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Our Voices Matter - an important brand new single by South African guitarist, singer, songwriter Jonathan Butler

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Part one -   I have a very special song to open our music this week. It was just released October 29th by South African singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jonathan Butler. I have seen him twice in live concerts. Trust me he is a fabulous performer. This song, co-written by Butler, was born out of tearful conversations with  Rick Braun, Dave Koz, and others about the effects on all our lives of the pandemic, the election, racial inequality, and the deep divisions in our country. Contributing to the actual recording among others were Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Candy Dulfer, Jeffrey Osborne, and Maysa. I became aware of this very important song while watching it performed on Rick’s Cafe Live. While much information about it was discussed on that YouTube show, I feel it speaks for itself. The song is Jonathan Butler with his brand new single titled  Our  Voices Matter.

Also in the first segment I have in work from Gerald Albright, Al Degregoris, and Randy Brecker.

Part two - Billboard top three songs in Smooth Jazz for this week played. 

Part three -   New releases from Jimmy Heath, Norman Brown, Kim Waters, and Byron Miller

Second hour

Part one - turn up the quiet time with five uninterrupted songs in a row starting from the new Diana Krall album

Part two - favorite songs from the past years of Smooth Jazz.

Part three - classic among classics segment - Chuck Mangione.

Part four - great memories in music segment -  Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love.

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