The Smooth Operators Present Mellow Moods Volume 2

Enjoy the second volume of Mellow Moods by The Smooth Operators!

One of the tracks is by Greg Perry, brother of soul singer Jeff Perry. While in his teens, Greg began his musical career at Chicago-based Chess Records working with legendary producer Billy Davis (the Dells, Fontella Bass). He turned down a publishing deal with Motown, opting instead to sign with Holland-Dozier-Holland's just-opened Invictus/Hot Wax Records. Meeting singer/songwriter General Johnson and lyricist Angelo Bond, the trio began to collaborate on songs, many of which became huge hits. One of them was 'Stick up' by Honey Cone. Main member of this girl trio was Greg Perry's (future) wife Edna Wright, sister of Darlene Love (known for her work with Phil Spector).

Picture by Joel Meyerowitz

Tracklist:

Average White Band - Atlantic Avenue (1979)
Debra Laws - How Long (1981)
Herbie Hancock - Motor Mouth (1982)
Brooklyn Dreams - Fallin’ In Love (1980)
Benny Sings - My Favourite Game (2015)
Raydio - Jack & Jill (1978)
Brian Elliot - Summer Nights In Hollywood (1978)
Nohelani Cypriano - Island Boy (1979)
Toto - Georgy Porgy (1978)
Paqua - We Came Far (2014)
LeBlanc & Carr - How Does It Feel (To Be In Love) (1977)
Pieces Of A Dream - Fo Fi Fo (1983)
Elton John - Give Me The Love (1980)
Mayer Hawthorne - Kaila (2013)
Dane Donohue - Tracey (1978)
Greg Perry – I’ll Always Be In Love With Love (1977)
Rick Bowles – Your Loss (1982)
The Bliss Band – How Do I Survive? (1979)
Paul Davis – Do You Believe In Love (1980)
Carrie Lucas – Hello Stranger (1984)
The Joe Chemay Band – Bad Enough (1981)
Jerry Williams – Gone (1979)
Patsy Gallant ‎– It'll All Come Around (1978)
Diplomats Of Soul Feat. Incognito & Imaani – Brighter Tomorrow (2015)
Chas – For Your Love (1985)
Wendy & Lisa – Are You My Baby? [Remix] (1989)
Prince & The Revolution – Kiss (1986)
Tim Green – Got More Love (1981)
Down To The Bone – The Sweetness (2014)

Mellow Moods vol. 2 by Martijn Soetens on Mixcloud

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