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A compilation of classic AOR ('adult orientated rock', although we detect more of a starboard lean towards yacht rock) tracks that have been sampled by some of hip hop’s finest, such as Biz Markie, 2Pac, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy…This is a compilation of those original AOR tracks, and features major artists including Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Toto, Kenny Loggins, ELO and more.

“What possible appeal could AOR have for the street wise hip-hop producer? Well for a start these records were very common. Many sold in their millions, and even those that didn’t, at a time when the record industry was in very rude health were pressed in great numbers. If you were an impoverished would be hip hop producer they would be available for cents in thrift stores and other repositories of vinyl ephemera. Once they had bought the record they were in for a surprise. These records could contain a hell of a lot of soul.”


Side 1
1. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
2. Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
3. Joe Cocker - Woman To Woman
4. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

Side 2
1. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin (Every Time You're Near)
2. Christopher Cross - Sailing
3. Kenny Loggins - This Is It
4. George Benson - Give Me The Night

Side 3
1. Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
2. Toto - Africa
3. Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 3)
4. Seals And Crofts - Summer Breeze

Side 4
1. The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute
2. Rickie Lee Jones - Company
3. Michael Franks - Mr. Blue
4. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope

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