Smooth Groovers Podcast – S2:Ep15 – A Virtual concert

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.

You can listen from i-tunes, Podfeed or by clicking on the play button below:


This week, a special show with newies, myspace, featured artist, desert island groove or oldies! Instead, consider this week’s show as a virtual gig. What? Well, it was an idea that we had from a few years back when someone asked, ‘Who would you get for your personal concert’?

Professor has done an ace job on ensuring seamlessness…

So, sit back and imagine on this virtual concert having…


EARTH WIND AND FIRE – & – The band formed in Chicago, in 1969 and led by Maurice White. EWF have received twenty Grammy Award nominations, having won six. They had many hits such as Shining Star, September, Let’s Groove, and Fantasy.

CASIOPEA – This Live version is from Their Live CD of 1985. Professor and I saw them Live at the Hammersmith Odeon in West London, they were really loud and peaking beyond expectations.

PAT METHENEY – – Check out the live double 1982 album  called Travels. Released on CD in 1986.

KOOL & THE GANG – – This track was recorded Live @ the Ranbow Theatre in London

CRUSADERS with Josie James – Burning up the Carnival. The Double album was  released in 1981, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

THE HEATH BROTHERS – from the 1979 album ‘Live At The Public Theatre’’ which recieved a grammy nomination in 1980. The Jazz group formed in 1975 by brothers Jimmy (tenor saxophone), Percy (bass), and Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums) and pianist Stanley Cowell.

DAVID SANBORN – This track appeared on his Heart To Heart Album released in 1978, and on CD in 1990. This Live version is from the Album ”Casino Lights: Live At Montreux” recorded live at Montreux, Switzerland in 1982. The CD version came out in 1989 or 1990

GEORGE BENSON – and http:// George started his recording career began at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist.

CHUCK MANGIONE – From the Live at the Hollywood Bowl album.

Finally, THE RIPPINGTONS – featuring Russ Freeman – From an event that was recorded live over two evenings in September of 1992. All songs composed and arranged by Russ Freeman. If you type ‘Rippingtons into ‘Youtube’ into their search engine you should find your way to some live videos. In addition, to celebrate their twenty years together, the Rippingtons have released , a CD with a DVD included, featuring a colourful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. Its called the Rippingtons 20th Anniversary . Please read all about it on at their myspace page –

Here are a few live gems…

The title of the following video suggests, ‘Happy Feelings’. However, it is actually, ‘You’, the title track from the Live in New Orleans album:

Check out the awesome Casiopea:

We hoped you liked this special show and would really love and value your feedback.

Until next time – All the best from the team at Smooth Groovers.
Keep in touch and Thanks for taking part in the podcast revolution.

2 thoughts on “Smooth Groovers Podcast – S2:Ep15 – A Virtual concert

  1. A bit blown away I need to thank you soo much for this amazing show. A great idea to present it as a virtual concert, I could really feel the athmophere. And as in all your shows it had all the right ingredients – something old – something new – some favorites and some favorites I didn’t even know I had:)) The best part is of course the fact that I can go to this concert over and over again. Next time I will bring my friends!

    Keep up the fabulous work!

    Love, Hilde

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