Welcome to the latest Episode of the Smooth Groovers Review.
Season 4, episode 23, hence: SG4-23.
Watch out for the mass of music we’re about to present!!
This week the movie music that kicks off this show with a bit of fun -an extract from the trailer for The Blob, rather than The Blog!
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IN THE FRESH BATCH
Kicking off season four episode 23 we have:
Michael Jackson from Volume 2, known as the EP accompanying the, This is it’ movie.
This is the Orchestra Version of the new single release by Michael Jackson. The documentary is a compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his This Is It shows in London. This Is It was simultaneously at 19 premières around the world was drawn from over 100 hours of behind-the-scenes clips shot in Los Angeles and showed a multi-million pound spectacular featuring pyrotechnics, complex dance routines and elaborate stage sets.
Bernard Alcorn with Keep On Steppin’ from the CD A New Day
(Track listing approved by artist)
Our second fresh batch artist is one that is new to us and we’re enormously grateful for the CD’s sent to us. Prof put this one on the player just to checkout one or two tracks before going to bed. He ended up listening to the whole CD enjoying the music, and staying awake simply grooving to the sounds.
Boney James from his latest CD Send one your love
Send One Your Love features stunning covers of songs by Stevie Wonder (the title track), the Stylistics (“Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart),” Barry White (“I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby”), John Klemmer (“Touch”) and James Taylor (“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” introducing Atlanta singer, Quinn). The CD also showcases four new James compositions, highlighted by the evocative tune “City of Light,” co-written by keyboardist Tim Carmon, (known for his work with Eric Clapton).
Special Segment: An interview with the wonderful and great Steve Oliver
A weeks back Doc had a chance to meet with Steve. He is absolutely amazing and his music has the power to take you to places! While he’s toured and performed with an exciting list of genre stars and legends Chris Botti, Rippingtons, Michael Franks, Kyle Eastwood and Fourplay. It was Steve’s high profile role in Steve Reid’s band that finally gave him the opportunity to emerge as a budding instrumental star. We follow the interview with a wonderful track from Steve’s Radiant CD.
Here is a summary of Steve’s discography:
- First View (1999)
- Positive Energy (2002)
- 3D (2004)
- Radiant (2006) – This album has the featured track Tradewinds
- One Night Live (2008) – the latter is a highly recommended DVD/CD 2 disk set
SOUL SENSATION SEGMENT
Aretha Franklin from the 2003 CD LATE NIGHT TALES selected by Sly & Robbie. From Wikipedia we read that the actual CD that this track was originally we read that the original release was back in 1998.
This week Prof chose British Soul Group formed in Manchester, England in 1973 that included a young lead singer , Marcel King. The Group appeared in the UK Television talent show “New Faces”. This song was a pop hit in October 1974, It got to number one in the uk charts and reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following spring.
Jay Sean – from the 2004 Me Against Myself
Grover Washington Jr from the Winelight CD
The Rippingtons (feat. Russ Freeman) – From the 2009 CD : Modern Art
Fattburger from their 1989 CD entitled, “Time Will Tell”.
We finish the show with Blaze from the CD album “Do You Remember House” featuring Palmer Brown
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