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Blue-eyed soul: it’s a sound epitomised by Hall & Oates and Michael McDonald and a look pilloried on YouTube with the hilarious Yacht Rock series. But the brilliant ‘Music For Pleasure’ compilation suggests that for Tom Findlay of Groove Armada, this is serious soul business. With a name that’s a nod to Roxy Music and a tracklist that opts for cuts deep and wide alike, The Steve Miller Band weigh in with ‘Fly Like An Eagle’, Average White Band offer up ‘Work To Do’ and Mcdonald soars with ‘I Keep Forgettin’. There’s also an excellent cover by Findlay of ‘How Long’ by Ace. One day all airports will have a soundtrack like this.
File under Blue-eyed soul from the 70s and early 80s
Download Robert Palmer ‘Every Kinda People’, The Steve Miller Band ‘Fly Like An Eagle’
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