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Treat yourself to a podcast smorgasboard of smooth Jazz on smoothgroovers.com

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Thanks Dr Groove for the Spin . Just listened to the show and you sure have got some real good selection of smooth tunes . Its a must to listen too and a show not to be missed if you into Smooth groove

Welcome to Episode 6-8, i.e: Season 6 Episode 8 of the Smooth Groovers Review.

We introduce the show wit a blast from the past – a familiar (to UK viewers of the seventies) TV comedy theme written by Johnny Hawksworth which you can get from iTunes. Now on with the music!

This week:
THE FRESH VIBE segment features:
In the Fresh Vibe section:
The Movement Fam featuring Notion, band who sold practically everything they owned last year and moved themselves from Melbourne to Toronto in search of the dream of sharing their “Soul Hop” music with the world. Checkout their interview with essentialpop.com.

Incognito The soultracks.com Group of The Year 2010 Readers’ Choice Award winner-with rap artist Lucky I Am with an awesome track from their 14th studio album album “Transatlantic RPM”

The Greyboy Allstars with a track from their CD What Happened to Television.

The Rippingtons from their latest CD Côte d’Azur (feat. Russ Freeman)

In the PICK ‘N’ MIX SEGMENT
This time a soul sensation by Seal, a version of a song originally sung by Denise Williams back in 1976.

In the REVISTED SEGMENT we feature:
Joe Sample – The legendary pianist, keyboard player, composer and a founder of the Jazz Crusaders, later called The Crusaders ,from the 1997 album called “Sample This”

Bill Evans with Bruce Hornsby from a CD called Push.

Firefly Soul from the CD On the Edge and Beyond. Lenny Sharman the lead singer and producer of Firefly Soul recently informed Dr Groove of the new website fireflysoul.com

Morrissey Mullen Band – Tenor and soprano saxaphone and flute player , Dick Morrissey , and guitarist Jim Mullen from the 1981 Album “Badness” and we close the show with:

Johnny Hates Jazz – finishing Season Six episode 8 with a getup ‘n go instrumental with beat to burn those calories and get you ready and fit for the summer (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere!)

Thanks for tuning in and all your wonderful messages of support for the Smooth Groovers Mission!

Global Thunda Independent Radio from Australia

This station plays a variety of home grown easy listening with support for local emerging Artist in a variety of Adult Contemporary
Styles . Thanks to Nana Mex and Global Thunder radio for supporting Firefly Soul
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Saturns Moon

The word depression is used over sadness and melancholy . But five to six hundred years ago Melancholy was identified with the Roman god Saturn and a person chronically disposed to melancholy was known as a Child of Saturn.

Saturns Moon

Nothing feels right
When I am in this melancholy mood
Alone in my room
In the dead of night
In the cold blue light
Under the glow
from Saturns Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there will be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Nothing feels real
When I am stranded in this world of illusion
No where to hide
In the cold blue light
Under the glow from Saturn’s Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there’ll be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Cause thats the way I feel
In the glow from Saturns Moon

Written By L Sharman/ R Pettinato . Copyright 2007 ( APRA)

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Listen to Pavlov Dee on The Smooth Spot 2CCR FM 90.5 Parramatta,Sydney.Oz

5PM – 7PM:Saturdays with Pavlov Dee “The Smooth Spot”on 2CCR FM

Listening to the cool selection of World class Contemporary Jazz music with a local Parramatta Flavour by host Pavlov Dee

This is a AAA Aussie Station playing Smooth jazz & adult contemporary for both established and emerging Artiste from Australia and around the Globe . The programming is excellent with a truly diverse range of Smooth Jazz and Adult contemporary .Thank you Pavlov Dee for supporting Firefly Soul on the Smooth Spot

Tune in on
The Smooth Spot 5pm-7pm Saturday

2CCR FM is the local station for one of Australia’s most dynamic, productive and multicultural regions.

The local government areas of Parramatta, Holroyd and the Hills are a diverse area, with a total population in excess of 390 000 people. 2CCR FM broadcasts to this area twenty four hours a day, seven days a week with a range of programming as diverse as the area itself.

These three areas fall under the ACMA licencing classification of Parramatta RA1 (map), which covers roughly 260Km2 of land. While this is our licenced area, our signal can be heard in other surrounding areas in the Sydney basin. We also are open to the whole world via our internet streaming.

How many people listen?

A recent McNair Ingenuity Survey revealed 57% of Australians aged 15+ years listen to Community Radio in a month! With a population of 316,285 people (15+) in our broadcast area, this translates to an estimated listenership in excess of 154,979 in an average month.

SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO CHANNEL by Angelo Petruzzi Sjrchannel

SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO CHANNEL by Angelo Petruzzi Sjrchannel is a truly one of the best Streaming smooth jazz stations to emerge from Europe playing a variety of both emerging and established Smooth jazz artiste from around the globe. Thanks Angelo for supporting Firefly Soul on your station

FireFly Soul Track: WE’RE ONE LETS BE FREE ON SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO CHANNEL http://www.facebook.com/l/23f32gNxzff163P7ehxbZS-y9fw/shoutcast.mixstream.net/flash/usa2-pn:8032
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FireFly Soul Track: WE’RE ONE LETS BE FREE
ON SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO CHANNEL
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On The Edge And Beyond

Ethnobotanist Wade Davis an his article about the plight of the Penan rainforest people of Sarawak (Borneo)who have been robbed out of their lands without appropriate compensation .The same process is very much a part of similar tribes in the Amazon and other parts of the world. This in turn effects us all as it comes back to bite us by Global warming
Here is an extract from Wade Davis (The Serpent and the Rainbow)

In the language of Borneo’s Penan tribe, there are forty words for sago palm, and no words for goodbye, or thank you – or thief. The Penan are a nomadic people who view the entire rainforest as their home. They are an “eco-village” on the move, one with a history many thousands of years old. If we all knew and loved the natural world with the intimacy of the Penan, we would not be destroying it willfully. But the Penan way of life – and the incomparable knowledge they have amassed about how to live in community with the forest and with each other – may soon disappear. In the time it takes to read a paragraph of this text, another three hectares of the Borneo rainforest will have been cut down (as late as 1983, Malaysian logging provided 58% of all tropical log exports on the world market).
“The following is excerpted from the book Penan: Voice for the Borneo Rainforest”

When I wrote the Lyrics for On the edge and beyond these issues were crossing my mind including the deforestation . Sadly indigenous community’s of the rainforest are discriminated against and are suffering the destruction of their eco enviroment due to deforestation by unsustainable logging without consideration.

There is a campaign to boycott palm oil products   in the western world because it destroys the rainforest and contributes  and supports the destruction without consideration

On The Edge and Beyond

On the edge
you were looking out
On the frontier
In the decay of the forest
Burning of the land
Dance in a circle
Under trees of green
Watch the world from a faded sunset
And rise up
From your broken dreams
On the edge you were running from
The last frontier
In the decay of the buildings
Turning of the land
Dance in a forest
Under the sacred green
Save the earth from
Greed of gold
Rise up
Let the weeping willow be
On the edge and beyond
You were standing there
Looking out
In a changing world of decay
Save it now
On the edge and beyond
You were standing there
If they could only see
There may be hope for another way
There’s so much hurt
There’s so much pain
Why do we do it to each other
Can’t seem to make no sense of it
On the outcome
And in the end
Who pays the price
In this Dilemma
On the Edge and beyond
On the edge you were looking out
On the frontier
In a view of the twilight
Where the fireflies fly
Dance in a forest
Under the twilight sky
Save the earth from greed of gold
Rise up
Let the Rainforest man be
To chorus:
On the edge and beyond
You were standing there
Looking out
In a changing world of decay
Save it now
On the edge and beyond
You were standing there
If they could only see
There may be hope for another way

On The Edge and Beyond, released 31 December 2008
Lenny Sharman : Vocals and all instruments
Written by Lenny Sharman

You Give me More


This is a relaxed chill out song I wrote with Robert Pettinato . Its a chill out Tune
with a love spiritual Theme
Lyrics

You Give Me More

Its been so long
Since I had this feeling
Feels so strong
Now my head is reelin
Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

Chorus:
You give me more
Then I could ever need
You give me more
Like the rain is to the seed
You give me more
It’s the feeling
I get from your love
It fills my very soul

I dive into the deep blue sea
I am floating in your serenity
And disappear into the warmth of your smile
And lose all fear like a new born child

Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

To Chorus:
credits
from On The Edge and Beyond, released 31 December 2008
Lenny Sharman : Vocals Bass percussion Synths
Robert Pettinato : Keyboards
Written By L Sharman & Robert Pettinato
Produced by Lenny Sharman
Mastered by John Ruberto (Crystal Mastering)

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