Smooth Sailing: Latin Soul & Funky Chill

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Did you survive Blue Monday and the cold, dark days of winter so far? I hope so! Otherwise this new episode of Smooth Sailing will warm you up and give you a good mood!

For a long time I thought that Santa Esmeralda was a Spanish guy with a guitar in a box like Antonio Banderas in the movie ‘Desperado’. But now I know that it is a French team of producers with no Spanish blood in their veins at all. I still like their single, though. Director Quentin Tarantino used 'Don't let me be misunderstood' for his movie Kill Bill 1. Leroy Gomez is the singer of the track. He used to have some problems with his zipper, which can be seen in a few YouTube videos… Gomez is a born American and worked as a session saxophone player and vocalist, with many artists, including Elton John, José Felicano, Patrick Juvet, Gilbert Becaud, Claude Francois and Laurent Voulzy. 'Don't let me be misunderstood' reached #5 on the Dutch Top 40​ in 1977. The song was first recorded by Nina Simone 13 years earlier.

Enjoy this new part of Smooth Sailing! Next up is an AOR On The Radio Special.


Melania Ciasullo – Killing Me Softly (2013)
Horace Silver – Won’t You Open Up Your Senses [4 Hero Remix] (2004)
Grupo Cabana – Vou Te Contar (Wave) (2007)
Tamiko Jones – Reachin' Out For Your Love ("Touch Me Baby") (1976)
Sensuàl – I Can’t Help It (2008)
Gal Costa – Tu (1980)
Herbie Mann – One Note Samba (1968)
Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá - Saudade Vem Correndo (1963)
Sergio Mendes – Morning In Rio (2008)
Zuco 103 – Nunca Mais (2008)
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – Chicago Calypso (1976)
Mario Biondi & The High Five Quintet – This Is What You Are (2006)
Ray Barretto – Can You Feel It (Let It Groove You) (1978)
Eastside Connection – Over Please [Joey Negro Re-Edit]
Rey De Copas – Frontera Del Ensueno [Jerez De La Frontera mix] (2003)
Santa Esmeralda & Leroy Gomez – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (1977)
Creative Source – Pass The Feeling On (1975)
Bamboo – Hustlers Of Life Never Survive (1979)
Sharon Redd, Ula Hedwig & Charlotte Crossley – Now (Sweet Lover Man) (1978)


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