Taking a side step out of the usual Late Night Tales timeline, Tom Findlay
from Groove Armada presents a special Music For Pleasure selection of some of the finest soulful pop music of the 70s and early 80s. Press play and suddenly life somehow feels so much better. The sun is shining because it always does round here. In your mind, you are roller-skating down Venice Beach, the breeze gently kissing your blonde hair. You live in an apartment up in Laurel Canyon. Life has never been better. Although California plays an obvious role, itʼs not just the Pacific Coast representing here. Weʼve got some Scots, a Yorkshireman, some Brummies; but as the saying goes “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” This legend has been compiled with some love by Tom Findlay from Groove Armada. As part of Groove Armada, heʼs had Grammy-nominated singles (ʻSuperstylinʼ), and started the Lovebox festival in London. With Tim Hutton heʼs one half of Sugar Daddy who are responsible for the rather tasty cover of Aceʼs ʻ
How Longʼ here. Also present and correct are Steve Miller Band with ʻFly Like An Eagleʼ, ʻWork To Doʼ by Average White Band, Michael McDonald weighs in with ʻI Keep Forgettinʼʼ, while thereʼs room for a special Balearic edit of 10cc's ʻIʼm Not In Loveʼ. The summerʼs coming and Music For Pleasure has merely accelerated its
arrival. Let your hair down. Slip on your blue jeans and cowboy shirt. Make yourself at home by the pool. Shake up a cocktail and stick this on the sound system. Lay back and think of Laurel Canyon.
Vinyl Album With Bonus CD and cover art print
1 Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman
2 Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People
3 Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
4 Toto - Georgy Porgy
5 Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
1 Player - Baby Come Back
2 Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
3 Ned Doheny - Get It Up For Love
4 Average White Band - Work To Do
1 Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
2 Sugardaddy - How Long (Exclusive Ace Cover Version)
3 Gerry Rafferty - Get It Right Next Time
4 Doobie Brothers - It Keeps You Runnin'
1 Bread - Guitar Man
2 Hall & Oates - I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man)
3 Todd Rundgren - Be Nice To Me
4 10cc - Im Not In Love