Probably the most boiling period in terms of creativity, the 70’s saw an endless flow of musicians from varied horizons contributing to the history of the contemporary groove. Among them, countless Californian acts, artists, beginning with bassist Walter Becker and keyboardist/singer Donald Fagen who would give birth to Steely Dan. The opening cut to their 1972 released debut album, ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’, this timeless jazzy jewel standing fresh as day#1. Covered among many others by Eumir Deodato, but also American Disco-Funk band Rhythm Heritage, best known for their 1976 US #1 single ‘Theme from ‘S.W.A.T.’, then later on, Spaghetti House studio act Clubhouse. A song, the architecture of which might pretty well have influenced Sade and her producer, Robin Millar, when they recorded ‘Smooth Operator’, don’t you think???