Smooth Groovers Review: S4:Ep16

Welcome to the latest Episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.
Season 4, episode 16, hence: SG4-16.

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The Rippingtons
From their latest entitled, Modern Art.  The CD is simply too good! So we’ve played another ace track

Walter Beasley
With a wonderful tribute to George Duke. We’re sure that you will notice the hot influence as soon as you start tapping your feet or dancing or both! Walter is also professor of music at the Berklee College of Music, the same establishment where he studied, a super saxophonist with two decades of making gr8 music.

Sammy Morales – Forbidden Love
(Track listing Approved by Artist)
From his Myspace page we read, Sammy Singer/Songwriter, a contemporary soul artist Sammy Morales was born in Los Angeles where he showed early talent as a singer. He grew up listening to Soul and Jazz music and is considered a man of many talents. In addition to his accomplishments as a vocalist; this multi-talented performer also plays piano, drums. He studied piano with Jazz pianist-composer Mark Massey and studied drums under Oscar winning Murray Spivack, who is considered one of the master teachers. Sammy has played with various straight ahead Jazz and latin Jazz groups and enjoys performing with varieties of musical ensembles. A true musician and a singer.


Ray Charles and Diana Krall
From the 2004 CD Genius loves company. NB You have to check out the awesome trumpet solo halfway through the track

A great track from the  Ohio-based soul group, who did a lot of work with the highly  successful song writing and production duo, Gamble & Huff, at Philadelphia International Records. They had major pop hit with  Back Stabbers, an unforgettable song from 1972, ….and a few more hits and a few years later they had this one.

Watching the recent BET awards held in the US, we noticed the Ojay’s received a lifetime achievement award – Well deserved guys!


Gerald Albright
Gerald’s contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. Indeed, Gerald was one of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at President Clinton’s inauguration.

Keiko Matsui
Here is an artist whose music Prof’s been wanting to play for a long time but every time Prof put her CDs on the player, he just sits back and ends up listening to all of it. The result, he is simply unable to make as choice as all the tracks are just amazing!

Keiko is an internationally acclaimed smooth jazz/new age keyboardist and composer whose career spans three decades,

Fourplay & Michael McDonald
Yes a Stevie Wonder track but wonderfully interpreted. Interestingly, this is one of the bonus tracks from Michael’s CD entitled Motown. The Guitar work by Larry Carlton is simply outstanding, approx a minute towards the end. You can also enjoy the great rthymn maintained by Harvey Mason, Nathan East & Mr Bob James!

RamseyLewis and EWF
This is a real gem of an oldie, a title track from a Ramsey Lewis album of 1974. Joining up with Earth Wind and Fire to produce this awesome track.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009) – RIP
The Final Track for this show is a beautiful song from an album from 1975 called ‘Forever, Michael’. As a Tribute to Michael Jackson and a follow up to the very special episode by Dr Groove; here is the King Of Pop and a song that was released as a single in 1981 and reached number 1 in the UK charts,…. and perhaps it will again. We will always remember him for his music and spirit of giving to charities.


Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for recently getting us in the Top 100 itunes podcasts.
In addition, THANK YOU i-tunes Podcast team for selecting us on the first page of the featured podcasts.

Best of Love

Dr Groove and Professor Smooth

BTW, Dr Groove just finished (25th (100miles) to 26th July(30miles) ) 130 miles cycling challenge for Richard House Hospice.
Nice one for his legs too, ouch!

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