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Bishop+Deodato+Starbuck+Mangione

Posted by Jakub

DeodatoFirst of all, i’m going over this Deodato(which is the cover art above) live version of Do It Again and I realized I heard the best thing ever which is just ONE guy whistling really loud in the middle a key solo like it was the only record he had at home. These 4 tracks have something in common other than just being old, you can file them all under Yacht Rock which is an amazing genre of music if you like your brass section epic, your bass guitar lines soft and smooth, your keys saturated like off white stage light glare and most importantly strings being played like your in a 70′s spy movie chase scene in speedboats. It’s an easy genre to rip on i’m sure for people that don’t dork out on the certain instruments that I mentioned before but if you take all the labels off of it or any bad memories then this music has a lot to offer in my opinion.

Stephen Bishop – Save It for a Rainy Day

Deodato – Do It Again

Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right

Chuck Mangione – Give It All You Got

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Jakub says:

February 6, 2009 at 9:56 am

Shelby White -

Glad you liked them, I keep looking to see if anyone wrote back but opening the comment section with only one eye squinting ;)

Hopefully we can get some more tracks like this on the blog that people hopefully can appreciate

I like your blog btw!

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Tim says:

February 7, 2009 at 1:13 am

Hello Jakub! Very smooth.

That Starbuck song is sampled by Jason Forrest in his track “Skyrocket Saturday” by the way… a track that also samples “Baker Street” and “Stuck in the Middle With You.” Jason is the best – anyone that wants to hear what it might sound like if Girl Talk listened exclusively to 70s/80s MOR (and actually had an ear for musicality – oh, snap) – check JF out! http://tinyurl.com/jasonforrest

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Peter Stoinov says:

February 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Thank you SO much! You just described something I was trying to define for myself in the last 14-15 months – Yacht Rock.
Just LOVE that kind of music – “like your in a 70’s spy movie chase scene in speedboats”. This is the most accurate description you can get :)
Something that probably is not all that connected with these songs but I always thought that it has that 70′s sound is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5IpNxYGlU