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.
SALA Cultura & Dance Party returns online this Saturday, December 12th at 9pm PST with another stellar lineup to help you stay safe and stay up during lockdown. With the event falling on Lady of Guadalupe day our featured guests will visit themes associated with the celebration of her significance:
theme discussion by
poetry & prose by
visual art by
DENISE CORTES (Pearmama)
live music by
deejay sets by
It’s a FREE event. Find the Zoom link on our Facebook Event Page, rearrange the furniture and turn up the volume!
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)”