Mix 019, the latest set by Marina Soul Club LA, is up now on my Mixcloud page, just in time for a sunny, beautiful Sunday in SoCal!
Both Chicago and Toronto’s Craig Ruhnke make their first return to an MSC set, while it’s a third go-round for Long Island, New York’s Alessi Brothers, who start off the mix with a lovely, harmonic vocal fanfare. My favorites of this set, however, are the MSC debuts of Janis Ian, Greg Guidry, Jim Photoglo, Deniece Williams, and Maze feat. Frankie Beverly. You’ll undoubtedly be hearing more from these five in upcoming episodes!
This is one of the shorter sets of the series with the 15 tracks clocking in at just over 52 minutes. It’s a great one though, so get you some sunshine and enjoy an hour of smooth sailing!
Music is Love, so we can’t stop, won’t stop despite everything happening in Washington, around the country, and around the world. Here in Southern California, we were blessed with another beautiful Sunday, so I’ve uploaded the first Marina Soul Club mix (#018) of 2021 on my Mixcloud page!
Despite setting off with soft rock over the first three tunes, the set exudes energy quickly, sending out buoyant vibes all the way through. The set also expands beyond the familiar shores of America and Brazil with our first Japanese entry: Haruko Kuwana‘s Million Stars, a cover of Hawaiian fave Mackey Feary Band‘s beloved A Million Stars. We hope (and suspect!) that the MSC yacht will continue to be pulled back to the other side of the Pacific rim!
Enjoy these 15 songs over 54 minutes and, remember, it’s more than yacht rock…it’s Marina Soul!
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)”