music mix | marina soul club 012

We’re now at a dozen Marina Soul Club mixes in the Mixcloud! Twelve finds us navigating from Honolulu to Chicago to Toronto in just the first 10 minutes, with a later stop in Rio de Janeiro for some authentic MPB and samba by Joyce and Airto Moreira, respectively.

For me, however, the quality that I enjoy most from this twelfth upload is the even balance between more obscure artists like Greenwood, John Valenti and Craig Ruhnke, and artists from the pantheon of smooth, such as Ambrosia, Robbie Dupree, Kenny Loggins, and Michael McDonald.

Hope you dig this one too!

ARTIST / Tracklist
01. GREENWOOD – “Sparkle (1985)”
02. JOHN VALENTI – “Time After Time”
03. CRAIG RUHNKE – “Reach Out”
04. KARLA BONOFF – “Isn’t It Always Love”
05. AMBROSIA – “You’re The Only Woman (You & I)”
06. ROBBIE DUPREE – “Steal Away”
07. JOHN LUCIEN – “The Pleasure Of Your Garden”
08. JOYCE – “Curação de Criança”
09. AIRTO MOREIRA – “The Happy People”
10. BRIAN ELLIOT – “Tickets To Rio”
11. SISTER SLEDGE – “Thinking Of You”
12. YVONNE ELLIMAN – “If I Can’t Have You”
13. KENNY LOGGINS – “This Is It”
14. MICHAEL McDONALD – “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)”
15. LIONEL RICHIE – “All Night Long (All Night)”

music mix | marina soul club 008

Marina Soul Club Radio Episode 8 is up on Mixcloud, steadied by familiar favorites by Gerry Rafferty, Tierra, and Daryl Hall & John Oates while exploring greater depths with the likes of Bobby Lyle, Gwen McRae, Betty Wright, Byrne & Barnes, and The Gap Band. As always, it’s a soulful affair of ‘yacht’ and ‘nyacht’ rock, at the convergence of 70s & 80s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, island vibes, coastal grooves, AOR and beyond. Tune in and enjoy the smooth going.

ARTIST / Tracklist
01. BOBBY LYLE / “Night Breeze”
02. TIERRA / “Together”
03. CAROLE BAYER SAGER / “Stronger Than Before”
04. GWEN McCRAE / “Hey World”
05. 1619 BADASS BAND / “Just For You”
06. AVERAGE WHITE BAND / “Please Don’t Fall In Love”
07. YVONNE ELLIMAN / “Savannah”
08. PRINCE / “My Love Is Forever”
09. BEE’S KNEES / “Rainy Night In Georgia”
10. ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION / “So Into You”
11. BETTY WRIGHT / “Life”
12. GERRY RAFFERTY / “Baker Street”
13. BYRNE & BARNES / “Right Through The Heart”
14. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES / “Sara Smile”
15. THE GAP BAND / “Yearnin’ For Your Love”

saturday september 22 | melody yacht club

I’m eagerly looking forward to being back at Eric Tucker’s ‘Melody LA’ restaurant in Silverlake on Saturday September 22nd, this time with another longtime deejay homie–BABY BUBBA–from Chinatown’s ‘Soul Sessions’ fame and, more recently, from his eclectic mixtape series currently in its fourth volume, Clean Living. While we’ve shared the decks a handful of times in soul, funk, hip-hop or world music contexts, turning yacht rock records will be a first for us and I’m pretty he’s as stoked as I am. Expect all the favorites–Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, Player and the like==mixed in with some deeper and possibly just as cool, smooth and soulful cuts from lesser known artists of the day. Come dine and sip as we sail on wax all evening long. Here’s to easy breezy smooth sailing…hope you can join us.