Smooth Grooves: Cruisin' Classics

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Smooth Grooves: Cruisin' Classics Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

As the title says, this volume of Smooth Grooves is devoted to songs that sound good while slowly cruising in a car. This means it's a little bit livelier in sections than certain editions of Smooth Grooves --- you have Bobby Womack's funky "Woman's Gotta Have It," Malo's Latin grooves on "Suavecito," the bubbling "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers -- but that's what makes it such an entertaining, satisfying disc. Sure, it skips through the decades with ease, and some songs are better-known than others, but the quality of the featured songs is exceptionally high and the sequencing is sharp, resulting in a terrific listen and one of the best discs in the series.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Smokey Robinson 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
2 William DeVaughn 03:27 SpotifyAmazon
3 The Young Rascals 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Isley Brothers 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
5 Malo 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
6 Aalon 05:24 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bloodstone 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 Hugh Masekela 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
9 Bobby Womack 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
10 Tierra 04:25 SpotifyAmazon
11 Commodores 03:27 SpotifyAmazon
12 Raydio 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
13 Barry White 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
14 The Staple Singers 03:31 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bill Withers 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Stylistics 04:46 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Dramatics 03:58 SpotifyAmazon
18 Frankie Beverly / Maze 04:26 SpotifyAmazon
19 Heatwave 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
20 The Spinners 04:13 SpotifyAmazon
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