The Smile Style series returns with its familiar blend of fresh and invigorating tunes. The third volume ? once more compiled by Ralf Ilgner aka DJ Gardener of Eden ? comprises songs guaranteed to let the sun shine as it takes us through five decades of Pop history and a mix of NuJazz, Soul and World beats.
While Paris Combo get us into a French groove, Stee Downes gets down with the smooth-grooving ?When I?m Feeling?. Elsewhere, the Bahama Soul Club pick up the beat with a highly danceable piece of Latin-Lounge, and the late but great Eartha Kitt treats us to her timeless and tantalizing ?C?est Si Bon?. Nouvelle Vague also get hips swinging and heels clicking with a cheekily lascivious cover, and not even the grumpiest cynic will be able to resist when Hildegard Knef (another grande dame of postwar chanson) rolls out her enticingly rendered ?Sei mal verliebt?; the instantly recognizable German version of ?Let?s Fall in Love? will have listeners feeling blue about having almost reached the end of the album.
But nobody?s stopping you from just pressing ?repeat? and once more enjoying this engaging trip to good-mood-land ?