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Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 4

March 12th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 4

And we’re still not feeling guilty. This is the fourth mix in the series, and I think there are still one or two good ones to come.

Kenny Loggins’ Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong has been done much better by Randy Crawford and Al Jarreau on the wonderful Casino Lights album, but this version is notable for the backing singer: Michael Jackson.

Bill LaBounty has featured on previous mixes — his Living It Up is one of the best tracks on any of these mixes — and he returns here with a 1979 re-recording of a song he had previously released in 1975. Incidentally, LaBounty released what might well be my favourite album of 2014, Into Something Blue.

Very few who’ll hear this mix will have any idea of Karl Kikillus is, and that isn’t surprising. Kikillus was a radio DJ in South Africa, and then the presenter of the country’s first pop video show in 1983, the year his jazzily grooving Another Shore was released, as a b-side to a song called Fallen Angel. As far as I know, that’s all Kikillus released.

Greg Guidry’s story had a sad ending. He wrote for the likes of Climax Blues Band, Robbie Dupree, Exile, Johnny Taylor, Sawyer Brown and Reba McEntire, but his 1982 album Over The Line was his only one for 18 years. In 2003 his charred body was found in his garage in an apparent suicide. He was 53.

Another singer featured here who died relatively young is Paul Davis, who is perhaps most famous for his hit I Go Crazy (covered to superior effect by Lou Rawls). In 1986 he survived being shot in the abdomen in a robbery in Nashville. He died from a heart attack in 2008, a day after his 60th birthday.

Eric Tagg featured before in this series, on Volume 3 with Is It You, though the credit went to jazz-fusion guitarist Lee Ritenour, with whom Tagg recorded several songs (and who produced the Dreamwalking album on which No One There, with a Rit solo, appears).. Indeed, he is probably best known for these, even though he released three LPs between 1975 and ’82, and a fourth in 1997.

As always, this mix is timed to fit on a CD-R, and includes home-baked covers. PW in comments.

1. Average White Band – Atlantic Avenue (1979)
2. Steve Winwood – Valerie (1982)
3. Greg Guidry – (I’m) Givin’ It Up (1982)
4. Karl Kikillus – Another Shore (1983)
5. Bobby Caldwell – Can’t Say Goodbye (1978)
6. Bill LaBounty – Lie To Me (1978)
7. Valerie Carter – What’s Become Of Us (1978)
8. Christopher Cross – Never Be The Same (1979)
9. Kenny Loggins – Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong (1979)
10. Firefall – Just Remember I Love You (1977)
11. Paul Davis – Cool Night (1981)
12. Sweet Comfort Band – Don’t Tell Me You Love Me (1979)
13. Michael McDonald – I Gotta Try (1982)
14. Adrian Gurvitz – Untouchable And Free (1979)
15. Eric Tagg – No One There (1982)
16. James Vincent – You’ll Be Right There (1980)
17. Elkie Brooks – Fool If You Think It’s Over (1981)
18. Little River Band – Reminiscing (1978)
19. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Fallin’ In Love (1975)
20. Stephen Bishop – On And On (1976)
21. Deliverance – Leaving L.A. (1979)

GET IT!

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 1
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 2
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 3

 

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  1. halfhearteddude
    March 12th, 2015 at 07:02 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Robin Richardson
    March 12th, 2015 at 11:33 | #2

    Thank you!

    Robin

  3. Josie
    March 12th, 2015 at 11:47 | #3

    You came through once again! Many thanks~

  4. Bill
    March 12th, 2015 at 12:01 | #4

    Always look forward to these NFG mixes! Made my day today.

  5. GarthJeff
    March 12th, 2015 at 19:05 | #5

    I also love this mix AMD. Many THANKS for your efforts :)

  6. Sonic
    March 12th, 2015 at 21:19 | #6

    Great job as usual. Never realized how much the Greg Guidry tune sounds like “D*ck in a Box”. After seeing what Marvin Gaye’s estate is receiving from Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake might be nervous!

  7. Trod
    March 13th, 2015 at 17:58 | #7

    Very nice!

  8. dogbreath
    March 14th, 2015 at 22:34 | #8

    The “guilty” song here for me this time is the Little River Band’s “Reminiscing” so thanks for the chance to ‘fess up! Another very nice piece of work – cheers!

  9. james pemberton
    March 19th, 2015 at 06:25 | #9

    many thanks, these mixes take me to 70`s and 80`with great feelings

  10. StumpTheDJ
    November 29th, 2016 at 03:25 | #10

    Dang! That track by Karl Kikillus is prime bouncy smooth. Thanks for that int’l deep cut find.

  11. halfhearteddude
    November 30th, 2016 at 06:27 | #11

    Oh, I’m pleased somebody liked that. It really is such a great track.

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