The Smooth Operators Present Mellow Radio Moods 4: The 1970s

Again a tribute to seventies FM radio by The Smooth Operators, which are Martijn Soetens and I. Enjoy!

The LP 'You' by Aretha Franklin (released in October 1975) sold poorly, stalling at #83 on Billboard's album chart. The album's only pop chart single, 'Mr. D.J.' stuck at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100. In retrospect, the album isn't bad at all and the track 'It only happens', which is on this mixtape, sounds very fresh today. Fact is that the album was disappointing for those who expected her to sing like she used to do a decade earlier. And the front cover didn't help either to boost the sales...


Steely Dan – Josie (1977)
Wings – Arrow Through Me (1979)
Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue (1979)
Jerry Corbetta – Between A Rock And A Hard Place (1978)
Sea Level – Living In A Dream (1978)
Andy Gibb ‎– An Everlasting Love (1978)
Stouffville Grit – ‘Cause I Don’t Have You (1971)
Bread – Make It With You (1970)
Aretha Franklin – It Only Happens (When I Look At You) (1975)
Carly Simon – The Right Thing To Do (1972)
Kenny Loggins – Lady Luck (1977)
Sons of Robin Stone – Got To Get You Back (1974)
Lenny Welch – Fancy Meeting You Here, Baby (1973)
Candi Staton – Nights On Broadway (1977)
The Bliss Band – How Do I Survive? (1979)
Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan – Sweet Thing (1975)
David Dundas – Jeans On (1976)
Buddy Miles – I’m Just A Kiss Away (1974)
Lil Albert – My Girl Friday (1976)
Fleetwood Mac – Honey Hi (1978)
Firefall ‎– Just Remember I Love You (1977)
Malo ‎– Suavecito (1972)


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