Smooth Groovers Podcast – Season 2 – Episode 22

Welcome to another episode of the Smooth Groovers Licensed Review.

We’re back together again!

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


In this Episode’s Newies section we feature:

Katharine McPhee
Katharine Hope McPhee is an American pop singer and actress who was the runner-up to Taylor Hicks on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006. She lists Whitney Houston and Brian McKnight as her favorite artists – Matching some of our fav’s too!
Please check out her video here.

Vesta (featuring Vanessa Williams too) – from the new CD entitled, ‘Overjoyed a celebration of Stevie Wonder’

Bliss– In our view a tremendous feel good factor song. Blissful Music are Lucinda Drayton and Andrew Blissett. Together they make up one of the most exciting and creative musical partnerships in the uk today. Lucinda and Andy wrote the number one Hit ‘The Real Thing’ with Toni Di Bart in 1994. Their own debut album ‘Suicidal Angel’ received Radio One airplay and a four star Q review. Recently Sinead O’Connor covered the well loved Blissful song ‘A Hundred Thousand Angels’ from their best selling album of the same name. Blissful Music’s current albums sell all over the world with little press or publicity. The quality of their work ensures that it spreads by word of mouth as more and more people find out about them.

For the featured Myspace Artist section we are honored to feature:

Aziza with Do Re Mi. Please visit her at her Myspace site.
Aziza’s influences include: Tania Maria, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Earth, Wind & Fire. Aziza calls her style of original compositions JAZZSOETRY which is as the word implies, the combination of jazz, soul and poetry. Aziza has worked with great artists like Ahmad Jamal, Tommy Turrentine. Marlena Shaw, Marvin Hamlisch, Freda Payne, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloris Gaynor and the God father of Soul James Brown – & many others. Aziza’s cd entitled ‘Jazzsoetry’ is currently available at and a link is provided on her myspace page and website.

Rhonda Thomas – Just A Phase. Please visit her at her Myspace account.
Rhonda’s influences include: Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, Richard Bona, Phyllis Hyman, Take 6, Melonie Daniels, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Miles Davis, Parliment / Funkadelic, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Mint Condition, Billie Holiday and Incognito. This track is from Rhonda’s CD Breath New Life. Please visit her website from where you are only a couple of mouse clicks away from reading some wonderful comments by Isaac Hayes, for whom she has been peforming back up vocals for several years. It was a real pleasure it was to meet Rhonda at the recent Isaac Hayes concert in London.

Rhonda has also performed with other great artists including Roy Ayers , Luther Vandross and Incognito. Rhonda is also a member of the band Jiva.

This month’s featured artist is Chris Botti.

Our Desert Island Groove is from Noel McCoy .
It is a wonderful choice sung by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack

Here is a recent version / interpretation with Roberta Flack…

This Episode’s Oldies are from:

Fourplay (see also: )
Ray Obeido
The Jacksons and
Greg Adams

Many Thanks to all those that have purchased merchandise to keep the podcast going!
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Thanks also to everyone who has written to us, your encouragement is deeply appreciated and valued.

Love, Doctor, Professor & Master…

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