Smooth Grooves: The Essential Collection

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Smooth Grooves: Essential Collection gathers the creme de la creme of the Smooth Grooves series, boiling it down to 20 classic, romantic soul hits like the Spinners' "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," Kool & the Gang's "Cherish," the Chi-Lites' "Oh Girl," and Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" are some of the other highlights of the album, which also includes tracks by Peaches & Herb, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barry White, and the Delfonics. Though it's nearly impossible to limit an essential soul collection to just a single disc, Smooth Grooves: Ultimate Collection comes close to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Smooth Grooves: Essential Collection gathers the creme de la creme of the Smooth Grooves series, boiling it down to 20 classic, romantic soul hits like the Spinners' "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," Kool & the Gang's "Cherish," the Chi-Lites' "Oh Girl," and Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" are some of the other highlights of the album, which also includes tracks by Peaches & Herb, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barry White, and the Delfonics. Though it's nearly impossible to limit an essential soul collection to just a single disc, Smooth Grooves: Ultimate Collection comes close to living up to its name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227988524
  • Catalog Number: 79885
  • Sales rank: 13,218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - The Spinners (4:14)
  2. 2 Natural High (4:11)
  3. 3 Oh Girl (3:50)
  4. 4 Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:48)
  5. 5 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (3:34)
  6. 6 Reunited (4:01)
  7. 7 Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me (3:46)
  8. 8 Sideshow (4:12)
  9. 9 Float On (4:15)
  10. 10 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) (3:24)
  11. 11 Solid (3:46)
  12. 12 Let's Get It On (4:04)
  13. 13 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right (3:28)
  14. 14 What You Won't Do for Love (3:33)
  15. 15 In the Rain (4:33)
  16. 16 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:18)
  17. 17 You Are Everything (2:57)
  18. 18 Cherish (4:03)
  19. 19 It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me - Barry White (3:27)
  20. 20 Always and Forever - Heatwave (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashford & Simpson Track Performer
Bloodstone Track Performer
Blue Magic Track Performer
The Chi-Lites Track Performer
The Delfonics Track Performer
The Dramatics Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Al Green Track Performer
Heatwave Track Performer
Luther Ingram Track Performer
Kool & the Gang Track Performer
Billy Paul Track Performer
Peaches & Herb Track Performer
Lou Rawls Track Performer
The Spinners Track Performer
The Stylistics Track Performer
Barry White Track Performer
Bobby Caldwell Track Performer
The Floaters Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips Track Performer
Technical Credits
Al Green Composer
Kool & the Gang Composer
James "J.T." Taylor Composer
Bobby Caldwell Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Ronald Bell Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Bill Inglot Remastering
David McLees Producer
Freddy Powers Composer
Rod Temperton Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Melvin Steals Composer
Edward Townsend Composer
James Mitchell Jr. Composer
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