Never II without III – the golden era 76/83 vol III, there you go…
This new volume starts where the previous episode left us.
But this time it’s all about diversity ! Let’s pretend our listener came back from his favourite record store and had a much more ecclectic taste this time. He is so happy because his lp’s are new and shiny under the cellophane. He smiles and is proud because he picked up a Gino Vannelli Album but also bought an obscure one by a french guy named Michel Polnareff.
Now we have a perfect trilogy and this third magnum opus really demonstrates that « west coast music » have always been refined over the years to fit in so many directions.
Here we begin with an incredible Rock and funky outtake from Hall & Oates’s « Xstatic » album. Then we also have a little glimpse of exotic AOR with the introduction of brazilian fine cuts recorded by culte, major and cherished brazilians artists, like Gilberto Gil and Rita Lee who also worked often together in the past. I’m pretty sure i will do a brazil collection in 2019. Why not ?
Electronics were integral parts of the evolution, and were enough used by George Duke or Ronnie Foster to influence David Foster, Michael Omartian or Jay graydon to do the same.
In this collection i wanted to bring back the old famous disco tracks from Robert Palmer, but also from L.A.X, a belgium studio project led by Ralph Benatar who used players from the wonderful short lived group, Pieces ( also included once again in the package).
What a pleasure to hear the incredible voice of Geoffrey Leib, a rare vocalist recorded at the end of the seventies who will later re-emerge as his alter ego, Jeff Paris for the happiness of heavy melodic metal rock purists.
Yes we do have disco but Jazz funk for sure with our heroes from the GRP label, Tom Browne and Bobby Broom.
You’ll find soulfunk gems coming from Ozone, Alfie Silas or even Marcus Miller.
New guests like The famous Nolan sisters, Nicolette Larson, and the great Ned Doheny are also included in this « sealed with love » collection of gorgeous tracks.
We’ll continue our FSFYP Odyssey in this golden era vein in 2019.
Be also prepared for an alternative collection of FSFYP to come who will also be seriously focused on Moog synths from 1975 to 1979.
I’ll probably call it « Back in 1978 »
01.Hall & Oates - Time's Up (Alone Tonight)
02.Marcus Miller - Just What I Needed
03.The Nolans - Every Little Thing
04.Michel Polnareff - Joue Moi De Toi
05.Masaki Matsubara feat. Eric Tagg - Painted Woman
06.Roger Voudouris - Let her get away
07.Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People
08.Gino Vannelli - The River Must Flow
09.Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
10.Bill Champlin - Fly With Me
11.Bill LaBounty - Nobody's Fool
12.David Roberts - Wrong Side of The Tracks
13.Rufus - Hold On To A Friend
14.Breakwater - Let Love In
15.Bugatti & Musker - Soul Mates
16.The Brothers Johnson - Blam!!
17.Patrice Rushen - Cha Cha
18.Jeff Tyzik - Sweet Nothings
19.Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love (Disco 12 inch Mix)
20.Ronnie Foster - Let me in your life
21.Ozone - Our Hearts Will always shine
22.Gilberto Gil - Corações A Mil (vocal version)
23.Bobby Broom - Share My Love
24.Tom Browne - Come For The Ride
25.Rita Lee - Caso Sério
26.Leon Ware - Don't Stay Away (LP Version)
27.Pieces - Who You Been Doin'
28.George Duke - I Love You More
29.L.A.X Feat. Pieces - Dancing at the disco (Ethel's Edit)
30.Earth Wind & Fire - Song In My Heart
31.René & Angela - Love Won't Slip Away
32.Average White Band - You Wanna Belong
33.Alfie Silas - Can't we do it all again
34.Al Jarreau - Gimme What You Got
35.Michael Franks Feat. Renee Diggs - Love Duet