Tag Archives: Yacht Rock

#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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#191 – John Hall & Robbie Dupree – Sail Rock Tour

Sail Rock 2013 is coming to a town near you.  Exploring the mellow side of late Seventies and early Eighties rock.  Featuring Christopher Cross, Orleans, Gary Wright, Firefall, John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree and Player, the show is full of familiar favorites.  Icon Fetch talks with John Hall of Orleans about writing a song for Janis Joplin, the success of their biggest hit, “Still the One,” and his experiences as a US House of Representative.  We also chat with Robbie Dupree, who reminisces about being in a band with Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, the experience of his hit “Steal Away,” and hosting a radio show which airs overseas.