It’s the holiday-times so I’m going with some of my more favorite good-mood relaxing tracks. This one in particular was played for me by a friend while we were on an amazing vacation earlier in the year, certainly one of the highlights of 2011 for me.

This one is from Maze, one of Marvin Gaye’s opening acts who released this classic album in 1977. They’re more well known for “Joy and Pain“, or rather, for when Rob Base sampled it wholesale for a song of the same name. Not that I begrudge Mr. Base – he’s living well on “It Takes Two” downloads sold during weddings after some white zin.