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Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 3

October 9th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 3

After two recycled mixes in this series, here’s a brand-new collection. This one is at least as good as the other two, with some glorious songs one doesn’t hear often today, even on radio stations that specialise in retro stuff. And because I have relaxed the no-duplication-of-artists rule, some acts return with tracks that are as good as those I picked for the first two mixes — Ambrosia are one example; Boz Scaggs, Dan Folgelberg and Player others. And there is Kenny Loggins, a man who is unjustly maligned by some people.

His “Heart To Heart” is mighty, with its great bridge leading to the punchy chorus.  The thing was co-written with David Foster and Michael McDonald, who does backing vocals and keyboard duty. David Sanborn, operating in an era before he was the Kenny G it was sort of OK to like, adds a nice sax solo. It’s good to be alive when one hears that song.

As far as I can see, only one song here is a cover, Carly Simon’s version of The Doobie Brothers’ “You Belong To Me”, later covered to good effect by soul singer Anita Baker.

As previously noted, the genre which some call yacht rock (I’ll watch the satirical series of the name one day, but, the cover above notwithstanding, I hate the moniker) or adult contemporary (yeurgh) was underpinned by top class session work, its practitioners often coming from the world of jazz fusion. Two songs here are in fact credited to fusion people: Lee Ritenour’s “Is It You”, with Eric Tagg on vocals, and Stanley Clarke & George Duke’s “Sweet Baby”. The Internet tells me some people don’t like the latter; I think it has a lovely vibe.

There will be a fourth mix. In the meantime, this lot is timed to fit on a CD-R, and includes home-knitted covers. PW in comments.

1. Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (1976)
2. Hall and Oates – Say It Ain’t So (1983)
3. Kenny Loggins – Heart To Heart (1982)
4. Lee Ritenour with Eric Tagg – Is It You (1981)
5. Eddie Rabbitt – Suspicions (1979)
6. Ambrosia – The Biggest Part Of Me (1980)
7. Jim Messina – Seeing You (For The First Time) (1979)
8. Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project – Sweet Baby (1981)
9. Bill LaBounty – Never Gonna Look Back (1982)
10. Player – Givin’ It All (1980)
11. Dan Fogelberg – Missing You (1982)
12. Robbie Dupree – Steal Away (1980)
13. Carly Simon – You Belong To Me (1978)
14. Gino Vanelli – I Just Want To Stop (1978)
15. Bertie Higgins – Key Largo (1982)
16. England Dan & John Ford Coley – We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again (1978)
17. Orleans – Dance With Me (1975)
18. Nicolette Larson – Give A Little (1978)
19. Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love (1975)
20. Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy (1976)

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Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 1
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 2

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  1. halfhearteddude
    October 9th, 2014 at 07:06 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Reimer
    October 9th, 2014 at 09:55 | #2

    Any chance of fixed link?

    ta

    R

  3. Mike
    October 9th, 2014 at 10:44 | #3

    Links seems broken. Thank you for this selection, I look forward to gently breezin’ on these tunes.

  4. halfhearteddude
    October 9th, 2014 at 16:49 | #4

    The new link is up.

  5. GarthJeff
    October 9th, 2014 at 17:16 | #5

    I wonderful collection AMD – makes you want to put your feet in warm beach sand, close your eyes and forget for a while. Many thanks for the great memories, these are all classy tracks.

  6. martin
    October 9th, 2014 at 19:41 | #6

    Nicolette Larson AND Bertie Higgins? Wow!

  7. O.B. Dan
    October 9th, 2014 at 20:46 | #7

    Thanks for the quick link repair. This collection sounds even better than I remembered!

  8. Josie
    October 13th, 2014 at 12:20 | #8

    AMD, you are the best! Thank you always~

  9. josie426
    October 13th, 2014 at 12:48 | #9

    AMD, you are the absolute best! Many thanks again for a fab mix~

  10. dogbreath
    October 13th, 2014 at 13:44 | #10

    Nice job, sir, and it gives me the chance to enjoy tunes & artists I was happy to slag off back in the day but which I have mellowed into as the years passed. Many thanks!

  11. The Mood Indicator
    October 17th, 2014 at 18:20 | #11

    For many years i am enjoying your work, AMD. As a retired music blogger, still after all those years i look forward to any new post you put online.

    The dedication, good taste for melancholia of the 70’s and 80’s music plus your excellent themes makes me wanna come back for years to come.

    Keep up the good work because you are doing a hell of a good job not only for me but for many other persons who grew up in the wonder years.

    Warm regards from Holland,

    The Mood Indicator

  12. Guy
    October 22nd, 2014 at 09:56 | #12

    Thumbs up!

  13. eli
    November 7th, 2014 at 20:55 | #13

    Bummed. Zippy ain’t got it. Would have loved to have sipped a Pina Colada to them. Keep up the fine work you’re doing

  14. halfhearteddude
    November 8th, 2014 at 09:20 | #14

    It’s still there. Maybe Zippy was down. Try again.

  15. Quirky
    November 9th, 2014 at 14:21 | #15

    Played all 3 volumes almost in one run. Not a bad track there. Nearly all songs are very laid back. Excellent Job. Thanks

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