Welcome to another exciting episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.
Back to our original format after the previous episode’s virtual gig.
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In this week’s Newies Section we have:
Gym Class Heroes from their CD As Cruel As School Children
Cascada – Another You from their CD Everytime we touch.
NB A very clubby CD but also with some nice slowies – like this one. The Doc’s knows a Body pump instructor who plays one of the popular club tracks from this CD called Miracle.
Paul Brown from his new CD entitled White Sand. Be sure to catch-up with Paul at his website: http://www.paulbrownjazz.com/
This week’s Myspace Artist section includes:
James Reeno – Mystified http://www.myspace.com/reenofunk. We also featured James previously with his version of Kool & The Gang’s, Summer Madness.
SherelleCarySmith – Do What You Love. Be sure to check her out at: www.sherellecarysmith.com and www.myspace.com/sherellecarysmith This track appears on her CD ‘Do what you love’ available from CD baby where the album has some great reviews.
Blue Soul Groove – featuring guitarist Neil Warden, with the help of a few guest musicians. Based in Edinburgh, Neil is best known for his work over many years with Scottish blues singer Tam White. It is great that his awesome sound is now heard all across the Internet and this has catapulted him on to lots of radio playlists alongside personal heroes including George Benson, David Sanborn and Hubert Laws.
This week’s Featured Artist is The Brand New Heavies (BNH) –
The BNH’s are Simon Bartholomew, Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy. And since October 2005 N’Dea Davenport has been back with the group! Find out more at: www.thebrandnewheavies.net
The tracks features are from:
– Brother Sister (1994), the highly acclaimed platinum seller
NB This latter track is a cover version of the David Nichtern song made very popular by singer, Maria Muldaur in 1974
– Shelter (1997).
If you don’t have any BNH cd’s check out ‘Trunk Funk’
We Thank Mz Dimplez for her Desert Island Groove – A great classic from Billy Paul (www.myspace.com/billypaulmusic) This great soul classic was originally released in 1972 and is on the album ‘360 Degrees of Billy Paul’ and was written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff (songwriters and producers) have between them clocked up over 170 gold and platinum records and pioneered the Philadelphia soul sound! Wow!
Finally, in our Oldies section we feature:
Jeff Kashiwa from the CD Another Door Opens
Crown Heights Affair – From Brooklyn, New York, a band formed in the early 70s comes a Jazz-Funk Classic from their 1976 Album – Do it your Way. You might remember tracks like Galaxy of Love and Use your Body & Soul, both big hits.
Paprika Soul – devised by Andy Spiller and Alan Barnes . Andy Spiller has worked with the Lighthouse Family, Mark Morrison,Dina Carrol and others. We also noticed the name of the bass player PHIL MULFORD, who we met at a gig in Feb 2007, and he gave us a superb Desert Island Groove in Season 2 Episode11.
At the end of the show we have a lots of shout-outs – Thanks to everyone who has written to us and all their encouragement.
Thanks again to all the Myspace artists for their permission and support too.
Until next time Take care…
Dr, Prof & Master…