music mix | marina soul club 017

Marina Soul Club Mix 017 is up now on Mixcloud!  I originally curated the tracklist for inclusion on Yacht Rock Miami‘s “Smooth Gravy” Thanksgiving Day broadcast.  Given the 2pm PST/5pm EST time slot, the mix’s uptempo, high energy kickoff seemed right on time to fight off the onset of our listeners’ food comas and/or to rev up their appetites for second helpings.  

The vibes move from disco to ‘yacht soul’ to soft rock to jazzy pop, closing out with a couple of lovely reggae numbers.  The tune Night Moves, written and originally recorded by Michael Franks and appearing on MSC Mix 010 , shows up once again, this time in a lively bossa jazz style by chanteuse, Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Check out the full tracklist below.  Much love and gratitude to Captain Juan Luv and his mates at Yacht Rock Miami for inviting Marina Soul Club LA to his radio platform.
  

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. MACKEY FEARY BAND / “You’re Young”
  2. DONNA SUMMER / “Walk Away”
  3. JOHN VALENTI / “Anything You Want”
  4. BOZ SCAGGS / “Hollywood”
  5. CON FUNK SHUN / “California 1”
  6. FINIS HENDERSON / “I’d Rather Be Gone”
  7. EARTH WIND & FIRE / “Wanna Be With You”
  8. GARRY GLENN / “Heaven Kind Of Love”
  9. FOOLS GOLD / “Sailing To Monterey”
  10. RICHIE FURAY / “Someone Who Cares”
  11. JANIS SIEGEL / “Lovin’ Eyes”
  12. STEELY DAN / “The Fez”
  13. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER / “Night Moves”
  14. FLORA PURIM / “Sarara”
  15. DENNIS BROWN / “It’s Magic”

 

music mix | marina soul club 016

Though I’m blogging about this here on December 1st, this sixteenth episode of Marina Soul Club Radio went up on Mixcloud back on November 13th. It starts off with a third MSC appearance by Daryl Hall & John Oates and their 1981 feel-good smash You Make My Dreams Come True. I heard it on television playing in the background during the 2020 Biden-Harris victory celebration and wanted to mark that moment in history here on the show. Besides, it’s a great pop tune and I’d been waiting for the right time to get it on the playlist.

I’d been looking for the right opportunity to insert a couple of other tunes that I’d repeatedly add and then delete because the surrounding musical context never seemed quite right for them. First is Barry Manilow‘s Let’s Get On With It–a great and unexpectedly fit entry into the realm of yacht rock, as well as the beloved Ace classic, How Long, which nestled nicely among songs 11-14 both in tempo and easiness.

We also find the MSC debut of celebrated yacht rock duo Nielsen/Pearson, a respective pair of luscious tunes by Bill Champlin and Seals & Crofts, an anachronistic but glorious 1992 hit by Neil Young (I wish he’d recorded it in the 70s!), plus a triad of sweet Fleetwood Mac-related goodies.

As this is one of my most recent mixes and hasn’t made nearly the number of ‘rotations’ on my laptop or iPod like other Marina Soul Club episodes, I think it’s going to become a favorite. I hope it becomes one of yours too. Enjoy.

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES / “You Make My Dreams Come True”
  2. BARRY MANILOW / “Let’s Get On With It”
  3. NIELSEN/PEARSON / “Too Good To Last”
  4. LAUREN WOOD / “Gotta Lotta”
  5. MARTI CAINE / “Who”
  6. LE ROUX / “It Doesn’t Matter”
  7. BILL CHAMPLIN / “Gotta Get Back To Love”
  8. SEALS & CROFTS / “Stars”
  9. MARC JORDAN / “Generalities”
  10. NEIL YOUNG / “Harvest Moon”
  11. MARTY BALIN / “Hearts”
  12. ACE / “How Long”
  13. RICHIE HAVENS / “Dreams”
  14. FLEETWOOD MAC / “Rhiannon”
  15. PETER GREEN / “Slabo Day”

 

music mix | marina soul club 001

My first mix of 2020 comes under my MARINA SOUL CLUB LA moniker, which officially kicked off in 2019 although there were some early iterations in 2018. The MSC format includes 70’s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, mellow 80’s, island vibes and coastal grooves. Some people call it ‘yacht rock’. I prefer the term ‘Marina Soul’. In this first ‘episode’ of what I hope turns into a regular radio-style show, listen for music by the likes of familiar artists of the era such as Jimmy Messina, The Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Boz Scaggs alongside equally amazing but lesser-known acts like Marc Jordan, Laura Allan, Larsen/Feiten Band, Byrne & Barnes and more. Enjoy!

ARTIST / Tracklist
01. JIMMY MESSINA / “Seeing You For The First Time”
02. MARC JORDAN / “Lost Because You Can’t Be Found”
03. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS / “You Belong To Me”
04. LAURA ALLAN / “Slip & Slide”
05. STEPHEN BISHOP / “On And On”
06. SAMANTHA SANG ft. BEE GEES / “Emotion”
07. ADRIAN GURVITZ / “The Wonder Of It All”
08. BOZ SCAGGS / “Still Falling For You”
09. LARSEN/FEITEN BAND / “Who’ll Be The Fool Tonight”
10. BYRNE & BARNES / “Love You Out Of Your Mind”
11. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES / “Nothing At All”
12. CHICAGO / “No Tell Lover”
13. ERIC TAGG / “Living Off The Love”
14. JERMAINE JACKSON / “You Like Me Don’t You”
15. DR. HOOK / “Sexy Eyes”