Tag Archives: Jazz

Some early 80s jazz pop for the weekend

This week we have two cool jazz/pop tracks from 1982.
The first is from Steely Dan member Donald Fagen from his massively popular solo debut album “The Nightfly”.

I.G.Y (International Geophysical Year) (“What a Beautiful World”) by Donald Fagen
(Uploaded to Youtube by SolsburyHill22)

Next we have British band Imagination who had a string of hits in the early 80s with their slow beat, piano led tracks fronted by Leee John’s distinctive vocals. This is the title track from their second album.

“In The Heat Of The Night” by Imagination
(Uploaded to Youtube by Ahmed Essa)

Some 80s cool jazz/R&B for the weekend

This week it’s two very cool jazz/RnB tracks from 1985

First up it’s “Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)” by Loose Ends
(Uploaded to Youtube by Paulinebotello559)

Next it’s “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade
(Uploaded to Youtube by Lu’Q Y)

Some early 80s cool jazz/soul for the weekend

This week it’s two early 1980s cool soul/jazz grooves from two very cool vocalists.
Chill out to these!

“Rio de Janeiro Blue” by Randy Crawford 1981
(Uploaded to Youtube by Rebel Songbird)

“Hold Me Tighter In The Rain” by Billy Griffin 1982
(Uploaded to Youtube by Fastflyer2007)