Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Soul Station Part 6: Boat Ride

Welcome to the Summer Soul Station yacht! And one of the best places to sail to is the southern part of France, of course. Canadian singer Zwol discovers an interesting thing there. According to him ‘the ladies wear no pants’ at that particular part. Listen to the lyrics and you know what I mean… ;-) Allan Jeffers is a Dutch guy. The original is from the Chi-Lites, as Nicolas Drosos told me. The cover version from Allan Jeffers was produced by Martin Duiser. He would work with Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Joe Cocker, Gary Brooker, Toto, Simple Minds and Alan Parsons later on in his career. Herb Alpert made a jazz album together with his wife Lani Hall not long ago. The Breakaway track is from my favourite compilation album of the moment, ‘Americana Rock Your Soul’. Next time the theme will be 'Aurora, soundtrack to sunrise' and the music will be quite mellow and funky chill. I will play new material from Washed Out, Azymuth and good old Bootsy Collins. Picture above from Photonaturals. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

The Isley Brothers – Smooth Sailin’ Tonight (1987)
The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me (1977)
Breakaway – Who Was It This Time
Ahmad Jamal – Boat Ride (1979)
Side Effect – Midnight Lover (1981)
Linda Lewis – Touch Me Baby (1975)
Zwol – Southern Part Of France (1978)
Sneaker – Jaymes [Northern Rascal Extension] (1981/2011)
Bob James – Westchester Lady (1976)
Fruitcake – My Feet Won’t Move (1980)
Herb Alpert – Rise (1979)
Tony Joe White – It Must Be Love (1976)
Allan Jeffers – Stop Still (1977)
Johnny Bristol – Morganton, North Carolina (1975)
Booker T. Jones – Rent Party (2011)
Tennis – Long Boat Pass (2011)

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