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Ah yeah, this is the topic the music folder was invented for!

Larrydavidsanger, imo The Doobie Brothers are the quintessential yacht rock band.

Right then, where to start? I think i'll go for a bit of Boz Scaggs to kick things off:

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Ah yeah, this is the topic the music folder was invented for!

Larrydavidsanger, imo The Doobie Brothers are the quintessential yacht rock band.

Right then, where to start? I think i'll go for a bit of Boz Scaggs to kick things off:

Oh, dopeness. That's been sampled in one of MF Doom's instrumentals.

Is Yacht Rock pretty much another name for blue-eyed soul?

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Is Yacht Rock pretty much another name for blue-eyed soul?

Although I think there is some crossover between the genres there is a difference, i'd say people like Bobby Caldwell and Average White band are much more blue-eyed soul whereas Yacht Rock is more bands like The Eagles, Chicago etc.

But I think it is a very open term and can encompass any artist you'd play on your own personal yacht while sipping on a Martini.

I'll try and do a list when i'm not so busy at work.

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Can you put Christopher Cross in there? I think I just did.

I watched 'Arthur' tonight for the first time in my life in honour of this thread. 'Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)' is like a Yacht Rock bookend to that movie.

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As I've already posted, most Steely Dan is Yacht Rock, but I'm posting a link to this one just on the off chance someone hasn't heard it before, and if you strain your ears you can hear Michael McDonald's amazing backing vocals soaring through the crappy youtube quality.

Bad Sneakers

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