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Buick6
23-04-2008, 05:03 AM
Before Reynolds or some other trendsetter gets it...starting with:

Barry White ...

MankyFiver
27-04-2008, 12:15 AM
prurient

craner
27-04-2008, 12:17 AM
Good call, inspired!

The big, the uber-album, being surely

Roxy Music, Avalon

Then we continue...

craner
27-04-2008, 12:29 AM
Ultimate yatch action here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B20CCrIx6Kk&feature=related

MankyFiver
27-04-2008, 12:32 AM
Ultimate yatch action here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B20CCrIx6Kk&feature=related

how right you are!

i llove those fishnets!

craner
27-04-2008, 12:34 AM
Early-proto-Roxy-yachtness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSpf3tawY9w&feature=related

Oh yeah, nice.

craner
27-04-2008, 12:40 AM
Brian not only owned yachtness, he owned yachts.

Mr. Tea
27-04-2008, 12:49 AM
Good call, inspired!

The big, the uber-album, being surely

Roxy Music, Avalon

Then we continue...

Haha, too right! I was going to mention this album in the thread that spawned this one, but never got round to it for some reason. I do quite like that album, in spite of its being cheesier than a metric tonne of Roquefort.

craner
27-04-2008, 11:07 AM
The essence of yacht.

http://www.j-notes.com/myimages/gb.jpg

kagankad
27-04-2008, 07:49 PM
i'm a bit young to have caught yacht but it seems to me that grovesnor sounds kind of like what you're looking for-- "drive your car" at least

http://www.myspace.com/grovesnormusic

craner
27-04-2008, 09:11 PM
Don't forget the radical sub-genre: yacht not yacht. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z04_5pCkaE)

craner
28-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Of course, I was mistaken. The real early-proto-Roxy-yachtness evolved when they reformed to record this key work (in fact, one of their best):

http://www.shanatinglipton.com/manifesto.jpg

Mr. Tea
28-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Don't forget the radical sub-genre: yacht not yacht. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z04_5pCkaE)

I can't decide which sense organs that video raped harder: my eyes or my ears.

bruno
28-04-2008, 08:31 PM
fantasists!

craner
28-04-2008, 08:45 PM
Where are the Young Yacht Rebels?

craner
28-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Steely Dan, Peg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfK2vQ59jNY). Yacht or not? Its sounds right, but I'm not sure it is.

bruno
28-04-2008, 09:54 PM
meanwhile, on a desert island http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiZYh9iHOVY (sorry)

scarboi
29-04-2008, 05:47 AM
This might be relevant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkXV5O5GfJ8

Mr Billy Ocean brings the yachtness.

slim jenkins
29-04-2008, 08:50 AM
Steely Dan, Peg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfK2vQ59jNY). Yacht or not? Its sounds right, but I'm not sure it is.

SD definitely...aspirational sound materialist perfectionism polished like the brass rails of your yacht and God-like status amongst old-school music company execs.

craner
29-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Billy Ocean is a crucial yacht icon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35YivWEs3zw&feature=related

scarboi
29-04-2008, 10:05 AM
A little meaningless trivia, Precious Wilson who sings backup on When The Going Gets Tough, was also in a group called Eruption.

One of my favorite one hit wonders of the disco era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m86rcz5pDw

henry s
29-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Billy Ocean himself sang back-up on Scott Walker's Climate Of Hunter...

Kate Mossad
29-04-2008, 07:46 PM
prurient
:D:D:D:D:D

Buick6
30-04-2008, 12:49 AM
I reckon yacht-disco could be the next hip thing, I mean Mike Ink alluded to it on his 'life's a gas' album, so I figger the trendy kids from New York and France and Berlin will be concocting something pretty soon.

Buick6
30-04-2008, 12:51 AM
A little meaningless trivia, Precious Wilson who sings backup on When The Going Gets Tough, was also in a group called Eruption.

One of my favorite one hit wonders of the disco era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m86rcz5pDw

ERUPTION were one of the first proto-Detroit tech groops. Defintely acknowledge the Krattwerk influence way before all those fucken electro hacks. Dig the 'MUSIK LADEN' on the dude's keyboards...

scarboi
30-04-2008, 04:44 AM
Slave are another one of those groups that I have a hard time getting my head around.

Early stuff from their first two albums kind of splits the difference between influencing G-Funk and Detroit Techno.

Which is to say it is fucking sweet.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i1tEN9CjA54


But their later stuff fits more on this thread.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ewDmTrAVHYE

scarboi
01-05-2008, 11:07 AM
http://www.divshare.com/download/4390521-fbe

I offer this up as evidence that Stock Aitken and Waterman weren't completely horrible.

Its a remix that Clivilles and Cole (C+C Music Factory) did of Donna Summer's Love's About To Change My Heart.

Its house, from the late 80s, and well worth a listen.

scarboi
20-05-2008, 04:48 AM
Are the Doobies yacht disco, or would they be more yacht funk?


Where is the line between sweet sounding funk and boogie and this hypothetical genre?


Am I talking to myself here?

slim jenkins
20-05-2008, 08:05 AM
Doobies in your funk?

All disco is ripe for the yacht, but not all funk, as in Ohio Players or prime JB - grits 'n'gravy: no; caviar:yes.

scarboi
20-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Maybe the line that seperates the more sophisticated funk sound from the... errr... more hardcore grits and gravy style is in time.

Who made hardcore funk after Parliament (arguably) lost their shit?

Bootsy?

After 79 or 80 so many bands either went stripped down and electronic (like Cameo) or they fell off the map.


If somebody described the Doobie Brothers to me, like, imagine a group that had the harmonies of CSNY and the musicianship of Steely Dan.

Only they played whiteboy funk, I'd be sold.

Average White Band kind of fit that description somewhat too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTO8VM7s2Y


Maybe its all schlock, I don't know.

scarboi
20-05-2008, 08:58 AM
Oh yeah, Steely Dan were yacht as fuck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv9EXkDUVvA

I've heard a good disco DJ convince me this was a disco track just through juxtaposition.

Agent Nucleus
20-05-2008, 10:12 PM
it wouldn't be yacht without some Monkey Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5wV4Lix7bM)

craner
21-05-2008, 07:02 PM
Carly Simon, on a yacht tip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2KiT7lKn5k

Pre-divorce yacht slush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ_X4DeEcKk

craner
21-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Carly looks pretty fucking alarming in that last video. Imagine having that sidling up to you on the sofa!

Lichen
21-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Carly Simon, on a yacht tip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2KiT7lKn5k



Essence of yacht. I can't taste the New England salt in the air.

Nice

craner
21-05-2008, 07:14 PM
It's certainly the sauve, rich but not garish, mature but not prudish, Clintonian baby boomer end of the yacht-scene. This is not Romancing the Stone-yacht. Are we beginning to define certain parameters?

craner
21-05-2008, 07:16 PM
Measured sax solos, tasteful synth chords, baggy white trousers and pastel shirts.

craner
21-05-2008, 07:18 PM
That clip was recorded at Martha's Vineyard in 1984: so, the epicentre of a certain style of yacht-dom.

mms
21-05-2008, 07:46 PM
has no one checked this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U

this has got to be yacht based
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbh9c0noR4s
check that moog solo it cracks me up

Agent Nucleus
22-05-2008, 01:25 AM
this has got to be yacht based
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbh9c0noR4s
check that moog solo it cracks me up

yacht ballad-pop? It wouldn't be possible for C&T to do something that wasn't yacht.

heh, the moog solo sounds like a cassette tape fast-forwarding. And what's up with those kind-of-creepy muskrat-bear-mouse things dancing around? I'd be willing to wager C&T had a fursuit fetish.

scarboi
22-05-2008, 05:43 AM
Does anyone know of anything with a sort of bossa nova feel to it like this?

Roxy Music obviously referenced it in Avalon, and some of these bands were pretty out there rhythmically. Ever tried to play Steely Dan fills, any drummers out there?


That shit is hard, we are talking cream of the crop jazz musicians here.


I'm just worried someone is going to mention Christopher Cross and induce flashbacks of listening to my father's record collection for the first time.


Oh yeah, I like Chaka's version of You Belong to Me better.


Course it belongs in the electro-soul thread.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoS1tUkNeb4&feature=related

slim jenkins
22-05-2008, 07:18 AM
Maybe the line that seperates the more sophisticated funk sound from the... errr... more hardcore grits and gravy style is in time.

Who made hardcore funk after Parliament (arguably) lost their shit?

Bootsy?

After 79 or 80 so many bands either went stripped down and electronic (like Cameo) or they fell off the map.


If somebody described the Doobie Brothers to me, like, imagine a group that had the harmonies of CSNY and the musicianship of Steely Dan.

Only they played whiteboy funk, I'd be sold.

Average White Band kind of fit that description somewhat too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTO8VM7s2Y



Maybe its all schlock, I don't know.

Funny thread...almost cheering me up after last night's football.

I think the world became pretty much a zone of zero funkativity in the late-70s, despite the best efforts of Prince or whoever.

I actually like The Doobie Brothers, and the AWB made three classics with the pervy Schoolgirl Crush (title?), Cut The Cake and of course, Pick Up The Pieces.

Roxy's Avalon is pure yacht, it pains me to say because for three LPs they were brilliant. Ferry in his Anthony Price suits was always angling for the yacht, of course - in every dream yacht, a heartache...

craner
14-08-2008, 04:41 PM
Wanted to mention that while I was holidaying in St Tropez harbour I discovered the definitive yacht-rock-disco album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTa6LyilVuE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAxXp4ZG4M

etc.

My good friend Prince Al-Walid hipped me to it.

mms
14-08-2008, 05:31 PM
i went round the house of a guy who's company fix luxury yachts with broadband and gps stuff the other day, old friend of my mums and what were they listening too?
captain and tenille, they looked like em too mind you.

Chris
15-08-2008, 05:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AdYFRswQmA

yacht, innit

scarboi
17-08-2008, 07:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXq8Cfpq8xM&feature=related

Gene Clark Disco (Courtesy of ILM and Dan Selzer)

mms
17-08-2008, 12:59 PM
how far can YOU push the disco meme without getting caught out?

scarboi
17-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Well some of the current crop of disco re-edits are directly referencing mid-70s AOR, Todd Terje just released a edit of America's Horse With No Name under a pseudonym.

So this may be just an excuse for disco people to indulge their individual soft rock fetishes.

Honestly I think there's more of a future in edits of post punk and the like, but whatever.

Buick6
20-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Well some of the current crop of disco re-edits are directly referencing mid-70s AOR, Todd Terje just released a edit of America's Horse With No Name under a pseudonym.

So this may be just an excuse for disco people to indulge their individual soft rock fetishes.

Honestly I think there's more of a future in edits of post punk and the like, but whatever.


Lemme just say, for mature Marxist/Freudian-post modernist intellectuals like 98% of the contribulators on this bored, yacht-disco is the perfect amathema to whatver they're at..

I'm currently kvetching the Internerd in Nottingham, a long way from the nirvana of Australia, i can't find the 'bassline' virus anywhere in the 'real world' ok I'm here for only 4 days!

Yacht-bassline disco is the NEXT BIG TING!

craner
11-09-2008, 06:01 PM
Is this proto-yacht rock?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3j-i7GLr0

It's about nuclear holocaust, so possibly not. Apart from the lyrics, it's a really lovely song.

craner
11-09-2008, 06:04 PM
What am I talking about, they invented this shit.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002J0N.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

scarboi
16-09-2008, 12:18 AM
Anyone ever heard the Rub and Tug remix of the Main Thing by Roxy?

Its interesting, not as good as the original obviously, but a very decent dance remix


I also found a cover of Crosby Stills and Nash's Fair Game by a Motown artist called Mandre that makes explicit the funk or soul influence on the song.

I might post it a bit later.

bassbeyondreason
16-09-2008, 12:39 PM
Recently picked up the 12" of "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean and I can honestly say it's one of the most gorgeous records I've ever heard. Also amassed pretty much the entire George Benson catalogue in a local shop's "all the dead stock you can carry for a tenner" deal.

Am I the only person loving this completely unironically?

craner
16-09-2008, 12:57 PM
This is the thread for you, my friend!

Bang Diddley
16-09-2008, 01:25 PM
Recently picked up the 12" of "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean and I can honestly say it's one of the most gorgeous records I've ever heard. Also amassed pretty much the entire George Benson catalogue in a local shop's "all the dead stock you can carry for a tenner" deal.

Am I the only person loving this completely unironically?

People like this stuff in an ironic manner. I dont get it. Its not that bad it can only be enjoyed ironically. Youngsters nowadays. <Combs grey hair and sings Gimme the Night/>

DRMHCP
24-09-2008, 06:54 PM
[QUOTE=Bang Diddley;148226]People like this stuff in an ironic manner. I dont get it. Its not that bad it can only be enjoyed ironically. Youngsters nowadays.

Couldn't have said it better myself...
And to compare George Benson and Steely Dan with rubbish like Captain and Tenneille and Carly Simon is like including Kraftwerk and 2Unlimited in a "genre thread" because both acts are from Europe and used keyboards.

Obviously you have to be quite an old git (like me) to remember the London pirates (JFM, Solar, Horizon, pre-legal Kiss etc)before 1988 and George Benson (and even his more commercial albums always had some pretty serious club tackle hidden amongst the more commerical pop jazz-funk) was a staple of these - yes as late as 1987! I used to have the final Solar Radio day on tape (from 1986/87) with them playing all the classics and yes George featured heavily that day.
While Steely Dan/Donald Fagen were (excepting some of the Britfunk bands early Level 42 etc) about the only white band who you were ever likely to hear on the pre-house dance music pirates.
And as most of the movers and shakers from 1987/88 acid house had their roots in that old soul/funk/jazz scene and which provided the structure for it to take place it could be said without the likes of George Benson etc there'd have been no (British) house explosion and therefore probably no Dissensus to be being ironic about him on...

Oh and isn't it common knowledge that the only white "rock" acts that Black Americans went to see in significant numbers were Steely Dan/Michael MacDonald - so hardly the preserve of white rock execs...in fact with Steely Dan being one of the few rock bands with genuinely intelligent members i'd have thought they were a bit cerebral for some arch capitalist rock executive...

mms
24-09-2008, 09:51 PM
Recently picked up the 12" of "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean and I can honestly say it's one of the most gorgeous records I've ever heard. Also amassed pretty much the entire George Benson catalogue in a local shop's "all the dead stock you can carry for a tenner" deal.

Am I the only person loving this completely unironically?

nah that track 'living inside your love' by george benson is gangsta's choice :)

Bang Diddley
25-09-2008, 02:17 PM
And to compare George Benson and Steely Dan with rubbish like Captain and Tenneille and Carly Simon is like including Kraftwerk and 2Unlimited in a "genre thread" because both acts are from Europe and used keyboards.

And as most of the movers and shakers from 1987/88 acid house had their roots in that old soul/funk/jazz scene and which provided the structure for it to take

Oh and isn't it common knowledge that the only white "rock" acts that Black Americans went to see in significant numbers were Steely Dan/Michael MacDonald - so hardly the preserve of white rock execs...

Ya Mo Be There crew hold tight !!
Most Quincy Jones Production were brilliant at this time.
yes even Jugde Jules and David Pearce :rolleyes:

Bang Diddley
25-09-2008, 02:22 PM
nah that track 'living inside your love' by george benson is gangsta's choice :)

Al Jarreau's Morning for me

Morning Mr Shoe Shine man
Shining black and white and tan
Looked at my baby and everything is fine
Here in my mind

Ahhhh Shuuucks

craner
25-09-2008, 04:33 PM
Does the fact that this thread's got to page 4 mean we have an authentic genre yet?

bassbeyondreason
25-09-2008, 07:24 PM
Just checking I wasn't the earnest lamb among the irony wolves (too tired for a more original metaphor).

Never heard a Quincy Jones' production I didn't like, and those 80s Ashford and Simpson hits (Solid etc.)...fucking hell, perfect poise between dancefloor and yacht-deck.

But "Caribbean Queen"...well, I'm sure someone more blog-minded than me could spin those lyrics out into a heartfelt refusal of yuppie selfishness and conquest sexuality (no more love on the run....), and the "African Queen" version probably has some nice racial implications you could run with.
Get on it, blogosphere!

craner
25-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Page 5! I think that answers my question.

craner
25-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Quincy Jones' 'Ai No Corrida' is yacht-disco Royalty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Vi40fVC-0

scarboi
26-09-2008, 12:08 AM
The album that came off of "The Dude" is also about 60&#37; high quality, the rest sappy balads.

But yes, Quincy is the man. Check Body Heat and Smackwater Jack among his other solo albums.

Which reminds me, I still need to listen to that Patti Austin album I got months ago, the one he produced in the mid 80s.

Bang Diddley
26-09-2008, 08:31 AM
^^ Betcha Wouldnt Hurt Me is so good.

All about Quincy Jones and Nile Rodgers at that time, those basslines, slick productions.

craner
05-04-2009, 03:29 PM
No, no, no, this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yfe8EjSxUE) is the one.

craner
05-04-2009, 10:37 PM
Carly, again, truly doing a fucking yacht.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNZ0ClNhOyg

craner
05-04-2009, 10:38 PM
This video has, I must warn you, yacht-kids. If you want a UK version of this, head to Devon. It's like this down there.

craner
05-04-2009, 10:39 PM
From the great film Heartburn, of course.

Bang Diddley
06-04-2009, 10:02 AM
can it *get* anymore yacht ? (in chandler voice)

sax
voicebox
slapbass
that synth sound

jeff tyzik - jamming in manhatten

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craner
19-04-2009, 02:44 PM
If we consider Eric Clapton's 1989 album Journeyman, we may recognise the peak of yacht-blues.

craner
22-04-2009, 12:35 AM
Ambient Yachtness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAxXp4ZG4M


I like this, well....

michael
22-04-2009, 02:55 AM
What the hell's with that "Insy Binsy Spider" bit in that Carly Simon track? Bit of a shocker. Is that one of the ones Chic wrote?


There's a fair dose of contemporary stuff that could surely be considered neu-yacht. Anyone interested or is this about tucking into the oldies? As it were.

zhao
22-04-2009, 06:52 AM
a whole set of this kind of thing would go down a treat on an actual yacht gig:

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scarboi
22-04-2009, 08:28 AM
Except no one in their right mind is ever going to let me near their yacht.

I smell poor, I swear.

Doesn't matter how much 70% off Perry Ellis I wear I still work in a factory.


Check for Alphonso Johnson's Stump on his album Moonshadow.

I need to rip it and post it up here.

bb_rebozo
23-04-2009, 01:49 AM
If we consider Eric Clapton's 1989 album Journeyman, we may recognise the peak of yacht-blues.

true , from fuzztone-Cream-jazz into easy listening , what a career .

yacht-blues started more or less with the comeback of lsd-wrecked Peter Green in 1979 . (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9vBpnN9eJM)

@ topic

Narada Michael Walden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_-3ANGaf2M) , who used to show up as super-virtuoso-animal-drummer on Mahavishnu Orchestra's self-indulgent albums "Apocalypse" and "Visions of the Emerald Beyond" , became then sort of smart yacht-disco-composer on his solo productions and succeeded .

Agent Nucleus
23-04-2009, 05:39 AM
yacht 'n bass

slye
23-04-2009, 05:50 AM
a whole set of this kind of thing would go down a treat on an actual yacht gig:


No way! I was just looking up Mbilia Bel earlier today. Great, great stuff...

Steely Dan - Absolutely untouchable: Deacon Blues, Glamour Profession, The Fez (hell, the entirety of the Royal Scam lp for that matter)... top respect for this stuff, grew up loving it... not even a hint of irony there for me.

I nominate mid-period Deodato as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er_WxiAaE5s&feature=PlayList&p=8DE9294AD24026E5&index=0&playnext=1

I can't find the awesome Keep On Movin' track on youtube, but that's the one I really had in mind...

And of course Dexter Wansel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PctLKcvYLGk

michael
23-04-2009, 06:04 AM
Narada Michael Walden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_-3ANGaf2M) , who used to show up as super-virtuoso-animal-drummer on Mahavishnu Orchestra's self-indulgent albums "Apocalypse" and "Visions of the Emerald Beyond" , became then sort of smart yacht-disco-composer on his solo productions and succeeded .

Wow, I had no idea this guy went on to do all that pop production. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mNyHjPmFUU) Crazy.

Re: Deodato, I've got something like 7 of his LPs, each about 50c from dodgy Salvation Army op shops or whatever, and have to say they're generally absolutely hideous. Well, he commits a lot of the sins the kind of smooth, jazz-funk end of things gets accused of on a regular basis.

zhao
23-04-2009, 06:49 AM
yacht-step

zhao
23-04-2009, 06:53 AM
No way! I was just looking up Mbilia Bel earlier today. Great, great stuff...

pure sweetness and light... a better example of uninhibited and urgent musical celebration of life i can not think of.

this is the kind of thing which cuts through the irony in any crowd like a hot knife in butter, and all the cynicism just evaporates... well of course there will be the hopeless, beyond help cases i suppose.

and there is so much, so much great recordings out there along these lines.

michael
23-04-2009, 07:24 AM
Seems as "urgent" as the Carly Simon upthread, I guess.

zhao
23-04-2009, 09:18 AM
Seems as "urgent" as the Carly Simon upthread, I guess.

thank you editor, that was probably the one wrong word.

bb_rebozo
24-04-2009, 12:52 AM
...
Re: Deodato, I've got something like 7 of his LPs, each about 50c from dodgy Salvation Army op shops or whatever, and have to say they're generally absolutely hideous. Well, he commits a lot of the sins the kind of smooth, jazz-funk end of things gets accused of on a regular basis.
right , generally sucks , but Deodato's Zarathustra-thing is big time , should not have been missed at any yacht freak out .

bb_rebozo
24-04-2009, 01:17 AM
yacht drone

call me insane , but thin tanned dude Bowie nailed the first yacht blues/yacht disco fusion with "Let’s Dance" . sweaty balls-dirt Hendrix-licks courtesy by Stevie Ray Vaughn doesn’t really fit into slick programmed Nile Rogers-disco , but zowiebowie! , it works .

most probably produced by Quincy Jones and perfectly made for late nite yacht-business : Michael McDonald (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b-CJmYOL-U)


Of course Robert Palmer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6gLOJm_Swk) sounds right , looks like young William Shatner in pre-Star Trek days , and definitely goes down yacht .

slye
27-04-2009, 07:07 PM
yacht drone

call me insane , but thin tanned dude Bowie nailed the first yacht blues/yacht disco fusion with "Letís Dance" . sweaty balls-dirt Hendrix-licks courtesy by Stevie Ray Vaughn doesnít really fit into slick programmed Nile Rogers-disco , but zowiebowie! , it works .

Yeah good call. Also the one from Cat People off the same album, and then Stay and Secret Life of Arabia.


most probably produced by Quincy Jones and perfectly made for late nite yacht-business : Michael McDonald (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b-CJmYOL-U)

Yeah for sure. Michael McDonald is cool.

craner
27-04-2009, 08:17 PM
'Secret Life of Arabia' is not yacht, in the way that 'Road to Hell Parts 1 & 2' is not yacht. No value judgment here, but lets keep the definition clear.

slye
27-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Yeah sorry. After thinking about it, that tune might not fit the bill.

bb_rebozo
28-04-2009, 01:20 AM
i am a sucker for Herb Alpertís trumpet in "Rise" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ennMD1fPtXA) , same yacht quality as the sax in "Baker Street" .

Hall & Oates are without any doubt aspirants for the yacht catalogue , but i am not sure which track would fit . "Method of Modern Love" ?

bassbeyondreason
28-04-2009, 01:41 AM
The Jellybean Benitez remix of "Say it Isn't So" is my H&O yacht pick.

polystyle desu
28-04-2009, 04:37 AM
Neither is "Stay" from Station To Station deserving of nomination.
Come on , you already have plenty !
:)

Now "Secret Life" - that's a cut well worthy of skipping forever .
Filler, pure and simple.

craner
28-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Ha ha, you got there in the end!

craner
28-04-2009, 12:09 PM
Surely Let's Dance is the only true yacht-Bowie.

polystyle desu
28-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Ha ha, you got there in the end!

Posted too late at night !

slye
30-04-2009, 05:38 AM
Now "Secret Life" - that's a cut well worthy of skipping forever .
Filler, pure and simple.

I know everyone hates Secret Life, but I disagree. I think it's a blindingly surreal tronik-disco track... and I play it on my yacht all the time! ;)

carlos
30-04-2009, 03:42 PM
how about some mid 70s Lalo Schifrin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EZ9gNezZX8

scarboi
19-05-2009, 09:16 AM
Anyone ever give the Jeff Beck album Flash a listen?


Its produced by Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker, and Jan Hammer plays on it.


Check for Night After Night, hell the whole album has to be heard to be believed.


Such a bizarre combination of rock royalty and dance royalty.

polystyle desu
19-05-2009, 02:47 PM
I know everyone hates Secret Life, but I disagree. I think it's a blindingly surreal tronik-disco track... and I play it on my yacht all the time! ;)

Ok , I'll give you 'surreal' re: "Secret Life" and anyway , it's your yacht.
:)

Carlos - Lalo S - he did some great period pieces.

luka
19-05-2009, 02:50 PM
my yacht is terribly large and named
Corporate Endeavour
welcome aboard

scarboi
19-05-2009, 05:54 PM
http://matrix-yachts.com/edit/images/26.jpg

I'm saving up for one of these, they charter for the low low price of 42,000 dollars a week.

I'm sure my great grandchildren will enjoy their 3 hour cruise.

scarboi
29-05-2009, 06:34 AM
Could this be contemporary yacht ish?

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=186507

Particularly the TieDye remix. Check it out on his Myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/dothetiedye

Fer chrissakes its got sampled waves and seagulls in it!

craner
30-05-2009, 06:06 PM
Roxy - Flesh + Blood, Avalon
George Benson - Give me the night, 20/20, In Your Eyes
Steely Dan - Aja
Chris Rea - On the Beach, 'Josephine'
The works of Billy Ocean
Carly Simon - 'You belong to me', something from Heartburn ...
Quincy Jones - The Dude
Chic - 'Savoir faire'

Is this the accepted central yacht-disco canon, then?

It doesn't seem to add up to much. There's got to be loads of really obvious stuff we're missing.

craner
30-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Hall & Oates - h2o, Big Bam Boom

scarboi
02-06-2009, 05:29 PM
I think you might need to throw Gaucho in there with Aja.

Perhaps the Doobie Brothers Living On The Fault Line as well?

That might be more sophisticated funk / yacht crossover, but to my ears it fits.


Oh yeah, the first Michael McDonald album as well.

If Thats What It Takes.


How about any of the solo Ferry or Manzanera albums?

Like Boys and Girls (Nile Rodgers again) or Primitive Guitars?

scarboi
02-06-2009, 05:43 PM
Or Toto?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT_3PEjnsE

Totally forgot about Africa, they played on Thriller as well.

scarboi
06-04-2010, 06:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3lYRvpo74Y

I've decided that Balearic is pretty much what I wanted this stuff to be.


It opens up a whole world of hippie light jazz.

hint
06-04-2010, 10:57 AM
Phased percussion, like the sea washing up over pebbles.
Distant mysterious voices, like the Sirens luring unsuspecting yachtsmen onto the rocks.
A thousand fingered man would be pretty useful on a yacht I think. Good for tying knots and the like.

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mms
06-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Phased percussion, like the sea washing up over pebbles.
Distant mysterious voices, like the Sirens luring unsuspecting yachtsmen onto the rocks.
A thousand fingered man would be pretty useful on a yacht I think. Good for tying knots and the like.

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i fucking love this record it's gorgeous.

craner
10-04-2012, 03:16 PM
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FERRY, 'Don't stop the dance (special extended remix)'

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y6SkJ7YH2fY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Yasuko Agawa, 'LA Nights'

craner
10-04-2012, 03:20 PM
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Pat Benatar, 'Love is a battlefield (Extended version)'

This is more like Jet Ski-disco, really.

Bang Diddley
11-04-2012, 08:54 AM
Al Jarreau to thread.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKnwDMW8jcY

Bang Diddley
11-04-2012, 09:01 AM
Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme as the sun sets on the sea and you can't sleep due to excessive drugs and alcohol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UmOY6ek_Y4