Hey, did you know that the Steve Miller Band has had two Top 40 R&B hits in their career? They don’t immediately come to mind when I think of R&B radio but, once you know the two songs they charted with, it makes sense. In 1977 the band reached #20 on the Billboard R&B charts with “Fly Like An Eagle”. Ahhhh, see? That one rings a bell, right? Then in 1982, the band returned to the R&B charts peaking at #26 with “Abracadabra”, a song that is said to have been inspired by Diana Ross whom Miller had met and performed with in the 60s. Just a little useless trivia to round out your day… As far as “Shangri-La” goes, it came from Miller’s 1984 album ‘Italian X Rays’ and fared poorly on the charts (it didn’t enter the R&B charts). It’s not one of Miller’s more well-known songs, at least not to me. I picked this record up years after its release due to the remixer credits which belong to Francois Kevorkian and Jay Mark.
Label: Capitol Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
The A Side:
Shangri-La (Extended Club Mix) 7:28
Shangri-La (Single Version) 3:59
The B Side:
Shangri-La (Dub Version) 5:30
The Billboard Charts:
||Wks on Chart
password is: funwithvinyl
Follow Fun With Vinyl on Facebook for “Today in Music” and “Ads From the Past” posts!
If you enjoyed today’s post, please click the Like button! Thank you.
Shop Amazon. Support Fun With Vinyl:
The Fun With Vinyl blog is an Amazon Affiliate. You can support the work done here at FWV by shopping at Amazon through this affiliate link. The blog receives a percentage of all sales made through this link and it doesn’t cost you anything extra when ordering your items. Thank you for your support.
Enjoy and get it on!
Both comments and pings are currently closed.