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#325 – Robbie Dupree – Steal Away & Nile Rodgers

The musical landscape of the of early 1980’s was an unique one.  Disco had died down, yet MTV hadn’t quite taken hold yet.  The charts were ruled by mellow recordings full of lush arrangements.  Now, years later, this style of music is being called Yacht Rock.

One such artist having hits back then was Robbie Dupree, who hit #6 on the Billboard charts in 1980 with “Steal Away.”  Then, a few months later, found himself back in the Top 20 with “Hot Rod Hearts.”  Blixa Sounds is issuing for the first time on CD, the first two albums from Robbie Dupree, remastered, and featuring bonus tracks.

We talk the crazy events that got him signed to Elektra, playing in an early band with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and earning a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

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