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Mellow Moods: Forgotten Gems

Mellow Moods: Forgotten Gems

Playing tracks by

Valentine Brothers, Quincy Jones Feat. Paulette McWilliams, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sabrina Starke, Fleetwood Mac and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 4th in the #pop chart, 7th in the #funk - soul - jazz chart, 7th in the #disco chart and 14th in the #soul chart.

In the 1970s studio techniques improved rapidly and there was plenty of money to hire the best musicians, so artists took their time to make their records. In Philadelphia, for instance, the sophisticated 'Philly soul' was created ('Get down with the mellow sound') by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and around the West Coast singer-songwriters started to make their own mellow sound, which is now known as 'yacht rock'. This clean new sound sounded perfect on FM radio, so it became immens popular, especially in the United States. By the beginning of the 1980s people got fed up with the mellow sounds and its popularity faded. The Smooth Operators (Martijn Soetens & Professor Eddy) pay tribute to the heyday of the FM radio sound with their series Mellow Moods. Enjoy their trip on quiet water!

Tracklist: http://martijnsoetens.blogspot.nl/2016/01/mellow-moods-forgotten-gems.html

Comments

Scott
Scott

Incredible! Thank you for sharing.

Mr.K.'s Soul & Jazz Essentials

Fijne set heren, geweldige tracklist, in 1 woord: LEKKERRRRRRRR!

Martijn Soetens

dank je Janek!

robertanthonyuk

rocky

Martijn Soetens

rocky, and smooth! ;)

Huas
Huas

Erg lekker, ik heb genoten van al het moois.

Martijn Soetens

thanks Huas!