Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Click here for SG24 - Special early edition

We're back very early this week.

We thought we'd do an extra long and also a special show.

Now that 23 episodes have passed us by, why not take a journey into the past ?
The show features highlights from our last 23 shows.

For memories and more dream away with the sounds of the Smooth Groovers...!

NB: SG24 is available from i-tunes right now or within 12hours of this posting from the green arrow link above.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Click here for Episode 23 - May the force be with u!

Welcome to Episode 23 -
Yes we're back for another week of fun and frolics and this time with the FORCE (the good not the dark side)!

Our starship / SG portal is also open at: to welcome you to give us your feedback suggestions, memories and more.

Continuing with the 'Can you feel the force' (?!) theme! The Prof's creating another impressive intro..!

Our Newies this week include:

Jill Jenson with Sunshine Away, Looking Out For Love and a cover of that great EWF classic: Thats The Way of The World. Visit her at
Brent Gunter - be sure to check out his new album called 'Andalucia'. Snippets include This Dance and Touch. Visit him at at
Mindi Abair - The fantastic smooth Jazz artist with Do You Miss Me? You can visit her at Myspace or
Lynne Fiddmont with Cupid and Holiday - Check her site at:
and Steve Oliver with Good To Go, and its good to go to:

This week's Fastrack Review features the amazing:
DETROIT SPINNERS. Listen to be reminded of the classics with ...

I'll Be Around,
Ghetto Child,
Games People Play,
Its a Shame,
Rubberband Man,
Then Came You,
Working My Way Back To You,
Toni My Love,
Heaven On Earth,
Love Is In Season,
Could It Be I'm Falling in love.

The World Music Fusion Spot features...
The sound of the Kalimba and a song from Zambia called Bena Kazembe Balitumpa from an album called Kalimba and Kalumbu Songs 1952-1957. To complement this amazing sound we bring to you two additional snippets: Bobby Caldwell -Kalimba Song and EWF -Pride

The Oldies section includes:
4 in a row
Lamont Dozier - True Love Is Bittersweet,
Johnny Guitar Watson - Lone Ranger,
Gill Scott Heron- The Bottle ,
Bobbi Humphrey - Harlem River Drive.

4 in a row
Montana - Heavy Vibes,
Bob James - That Steamin' Feelin' ,
Donald Harrison - The Tropic of Cool,
Isaac Hayes - Stranger In paradise

4 in a row
The late great Noel Pointer - Captain Jarvis,
Jeff Lorber - What it is,
Ramsey Lewis - Spring High,
Larry Carlton - Morning Magic

5 in a row
Rob Alexander - Peaceful Easy Feeling (completely unrelated to the Eagles but listen out for the Doc's attempt to irrate the Prof with the associated impersonations!!!),
Maxi Priest - Just Wanna Know You,
Lowrell - Mellow Mellow,
Susanne Vega (DNA) - Tom's Diner, Rob
Alexander & Roy Ayers - Peaceful Easy Feeling

We play our with the force!!
i.e: Mass Production - Cosmic Lust and World Series Of Life - Spread Love.

Be sure to stay in touch with:

- Our blog site
- Public comment section
- Moderated Forum
- Our email (
- i-tunes
- Our online stream + voting area

All accessible from

You now have no excuse not to stay in touch - May the Funk be with you!
Our you could say... With you the Funk maybe!

NB Ep23 is available right now from i-tunes (simply update your podcast) or from our podfeedlink (see the green arrow, above) within 12 hours of the posting of this article/Journal).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Click here for Episode 22 - Coolness from London!

Welcome to Episode 22

The Smooth Groovers review comes to you from London, UK - the weather here has been outstanding with temperatures currently consistently soaring in the 90s. We hope that where ever you are in the world, our latest episode fills you with both coolness and joy!


We have developed a portal for our show. No not a place where you could slide into other dimensions of space and time (what the Prof might think - NB Listen out for the subtle theme in the background that the Prof has inserted when I talk about the Portal on the show!lol!).

Our portal is your single point on entry for our new online forum, Our myspace location, blog and service to listen to the show using Podfeed.

Back to the Show.
This week we have:
Newies. Basically some fantastic new talent from

Check out the fantastic... :

Reza Saleh - B'ASS is the name of his up and coming new CD:
Snippets are B'ass, Basement, Breeze, Rats Groove.

SmoothJay - Green Dolfinz, Grocery Store Jazz, Mz Jonez

Kimber Manning - Eventually

Lisa Theunissen - Moving On

Minga - Easy For You, Flipside, Good.

This week's FAST TRACK REVIEW (Medley come Anthology) is from the wonderful:
Paul Hardcastle with some amazing smooth and soulful sound...

The World Music Fusion Spot features the Didjeridoo, A musical instrument of the Aboriginal people of Australia.
Steven Cragg - Little People and Tarshito & Sangeet - Taraling Lila have used this instrument and the mix is both different and especially pleasing.

For the Oldies snippet section we have:

5 in a row
Matt Bianco - Summer Song,
Physical Therapy - Night of the Latin Sun,

Ryo Kawasaki - Trinkets & Things,
Natural High - Pacific,
Nils - Pacific Coast Highway.

3 in a row
George (fantastic guitarist! -aka Big Bad) Benson - When Love calls,
Acoustic Alchemy - She speaks American English and
Joyce Cooling - That girls gotta play (and she sure can!)

6 in a Row
Al Green - Sha La La (Make Me Happy),
Jesse Johnson - Every Shade Of Love,
Bobby Brown - Rock Witch'ya,
Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davies - You're Gonna Get Next To Me,
Ray Goodman & Brown - Special Lady,
Isaac Hayes - Moonlight Loving.

5 in a row
Noel Pointer - Drive Time,
Hamilton Bohannon - But What Is A Dream?
Touch - Me & You
Spirogyra - Starburst,
Lonnie Smith - No Tears Tomorrow,

4 in a row
Chic - A Warm Summer Night,
Matt Bianco - Fly By Night (the Prof believes the Sun shines everytime he plays a track from this band!),
Nancy Ames - Eso Beso
St. Jermain - So Flute

.....and we play out with Fuse One - Sunwalk

Keep in touch!
We look forward to your feedback on our shows.
You now have no excuse!! With a public comment section below, an email to or heading for our online forum at:

All the best from the team at Smooth Groovers and Many Thanks and good wishes to all our Myspace music friends too! (