Smooth Sailing: Indian Summer Songs & Seventies Soul

Joan Smalls
In the Netherlands we're enjoying an Indian Summer lately, so that's where the inspiration came from. The track by Michael Dues is from a new compilation album, called Praise Poems 4.

The R&B version of Donny & Mary Osmond were brother and sister Mac & Katie Kissoon at the time. They had a couple of very strong pop hits in the mid-seventies, like 'Sugar candy kisses', which reached number 5 on the Dutch chart in 1975. Katie Kissoon is perhaps the most popular backup singer ever. She provided background vocals on records from Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Roger Waters, The KLF, Bros, Tanita Tikaram, Boney M, Tracey Ullman, Blancmange, Gloria Gaynor, Elton John, Millie Jackson, Randy Crawford, Eros Ramazzotti, Deborah Harry, Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys and many, many more. You can read her name on the back of almost every album cover...

Enjoy this Indian Summer & Seventies Soul episode of Smooth Sailing!


Kandace Springs – Leavin' (2016)
Scott Walker – Time Operator (1969)
Joe Dassin – L'été Indien (1975)
Ithamara Koorax – Goin' Out Of My Head (2012)
Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow (1979)
Poco – Indian Summer (1976)
Lou Bond – Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards (1974)
Rose Royce – I Wanna Get Next To You (1976)
Michael Franks – The Lady Wants To Know [Funkmammoth Edit] (1977)
Elliot Lurie – Happy (1975)
The Guess Who – These Eyes (1968)
Friends Of Distinction – Going In Circles (1969)
Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm (1975)
Jae Mason – Cloud Of Sunshine (1975)
James Vincent – People Of The World (1978)
Mac And Katie Kissoon – Sugar Candy Kisses (1974)
Al Johnson – I’ve Got My Second Wind (1980)
The Three Degrees – I Didn't Know (1974)
Teddy Pendergrass – I Don’t Love You Anymore [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1977)
Al Stewart – Indian Summer (1981)


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