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Boat Floaters - May 2022

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May’s 34-track Meet Bernard playlist, Boat Floaters, is flirty, fun, and at times downright frisky. And why not? Summer’s around the corner. Parties are being planned. And there is much joviality and dancing within touching distance. The question, prompted by The Jones Girls, is will your dance turn into a romance?

The selection begins off slowly with Shira Small’s beautiful tune My Life’s All Right, from 1976. Then Quarteto Em Cy’s Tudo Voce Podia Ser – the best track on Gilles Peterson in Brazil? – goes up a gear. Next comes my fave new find of the month is Susan Cadogan’s Do It Baby, which starts: “Nice and easy, ooh how you tease me … Nice and spicy, come on: entice me.”

There’s plenty of new stuff, from Jerry Paper, Kit Sebastian, Lady Wray, Soul Supreme, and others. And I couldn’t help but include, late on, one of my all-time Boat Floaters: John Klemmer’s Free Soul. I’ve successfully requested this track to be played at Peterson’s Worldwide Festival on the south coast of France. It certainly goes well with sand between your toes, a plastic wine glass in your hand, and a grin on your face. I’m getting in the mood. See you on the beach soon, yeah?

Thanks for your support.

Yours in music,

Ollie (Boat Floaters)

Listen to May’s Boat Floaters here.

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