harvey Mason – I’d Still Be There (1979)
Alfonzo – Low Down (1982)
Addrisi Brothers – We’ve Got To Get It On Again (1972)
Paul Davis – Somebody’s Gettin’ To You (1981)
Robert John – Sad Eyes (1979)
Daryl Hall & John Oates – One On One (1982)
Larsen-Feiten Band ‎– Who'll Be The Fool Tonight (1980)
Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue (1979)
Dara Sedaka – Huggin’ (1983)
Kenny Loggins – This Is It (1979)
America – Slow Down (1977)
Elton John – Mama Can’t Buy You Love (1979)
Sneaker – Jaymes (1981)
Chicago – Old Days (1975)
Pablo Cruise ‎– Whatcha Gonna Do? (1977)
Trombone Shorty ‎– Long Weekend (2013)
Stephanie Mills ‎– Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin' (1979)
The Commodores – Girl, I Think The World About You (1976)
Laura Allan – Opening Up To You (1978)


Anonymous said…
Extraordinary collection and superbly put together. Am a 70`s soulboy and your posts are always eagerly awaited
professor Eddy said…
Thanks a lot for your comment! So nice to read that you like my mixes.
Mark said…
It's just so damn smooth! Fantastic job, Professor! Thanks for introducing me to that Sneaker tune.
professor Eddy said…
Thanks for letting me know, Mark!

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