Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sgt. Abbey Road, Feb 1, 2021.
I like soft Bread
Definitely not The Carpenters.
I could Sleep Walk to Santo & Johnny though, and I love The Velvet Underground.
Bernie Nerow (Peter Nero)
Pretty much any recording of Clair De Lune
If you haven't heard Tomita's in surround, you haven't lived.
There are too many for me to mention off the top of my head, but this is one of my all-time favorites:
I have a soft spot for 70's soft rock--- everything from Bread and The Carpenters to Firefall and America to one-offs like "Wildfire".
But only a few tracks from each act. Never could get through a complete album by any of them.
Definitely The Carpenters. When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I used to mock them because they didn’t “rock.” I was an idiot back then.
Some others I like:
Olivia Newton-John (her early country pop stuff)
Simon & Garfunkel
The one and only Blossom Dearie.
I took my wife to see this band perform for her birthday...6 years ago. While it was kind of a gag - I was amazed how many songs I knew, and the ones I had liked...I still liked
My father said there used to be a bit of a sweaty mosh pit whenever Herb Alpert & the TJB came on at parties in the early 60s. I am partial to Herb's "This Guy's in Love with You" on a promo sampler for Rhino's Bacharach-David boxed set. It's a soothing song in a perfectly mellow collection.
The Carpenters #1
These are my favourite soft rock/pop albums:
One of my favorite soft albums is ‘Mid Air’ (2012) by Paul Buchanan (from The Blue Nile).
It went completely under the radar. Here’s the title song:
I don't want to say that any of the acts I like are soft (though many of them undoubtedly) are, 'cause they might come round and beat me up to prove that they're not.
Petula Clark. jazzmeia. Donald Shirley. Marian Montgomery.
or perhaps The Crust-Teenies?
Not my usual style, but easily in my Top 5 albums.
Some of my earliest music memories are of the golden age of 70's AM radio with plenty of soft stuff and pop I reckon. I like Bread, Seals & Crofts, America, Jim Croce and a veritable boatload of one off-radio gems like Brandy, for instance.
The smooth sounds of Mickey Gilley
Yes, you are right. It’s the blueprint for all singer-songwriter albums and a real masterpiece!
Not going to name the artists but I like me some yacht rock every now and then, just to change things up.
Not sure if you've listened to Blue Sky - Night Thunder in its entirety yet, but if not then give it a try.... it's a good album.
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