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Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 5

August 27th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 5

Still not feeling guilty and the music is still great. Several artists here have featured before in this series; some more than once, such as Boz Scaggs, Bill LaBounty, Player, Michael McDonald, Rupert Holmes or England Dan & John Ford Coley. A fair few appear for the first time, and some of those are not very well known.

Rick Mathews is the most obscure of the lot. All I have on the guy is that he released two albums, 1981’s California Cologne and in 1991 Only The Young. California Cologne is a very good AOR album which seems to have made a bit of an impression in Japan. And that’s all I know. Does anybody know more?

The AOR genre was very male-orientated, and these mixes reflect that. Here we have three female voices: those of Stevie Nicks, Valerie Carter and Cathy Cooper. The latter teamed up with Jimmie Ross as Cooper & Ross, both members of a later version of doo wop group The Skyliners. As Cooper & Ross they released a sole LP in 1982, titled Bottom Line. Ross had been a member the Jaggerz, who had a hit in 1969 with The Rapper (he shared vocals with Donnie Iris, who will possibly feature on Volume 6). He has the reputation of being a fine blue-eyed soul singer, but is also a member of the Beaver County Musicians Hall of Fame. He still performs with the reunited Jaggerz. Cathy seems to be the same Kathy Cooper who co-wrote, with Rupert Holmes, the wonderful Echo Valley 2-6809 for The Partridge Family, which featured on Any Major Telephone Vol. 1.

Silver also released only one LP, a country-rock effort in 1976, produced by Clive Davis with the cover designed by the late comedian Phil Hartman. Their label, Arista, didn’t fancy any of the album’s tracks for single releases and instead gave them a song called Wham Bam to record. Given that these guys were serious musicians, they must have felt a bit silly singing “We’ve got a wham bam, shang-a-lang and a sha-la-la-la-la-la thing”. Still, they turned out a very catchy song with which they had their solitary hit, reaching #16 in the US.

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

1. Ace – The Real Feeling (1975)
2. Boz Scaggs – Still Falling For You (1977)
3. Bill LaBounty – Trail To Your Heart (Sailing Without A Sail) (1979)
4. Chris Christian – Don’t Give Up On Us (1981)
5. Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman (1980)
6. Valerie Carter – Crazy (1978)
7. Rupert Holmes – One Born Every Minute (1981)
8. The Beach Boys – Sail On, Sailor (1973)
9. Cooper & Ross – You’re The One (1982)
10. Greg Guidry – Are You Ready For Love (1982)
11. Bill Champlin – I Don’t Want You Anymore (1978)
12. Robbie Dupree – Hot Rod Hearts (1980)
13. Silver – Wham Bam (1976)
14. Rick Mathews – Movin’ On Up (1981)
15. Player – It’s For You (1980)
16. Paul Davis – I Go Crazy (1977)
17. England Dan & John Ford Coley – Love Is The Answer (1978)
18. Michael McDonald – That’s Why (1982)
19. Dan Fogelberg – Hard To Say Lyrics (1981)
20. Stevie Nicks & Don Henley – Leather And Lace (1981)
21. Firefall – You Are The Woman (1976)

GET IT!

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 1
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 2
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 3
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 4

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  1. halfhearteddude
    August 27th, 2015 at 07:00 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. GarthJeff
    August 27th, 2015 at 16:35 | #2

    ANOTHER fantastic selection AMD!!! I’m a great fan of the soft-rock genre. Nice to hear the classics from these guys….that weren’t the hit singles. You can relive your youth and insert them into the hit parade. Also, nice cover with the wing tip.

  3. August 28th, 2015 at 16:07 | #3

    Another excellent suggestion. I’m surprised Dean Friedman hasn’t shown up yet…

    Any chance you can make Any Major Telephone available again? There’s some things on there I wouldn’t mind taking a listen to.

  4. August 28th, 2015 at 16:08 | #4

    Sorry, that was supposed to read “Another excellent SELECTION”.

    It’s been a long week.

  5. dogbreath
    September 1st, 2015 at 16:41 | #5

    Hold back the guilt trip over this compilation. Life’s too short & there’s some tasty tunes in there, as well as some unknowns for me to sample & (hopefully) enjoy. Many thanks!

  6. halfhearteddude
    September 1st, 2015 at 19:17 | #6

    No guilt at all, dogbreath. I’ll play that mix loud in my car, with the windows down!

    Rol, the Any Major Telephone mix is up again:
    http://www.halfhearteddude.com/2013/04/any-major-telephone-vol-1/

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