Welcome to the latest Episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.
Season 4, episode 8, hence: SG4-8.
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In the fresh batch we have:
Beady Belle and Jamie Cullum
This is a request from one of our wonderful friends, Hilde.
This is a duet with Jamie Cullum and the lead singer Beate Leche from the Norwegian band Beady. From their website we learn that Beady Belle has played over 215 concerts in 115 cities in 25 countries!
Ava Lemert – Kiss You.
(Track listing Approved by Artist)
From her website Bio section we learn that: She began her musical education in the 4th grade by singing in the Barranca School choir, but wanted badly to start playing an instrument and the summer before 5th grade, her father, bought Ava a clarinet. Before she could read music, Ava was belting out “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “Frankie and Johnnie” and other tunes, inspired by Benny Goodman and gave “concerts” to the delight of her family at home. She was fascinated with the saxophone, but was encouraged to start on the clarinet. In 5th grade, she entered a song composed on the guitar to a State-wide contest, she received an honourable mention, but the bug to create music had bitten!
In the Soul Sensation Segment we have:
Michael MacDonald and Ray Charles
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his stage name Ray Charles, was a singer, arranger, band leader, and songwriter who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. He brought a soulful sound to country music and pop standards. Interestingly, in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Ray Charles number ten on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They also voted him number two on their November 2008 list of The100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Soul II Soul
This London based band emerged in the late eighties with an album called “Club Classics Volume1”. Their second album was called “Vol II – 1990 A New Soul Decade”. The band was lead by JazzB and the track we played features Kym Mazelle.
In the Bring in back Segment we featured:
- Steve Khan
- Weather Report – A great request from Anthony Shibayama based in Japan – Many Thanks
- Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny – A great choice from one of the Prof’s fav’s!
We end the show with:
- The Isley Brothers.
Thanks so much for all your emails and fantastic CDs from artists that we will be featuring over the coming episodes.
Dr Groove and Professor Smooth.