Groove With You: Slow Disco, Retro Wave & Yacht Rock

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Singer/songwriter Greg Guidry was born in St. Louis, MO on January 23, 1954, and started out singing gospel music as a child. He remained active with music growing up and sang in bands through high school and college, including several with future Doobie Brother (and St. Louis native) Michael McDonald. He signed a publishing deal in 1977, spending the next several years writing for other artists and even singing backup for the Allman Brothers Band in 1981. Columbia Records signed Guidry as an artist in 1982 and issued his debut, Over the Line. With its adult pop sound, Over the Line produced a hit with the first single culled from it, "Goin' Down." The song peaked at number 17 in the spring of 1982 and managed to do even better on the adult contemporary charts, where it reached Top Ten status. The follow-up track, “Into My Love”, a duet with sister Sandy Guidry, failed to duplicate the success of "Goin' Down" and spent a mere two weeks on the charts. Guidry would continue to write for others, but it would be nearly 20 years before he would issue additional material, with 2000's self-released Soul'd Out and Private Session. Guidry ended his life on July 28, 2003 at his home in Fairview, TN.

Enjoy this mellow groove mix! Next week there will be a new, soulful part of Smooth Sailing.

Tracklist:

Dobie Gray – Drift Away (1973)
Skinny Dipp – Gasoline (2017)
Jean – Running On Empty (2017)
The Night Game – The Outfield (2017)
The Bad Dreamers – Who You Run Too (2017)
Lauren Wood Feat. Michael McDonald – Please Don’t Leave (1979)
Carol Ray Band – Quelques Mots Gentils (1983)
The Big Dish – Miss America (1991)
Mayer Hawthorne – Back Seat Lover (2013)
The Imperials – Living Without Your Love (1979)
Jay Days – Long Way Home (1978)
Cheryl Lynn – All My Lovin’ (1978)
Boz Scaggs ‎– What Can I Say (1976)
Ned Doheny – Before I Thrill Again (1991)
Chester Pruitt – Gotta Get Off (1982)
Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan – Stop On By (1975)
The Isley Brothers – Groove With You (1978)
Greg Guidry Feat. David Sanborn – Are You Ready For Love (1982)
Toto – Spanish Sea (2018)

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