Monday, January 30, 2006

Smooth Groovers - studio upgrade week

No Smooth Groovers this week as the Studio is being upgraded.
In addition, the Dr, Prof and Master has been busy with a number of projects:

1. The latest Fast Track Review - These mash-ups take time to put together and we welcome your views on them. Up and coming are GB, RA and Mz. (see if you can guess the artists)
2. Yes, Valentines Day is just around the corner. Hey! It was only Christmas and New Year a few weeks back! Therefore, we're putting together a special smooze show!
3. As previously mentioned, with the Studio being upgraded we're aiming for an enhancement in the quality of our voiceovers et al.

I know that the Earth Wind and Fire mash-up/fast-track review brought back a load of memories for some of you. Its also a great 15minute track to train to! Please keep sending us your feedback.

All the best from the Smooth Groovers Team.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Click here for Episode 9 - With special guests & more

Hello and welcome to the Ninth Episode featuring a whole bunch of semi-newie's snippets from:

The Crusaders (Rural Renewal from the CD Rural Renewal)
Peter White (Coast Road Drive from the CD Confidential)
Jeff Golab (Pass it on from the CD Soul Sessions)
Marcus Miller (Behind the Smile and Bruce Leefrom the CD Silver Rain)
Steve Cole (Thursday from the CD Spin)

By the way - could you Identify the intro snippet?

This week the Professor worked extra hours (too many to mention) to put together a special long fasttrack review/ mix/mashup- by Earth Wind and Fire (EWF) - and the memories of yesteryear just came flooding back. The tracks featured included:

Fantasy, And Love Goes On, Share Your Love Pride,

Boogie Wonderland , Can't Let Go Star, Saturday Night Day,

Dreamin', Serpentine Fire , Runnin, Brazillian Rhyme,

I'll Write a Song For You , After the love has gone , Take It To The Sky ,

Biyo , Changing Times , You Are a Winner, Sail Away ,

Thats the way of the world, September, Lets groove ,


Our world music spot features an in studio expert guest Sister Soothe outlining how eastern and western music styles are fusing together. Complementing the Dr's belief that music unifies humanity. We feature a track from an Indian (South East Asia) movie soundtrack called Swades - This latter word translates to 'We the people' (please visit: for more information). Thank you Sister Soothe for all your time and insights to communicate knowledge of this emerging music style.

The oldie review includes Archie Bell and the Drells (Good time), Black Legend (See the trouble with me), Village People (YMCA mixed with the latter), Adeva (Thank you), Chicane (Off-shore) and Francine Mcgee (Delerium).

In weeks to come we hope to get more guests, experts in their field, for example to help us understand how wonderful music is as a way of bringing people together, world music knowledge and how music can get you fit for life!

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Click here for Episode 8 - Back to our regular format!

After last week's new year (reusable! podcast) special, we're back to our regular format.

This week we feature from the joint new label (artizen) from both Rick Braun and Richard Elliot (to gr8 legends of Smooth Jazz) a couple of snippets from the new Rick Braun CD entitled Yours Truly. Be sure to visit to download some ace tracks & even put in what podcast you listen to !

We feature : Holding back the years – Originally by Simply Red and Kiss of Life – Apparently Rick toured with Sade’s band in his early days

Other newies include snippets from the new CD by Brian Culbertson : Its on Tonight
Its truly amazing to see him ‘live’ as he whizzes across the keyboard with extreme confidence. He also plays trombone!(Featured Snippets are: Lets Get Started and Hooking up)

The Profs done a gr8 mix/mash-up with the FAST TRACK REVIEW, featuring the late gr8 Barry White

Barry sadly passed away on July 4th 2003. The tracks featured here are from his most successful decade : the seventies, including Barry’s group – Love unlimited and the Love unlimited orchestra. The mashup includes:

You’re the first , my last, my everything
Satin soul
Only you can make me blue
Cant get enough of your love baby
Honey please cant you see
It may be winter outside
Just the way you are
Never gonna give you up
Playing your game
See the trouble with me
I cant let him down
Midnight and you
I’m gonna love you just a little bit more baby
Walking in the rain
Love’s theme

We continue with our World Music Fusion Spot with a gr8 African Jazz track by Super Rail Band De Mako entitled Masa.
From the 1998 One World 2 CD compilation (track 16)

The Prof went jazzier this week with the Oldies section featuring:

Arnie’s Love - I think youre out of my life
Nat King Cole – Lets Face the music & Dance
Deep forest – Sweet llulabye
Ronny Jordan – Come with me & After Hours
Van Mcoy – StarTrek Shuffle Hustle
Kat Mandu – The Break
Webster Lewis – You Are My Life
Blaze – Gloria Muse

Coming soon - watch out for longer shows & fuller tracks but with no compromise on coverage of packing in the most that we can - over the coming weeks.

Keep sending us your messages of support - its greatly appreciated.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Click here for Episode 7 - Kick start the new year with this special

We're back on the 'other side' of 2005.
All the best for 2006 and Thank you everyone for all your continued support.

This week we have a special 'seat of the pants' episode to 'kick start' the new year.
Or perhaps "stuff you might have wanted for your New Year's Eve Party" !
Our show is even reuseable - especially during the up and coming special day in Feb - What talk of Valentines already!? Hey! We've just got over Christmas.

In 50 minutes we've packed in over 27 snippets / Mashups featuring...

Intro - Star Trek theme (From Inside Star trek lp) with the Dr.
King Errison – Manhatten Love Song
Melba Moore - Pick Me Up I’ll Dance
Miracles – Love Machine
Q - Get Here
Sybil - The Love I Lost
Sybil - When I’m Good and Ready
Undercover – Never Let Her Slip Away
The Robins - Out of The Picture
Sheila B devotion - Spacer
Alacazam – Crying at the Discotheque
Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer
Skip Mahoney – Janice ( don’t be so blind to love)
Stylistics – I cant give you anything
Trammps – Disco inferno
T – Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove
Joe Thomas – Playto’s Retreat
Cloud 1 – Disco Juice
Idris Muhammed – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
Gabrielle - Dreams
Dayton – Eyes On You
Dina Carrol – Aint No Man
Chimes – Heaven
Cathy Dennis - Touch Me
Acoustic Alchemy - Against The Grain
Chris Standring - Velvet
Wilbert Longmire - Black is the Colour

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