If you’re a regular follower of these Marina Soul Club mixes on my Mixcloud page, you may have noticed that I’ve begun to include a few artists and a couple of the well-known (and heavily borrowed!) rhythms rooted in Brazil (see episode 012).
Well, here on Mix 15, it’s where we begin. We immediately dive right in with one of my favorite Brazilian tunes, Palco, by their former Minister of Culture and eternal musical icon, Gilberto Gil. Hawaii’s Phase 7 then echo the rhythm with their own sambafied jazz groover before Brazil’s Djavan smooths it out with one of his R&B/yacht soul classics sung in Portuguese. As we sail out further into the excursion, we leave carrying a hint of bossa nova, with a light and lovely tune by Laura Nyro, who also leads a handful (five!) of ladies on board during this episode.
Sail on and enjoy.
ARTIST / Tracklist
- GILBERTO GIL / “Palco”
- PHASE 7 / “Too Good To Be In Love”
- DJAVAN / “Transe”
- LAURA NYRO / “Light-Pop’s Principle”
- STEELY DAN / “Doctor Wu”
- JIMMIE SPHEERIS / “Beautiful News”
- JERRY CORBETTA / “Caribbean Lady”
- KRISTLE (MURDEN) / “I Can’t Let Go”
- FCC / “Jump Into The Fire”
- BLUE / “Another Night Time Flight”
- DAN SEALS / “Late At Night”
- LINDA LEWIS / “I Can’t Get Enough”
- FUNKY TEAM / “You And I”
- ALICIA BRIDGES / “We Are One”
- ROBERTA FLACK / “In The Name Of Love”