Smooth Groovers Review – Season 4 – Episode 10

Welcome to the latest Episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.
Season 4, episode 10, hence: SG4-10.

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In the fresh batch

First up, Mano Reza with Blue Minor 7th
The genesis of this project was the discovery by the composer of an album called Nuyorican Soul. The album features great music by several artists and captured the imagination of Mano Reza upon first listen. Starting from this first inspiration, Mano Reza began to compose an album that would eventually embody the influence of several artists including: Herbie Handcock, Paul Hardcastle, The Brand New Heavies, Carlos Santana, Incognito and others.
(Track listing approved by artist)

GTF with Daybreak from their debut CD entitled, Always. GTF are George and Tracy Franklin. Reading the words from, they are described as ‘Melodic, contemporary jazz/R&B with a soulful groove’.
(Track listing approved by artist)

Joel Holmes with Maiden Voyage
Joel Holmes began teaching himself tunes by ear at age four. His family soon moved from Virginia to Baltimore so that he could attend the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts.

Over the years, Joel has received numerous honours including a gold medal in the Act-so competition of the NAACP, and honourable mention in the John Lennon Song writing Competition, a finalist in the fifth annual Independent Music Awards and an honorable mention in the VH1 Song of the Year Awards.
(Track listing approved by artist)

Daniel Domenge with Influences.
Patchwork is the name of his exiting new album. We also featured the track Nonchalance a few weeks back.
(Track listing approved by artist)

This week’s Soul Sensation Segment features:

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly from the 1989 LP Silky Soul. From their website we read that the sound is distinctive, passionate, creative, original, soulful, honest and powerful. For nearly thirty years Frankie Beverly and Maze have created a unique sound and become one of the most influential groups in modern history.

Stylistics – This track is a is the seriously smooth, special, sweet, successful and soulful sound of a group that had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic in the 70s.

This week’s Bring in Back Segment includes:

George Duke
Bob James
and we close the show with:
Soul Ascendants from the Buddha Bar II – Party CD

We return in time (pardon the pun as a certain pre-quel to ST is just around the corner!) for the Stellar Funk special as early as next week!

Yo! Beam us up !

Dr Groove and Professor Smooth

PS Thanks to Garry Parker, a regular listener for bringing us to the attention of this wonderful video he found and thought we could enjoy:

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