Was it luscious?
Sweet but succinctly ah yeah?
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we don't have to take ourclothes offto have a good timeno no
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"Quiet storm is a late-night radio format, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid 1970s by then station intern Melvin Lindsey Melvin Lindsey (1955-1992) was an African-American radio and television personality in the Washington, DC area widely known for originating the "Quiet Storm" late-night music programming format. Lindsey began his broadcast career as an intern at Howard University radio station WHUR-FM as an intern. In 1976, he brought "The Quiet Storm" to the station's late-night lineup, titled after a romantic hit single by tenor crooner Smokey Robinson. The show's soulfully melodic, moody musical fare made it a phenomenal success, and "The Quiet Storm" spawned scores of imitations in stations across the country serving a black, adult, urban demographic. Lindsey's show also gave rise to a category of music of the same name...... Click the link for more information. at Howard University Howard University is a historically black college in Washington, D.C. It was established by a congressional charter in 1867, and much of its early funding came from the Freedmen's Bureau.
Howard University has played an important role in civil rights history on a number of occassions. After being refused admission to the then-segregated University of Maryland Law School, a young Thurgood Marshall enrolled at Howard instead. There he studied under Charles Houston, a Harvard Law School graduate and leading civil rights lawyer who at the time was the dean of Howard's law school. Houston took Marshall under his wing, and the two forged a friendship that would last for the remainder of Houston's life and forever change America...... Click the link for more information. Radio, WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C. Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an African-American R&B soul singer and songwriter.
He was born William Robinson in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, Robinson helped found The Miracles and became lead singer. The group issued a few somewhat successful singles on End Records and Chess Records. In the 1950s, Robinson met Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Detroit's Motown Records, which became his label. The two men had a synergistic relationship, with Robinson providing a foundation for Motown's hit-making success and Gordy acting as a mentor for the budding singer and songwriter...... Click the link for more information. 's like-titled hit single, released in 1975 as the title track to his third solo album, lent its name to the format and to the radio program that introduced it to the public, as well.
When Lindsey's "The Quiet Storm" debuted in 1976, the first tune on the turntable was the seven-minute-long Robinson hit, which introduced the slot every night thereafter. When Smokey's trademark tenor voice wafted out over the airwaves, listeners knew it was time to cuddle up with a loved one, or kick back in pensive solitude for four hours of melodically soulful mood music. The format was an immediate success, becoming so popular that within a few years, virtually every station in the U.S. with a core black, urban listenership adopted a similar format for its graveyard slot.
Tragically, Melvin Lindsey died of AIDS in 1992, but the "Quiet Storm" format he originated remains a staple in radio programming today, almost 30 years after its inception.
Today, quiet storm is also a loose term given to a broad amalgam of mellow, slow-groove rhythm and blues Rhythm and Blues (R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. It replaced the term race music, which was deemed offensive. To some extent, the kind of music it is attached to has changed to whatever form of contemporary music is popular with African-American pop musicians and audiences.P>In its first manifestation, rhythm..... Click the link for more information. /soul music This article is about the novel Soul Music. For the type of music, see Soul music.
Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. Like many of the Discworld novels, it introduces an element of modern society into the magical and vaguely late medieval, early modern world of Discworld, in this case, Rock and Roll music and stardom, with nearly disastrous consequences...... Click the link for more information. and smooth jazz offerings of the type featured on Melvin Lindsey's WHUR program, and on a myriad of other stations that followed his lead.
Initially targeted primarily at a black audience, quiet storm music is distinguished by understated dynamics, relaxed tempos and rhythms, and romantic sentiment. Quiet storm music is similar to soft rock and adult contemporary styles, but it is unmistakably rooted in R&B. At its best, the style features an urbane sophistication and subdued soulfulness.
Quiet storm programming is credited with launching the careers of industry legend Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born April 20, 1951 in New York, New York) is an African-American soul singer. He started his singing career in the 1970s as a session vocalist, and eventually making his breakthrough as a guest singer with the group Chic. The first instant hit from him was "Searching."
It was only in the 1980s that Vandross' career skyrocketed, with albums such as Forever, for Always, for Love and Give Me The Reason. When Vandross produced his 1989 greatest hits album, The Best of Luther Vandross...The Best Of Love, he ended up hitting the Top Ten for the first time with the power ballad Here And Now...... Click the link for more information. and the sultry, sophisticated Anita Baker Anita Baker (born December 20, 1957) is an American soul and adult contemporary singer.
Anita Baker won Grammy Awards in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1996. Her music has been referred to in the soul subcategories of Quiet Storm and Urban contemporary and she has also forayed into gospel music and R&B. She was the featured musical guest on Saturday Night Live on April 11, 1987.
DiscographyBest of Anita Baker (2002) Rhythm of Love (1994) Compositions (1990) Giving You the Best That I Got (1988) Rapture (1986) Songstress (1983)
..... Click the link for more information. . Classic quiet storm musical fare are Frankie Beverly and Maze's dreamy "Golden Time of Day," Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer who gained international fame during the 1960s. Gaye was born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. and added the "e" to imitate Sam Cooke, who did the same; he was born in Washington, DC, son of an ordained minister in the House of God, a conservative Christian sect which takes some elements of Pentecostalism and Orthodox Judaism. The church has very strict codes of conduct and does not celebrate any holidays. Gaye got his start singing in the church choir, later learning to play the piano and drums to escape from his physically abusive father...... Click the link for more information. 's lush LP, Let's Get It On, the orchestrations of Philadelphia Soul For the music genre, see Philadelphia soul.
The Philadelphia Soul is a team in the Arena Football League. The team is owned in part by Jon Bon Jovi. The Soul began play in February of 2004, and splits its home games between the Wachovia Spectrum and the Wachovia Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The Soul play in the Eastern Division of the National Conference of the AFL...... Click the link for more information. , and the ultra-smooth recordings of Al Green Al Green (b. April 13, 1946) is an American soul and later, a gospel singer, born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He started out in a quartet called the Green Brothers, which toured extensively in the mid 1950s in the south, but then the Greens moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Al Green was kicked out of the group by his father because he was caught listening to Jackie Wilson.
Green formed a group called ..... Click the link for more information. . Quiet storm was most popular with baby boomers from the mid-'70's to the early 90's, after which time mainstream R&B began taking on a much harder and more hip hop influence, image and approach.
But quiet storm music hasn't gone away. It's merely evolved, often with a hip-hop infusion. It also has a new name. "Neo soul Nu soul (AKA "neo soul") is a musical genre that fuses R&B, 1970s style soul, and hip hop. It is usually said to have begun in the late 1980s with New Jack Swing artists like Guy and, later, early Boyz II Men. The originator of proper "hip-hop soul" is Mary J. Blige, whose 1992 debut, What's The 411?, has proven enormously influential to the later genre of nu soul. In the mid-to-late-1990s, artists like D'Angelo (..... Click the link for more information. " is simply new jack quiet storm. A generation of music aficionados may never have heard Robinson's hit that gave quiet storm music its name, but they enjoy crooners like Brian McKnight, Joe, Jaheim, D'Angelo and Maxwell, as well as female recording artists like Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B and soul singer and record producer. She was born in Savannah, Georgia but grew up in the housing projects of Yonkers, New York, eventually dropping out of school before graduating.
Blige's musical career began after she recorded "Caught Up in the Rapture" (Anita Baker) with a mall karaoke machine. The tape found its way to Uptown Records, who signed her as a back-up singer. Up-and-coming producer Sean "Puffy" Combs took an interest, however, and helped her with her critically acclaimed debut, What's the 411? (1991, 1991 in music). The album's mix of hip hop and soul music is sometimes called the beginning of nu soul...... Click the link for more information. , India Arie, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Alicia Keys.
The music lives."
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I created a quiet storm station on Pandora using Barry White as the starting point. Good songs so far:
Four Tops - Ain't No Woman
Marvin Gaye - Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
Rose Royce - I Wanna Get Next to You
― Hurting 2, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
Billy Stewart - Sitting in the Park = AWESOME
― Hurting 2, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
short thread for underrated genre
― deej, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 06:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
― jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
^ so dope.
w/o looking who posted, i thought was you or deej, and uh, you guys were last two posters. haw.
heard sade's "sweetest taboo" w/"quiet storm" in lyrics on radio this morn and thought about the genre in general.
― jaxon, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
quiet storm version of "moments of love" arguably better than original
i will not make that argument right now, but some days i will
― sexual alien v. sexual predator (m bison), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
also the smokey song that inspired the name is all kinds of fire!
― sexual alien v. sexual predator (m bison), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
David Toop - Sugar and Poison Soul Ballads CD
^ this thread
― jaxon, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
tried to sell my fiancee on playing that con-funk-shun track at our wedding, i think she wants to avoid playing "bedroom" music in front of the 'rents, which i understand.
― jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
Float On - The Floaters!!!
― Jacob Sanders, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:40 (3 years ago) Permalink
That's a good one, especially when Larry makes his appearance.
― Bloggers Might Ride (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 November 2009 02:18 (3 years ago) Permalink
Yea it is good, but is it really quiet storm? Is every 70s Philly inspired ballad quiet storm? I associate quiet storm more with Luther Vandross.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 November 2009 02:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
Maybe Float On isn't quite Quiet Storm; but it's definitely meant for late night/candle lit moments, which is what I understand Quiet Storm to be about. I've dreamt of djing a night of this kind of music, but it's never happened.
― Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:22 (3 years ago) Permalink
luther def released some very non-quiet storm
― hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:31 (3 years ago) Permalink
i guess i associate it more w/ 80s production values, tho
I heard lots of quiet storm radio programs and they have all played a mix of late 70's early 80's.
― Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
btw dude who played guitar on that con funk shun track also wrote & produced music for mc hammer in the late 80s/early 90s o_O
― hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:34 (3 years ago) Permalink
isleys totally own this genre fwiw
this guitar solo is imprinted permanently in my brain
― hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
Has anyone ever play this music with a lady friend over and gotten down to it? That is it's intended purpose.
― Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
also aaliyah does an amazing cover of it. really does it justice:
― hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
― hell yeah give me some more english language i want all of it (tremendoid), Thursday, 12 November 2009 09:51 (3 years ago) Permalink
I grew up in the DC area and heard Melvin Lindsey and quickly grew tired of WHUR's quiet storm programming yet I still love listening to 70s philly soul. The songs that are played on WHUR somehow seem more mellow and less uh soulful. Maybe this is not making sense and I need to re-listen to the station or to reexamine my own defintion of quiet storm. As an aside, I have a number of times in recent years attended 70s soul revival shows with Philly acts and the Stylistics and the Dramatics and groups like that, which I have enjoyed. I thought these groups had crossover pop appeal, but interestingly at these live shows in the DC area attended by several thousand people, me and my significant other are among a very very small handful of white people there.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 November 2009 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
i'm djing a soul night this weekend and really want to play a bunch of stuff like this, but feel i need to keep the tempo up. don't want people getting nasty in the back of the club (or do i?)
― jaxon, Thursday, 12 November 2009 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
love that isley's 'don't say goodnight' track. was used in dilla's donuts.
― jaxon, Thursday, 12 November 2009 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
― jaxon, Friday, 13 November 2009 17:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
Oh Honey is so good, wasn't it sampled? Ice Cube?
― Jacob Sanders, Friday, 13 November 2009 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
DelegationPromise of Love: (State 1977)* "Oh Honey" 3XDope - "Funky Dividends" Ahmad - "Back in the Day" Brothers Like Outlaw - "Good Vibrations" Coolio - "Ugly Bitches" Geto Boys - "Quickie" Ice Cube - "When Will They Shoot?" Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P." Poison Clan - "Ho Stories" Poison Clan - "Ho Stories II" Red Hot Lover Tone - "Pudgee" Total - "Kissin'You/Oh Honey" Trellini - "I Wanna Be Yours" UMC - "Blue Cheese"
― jaxon, Friday, 13 November 2009 18:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
Wow, O.P.P.?? Really, I'll have to listen to that song again.
― Jacob Sanders, Friday, 13 November 2009 21:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
ya. i don't hear it.
― jaxon, Friday, 13 November 2009 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink
the isley's influence on kells is pretty strong
― unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Thursday, 10 December 2009 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
oh no doubt
― LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Thursday, 10 December 2009 08:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
btw my boss w/ the corny taste in rap has redeemed herself by bumping "caravan of love" whenever possible
― LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Thursday, 10 December 2009 08:40 (3 years ago) Permalink
Eric Harvey on the genre
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
It was great. I posted this blast from the past to him:
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink