Having just released his latest, self-titled album, American singer-songwriter Max Jury now invites you to sail away with him via playlist of yacht rock. Life jackets on...
Boz Scaggs – Hard Times "This is the song that started my love affair with yacht rock. My dad used to play it all the time and I would be like "Dad, this is so lame, I only like lo fi bands" But then one day it clicked. Boz has an incredible vocal range and his new stuff is cool too - it has an Al Green production vibe."
Nino Ferrer – Looking For You "Even the French got in on it! More songs should have the sound of cars passing by as an intro. And the album art is beyond great."
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude Will Tell You "Great band. The lyrics are deceptively well crafted and deep."
Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks – Whenever I Call You Friend "I love the first bit, so angelic. My roommate just asked me what the hell I was playing."
Ned Doheny – If You Should Fall "This guy should have been massive. His entire first album Hard Candy is fire!"
Hall & Oates – Had I Known You Better Then "Going deep into the Hall & Oates discog with this one. So smooth. So sexy."
10cc – I'm Not In Love "An obvious choice – but it's timeless. The backing vocals are so lush, I reference them quite often in the studio."
Ben Sidran – Hey Hey Baby "A notable session and touring musician who played with all the greats. This is from 4th solo record. Adventurous stuff if ya ask me!"
The Sons Of Champlin – Love Of A Woman "Maybe a little early for yacht rock. Proto yacht rock if you will. Bill Champlin went on to join Chicago in the 70s. But this song still has a bit of the free spirit/ blues rock undertones of the 60s."
Doobie Brothers ~ What A fool Believes "The holy grail. Words can't do it justice. Thanks for letting me make this playlist!"
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