Saturday Night & Sunday Morning (AOR On The Radio Special)

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Get up & get down, this is the soundtrack to your weekend, enjoy this special part of AOR On The Radio!

The original version of ‘Arianne’ (“she’s the smell of coffee brewing, on a quiet, rainy Sunday”) is from soul singer Johnny Mathis. The song appeared on his 'Killing Me Softly With Her Song' album that was released in 1973. Rod McKuen, who recorded the track two years later, wrote on his official site that the lyrics are a translated French poem. Although it is a beautiful song, it almost sounds a bit creepy, as if the guy is obsessed with a young girl: “Arianne is Mama's crystal bread that's nearly finished baking…”

The previous unreleased song by Helene & The Brookside Orchestra is on the new excellent compilation album 'Soul on the real side #8'. The track was arranged by Norman Bergen, who also wrote million selling hits like ‘Only a fool breaks his own heart’ and ‘Knock three times’.

‘I want Sunday back again’ by Maxine Weldon is from the forthcoming compilation album “Wants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves”, to be released by Soul Brother.

Quite a few songs are from the 1970s. Although it may have been a superficial decade, according to writers like Norman Mailer, the seventies brought us some very good music, like disco, which was, in the words of Rolling Stone magazine, "the most self-contained genre in the history of pop, the most clearly defined, and the most despised."

Tracklist:

Saturday Night

Tiffany – Late Night Show (1978)
Addrisi Brothers – We’ve Got To Get It On Again (1972)
R. B. Hudmon ‎– This Could Be The Night (1977)
Earth, Wind & Fire – Saturday Nite (1976)
The Brecker Brothers – Sneakin’ Up Behind You (1975)
Chicago – Saturday In The Park (1972)
Young Gun Silver Fox – Saturday (2015)
Norman Connors ‎– Saturday Night Special
England Dan & John Ford Coley ‎– Love Is The Answer (1979)
Henry Gross – Shannon (1976)
Jay And The Techniques – Number Onederful (1975)
The Jeremy Spencer Band – You’ve Got The Right (1979)
Vance Joy – Saturday Sun (2018)
Laurie Styvers ‎– Beat The Reaper (1972)
Cat Stevens – Another Saturday Night (1974)

Sunday Morning

Chaka Khan – Any Old Sunday (1981)
Marc Sadane – One-Way Love Affair (1981)
Maureen McGovern – The Morning After (1972)
Maxine Weldon – I Want Sunday Back Again (1975)
The Neville Brothers – Arianne (1978)
The Bells – Moody Manitoba Morning (1972)
Mark Williamson – I Need You (1979)
Brotherhood Of Man – Lady (1974)
Art Webb – You Can’t Hide Love (1977)
Robert Palmer ‎– Every Kinda People (1978)
Helene & The Brookside Orchestra – Standing Room Only (1970)
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds ‎– Daisy Mae (1971)
Cheese – Lady Love (1977)
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Long Long Time (1979)
Commodores – Easy (1977)
The Peppermint Rainbow ‎– Will You Be Staying After Sunday (1969)
Furns ‎– Life Is Easy (2018)

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