Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happy Yacht Rock Day!

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So far, they have played:

Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride - Open
Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel - Not Shy
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby - "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" - soundtrack
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me - One Eighty
George Benson - Give Me The Night - Give Me The Night
Herb Alpert - Rise - Rise
Kenny Loggins - This Is It - Keep the Fire
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right - Shine On
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen - Gaucho
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That - Private Eyes
Christopher Cross - Sailing - Christopher Cross
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes - Minute By Minute
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown - Silk Degrees
Toto - Africa - The Essential Toto

Who do you think will win Yacht Rock Day?  Michael McDonald?  Steely Dan?  Christopher Cross? (Spoiler alert: It's ME!  I'm already winning Yacht Rock Day!)

14 comments:

  1. Wow! These guys understand yacht rock. I wish I was listening to this at the Trulo cottage window seat with you!

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  2. I did not realize Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right was yacht rock. I think I might be upset.

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  3. I think it's grandfathered in because of the other Climax Blues Band hit "I Love You".

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  4. Oh God, I forgot about that song. Now the Yacht Rock tag makes sense.
    Also, my day is ruined.

    When I was

    a younger man

    I hadn’t a care

    fooling around

    hitting the town

    growing my hair

    ugh

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    1. I'm hoping your Ugh was short for "Oh, why don't they make songs like this anymore."

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    2. Yeah, that’s what Ugh means.

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  5. SO GOOD, that song, Jim. SO good..

    So, I was happily scatting along to "Morning Dance" by Spyro Gyra, and Googled it to see what year it came out. Wikipedia told me this:

    It was also featured on The Weather Channel's Local Forecast segments.

    Yeah, that's about right. (Also, I already knew that, anyway: The Weather Channel's Local Forecast segments is one of my favorite shows.)

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    1. There’s a Weather Channel now? I thought the weather was for talking to family on the phone and not wanting to talk about the elections. Why do we need a channel for avoiding Trump conversations?

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    2. I gotta say, I am extremely happy with the niche I’ve carved out here of being hopelessly behind the times. It just feels right. Very pleased.

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  6. Best yacht rock song. Does "What a Fool Believes" take the title?

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  7. It almost has to be, doesn't it? I think the only other contender would be something by Boz Skaggs, but I'd be hard pressed to pick.

    Although, James Ingram's Yah Mo B There needs to be recognized (AND features Michael McDonald).

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    1. I have an artist’s talk that starts in a couple minutes, so I really should be commenting, particularly on this topic, and yet... Yes. "What A Fool Believes" is hands down the Best Yacht Rock song.

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  8. For those playing at home - as of 3:30pm it's close:
    Boz Scaggs 5
    Steely Dan 4
    Michael McDonald/The Doobie Brothers 4

    other potential contenders:
    Fleetwood Mac 3
    Hall & Oates 3

    dark horses:
    Gerry Rafferty 2
    Kenny Loggins 2
    Seals & Crofts 2
    The Eagles 2

    I'll post the final tally when it ends at 5:00.

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  9. First Prize - Yacht Rock Captains:

    It's a three-way tie! As it should be:

    The Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald 5
    Boz Scaggs 5
    Steely Dan/Donald Fagen 5

    Second Prize - First Mates:

    Hall & Oates 4

    Third Prize - Uh... Bosun? Is that a thing? Chief Petty Officer?

    Kenny Loggins/Loggins & Messina 3

    Ahoy!

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