Love Is In The Air!!! (The Drops) #RomanticTuesday

If you saw my post from Saturday, I reblogged the original Love Is In The Air!!! post from the Chevvy’s Studio blog. In that reblog, I noted that the songs that were posted there would make a great Quiet Storm mixtape. You could also use the songs posted as an R&B slow-jam Valentine’s Day playlist. Since that time, Lady G from the Seekthebestblog also got in on the act by reblogging the same post. In her introduction, she uses the phrase:

“Ok this one is for the lovers! (**Said in my best DJ voice).”

Well, yours truly got it into his head that maybe someone should actually say something along those lines for the songs that have been played and shared on both posts. This being Valentine’s Day, it’s supposed to be a day for the lovers, right? So I did one, and Lady G did one as well. Let us know what you think. Personally, I think the Lady has me beat, but see for yourself. Leave your impressions in the comments.

First, here is my take. I did my best Quiet Storm DJ voice.

And here’s Lady G’s late night voice for you:

Before I go, I want to give a few of the folks who were responsible for, and instrumental in my personal enjoyment of the Quiet Storm on the radio in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD: Dyana Williams, Cathy Hughes, the late Melvin Lindsey (perhaps the most popular Quiet Storm DJ ever), Kevin “Slow Jammin'” James, Bob Thomas, Jeff Brown, and of course, Smokey Robinson, whose song “Quiet Storm,” gave a name to the format. These are a few, but certainly not all of the people who helped give the format life and gave fans like me an appreciation of the slow jam. In fact, many of the songs I’ve posted in both of the posts I linked to above I heard played on the Quiet Storm/Slow Jam programs on one of those stations.

With that, I give you Smokey’s original song, and the song “Slow Jam” by Midnight Star, which was also a very popular theme song for the show.

Happy Valentine’s Day for those of you celebrating; and happy random Tuesday for those of you who don’t. πŸ™‚

81 Replies to “Love Is In The Air!!! (The Drops) #RomanticTuesday”

      1. LOL!!!!
        And you know I love yours! You should really be an emcee on the side πŸ™‚
        I see you already got a pingback!
        Anyway, there will me tons to share about this later πŸ™‚
        Have a good day at work πŸ™‚

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  1. Reblogged this on seekthebestblog and commented:
    Have you ever wanted to hear the voice of your blogging buddies? Well, this post contains a sample of my voice and the voice of my musical twin, T. Wayne.
    Check it out right here.
    By the way, thanks to all of those who shared songs with us. One of the bloggers, Darryl Walker, Jr, was so inspired by these posts that he created his own slow jams collection.
    You can check it out right here:
    in the meantime, let me know if you think either T. Wayne or I could make a go at being a Quiet Storm DJ!
    Love and light to you all,
    Lady G πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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  2. Oh my Lawd, you two have outdone yourselves. This is is awwwwwsomnessss itself y’all. As for me, I’m not about to make myself any enemies – you both sound divine for Quiet Storm DJs. Tracy, I have to say this though – you can’t put Smokey up there but you just did.!!! That man’s voice sends thrills down my back and….and….(cat caught my tongue into silence). But together you all make for a fantastic introduction for the lovers – hear me now. What a FANTASTIC project this has been. Ahhh! now for my smelling salts Uhhh!

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      1. Gwin, this is like a dream come true for me. Music is my language. I speak it, breathe it,smoke it and dig it like you don’t know how. I’ve got an idea for a poem I want to write which I’ll let simmer for a while. But the other satisfaction I have from all of this is the inspiration for people to know they can be stars in their own right, that Valentine’s day is not just a one night stand but a culmination of who we all are as human beings. This was a labour of love and I’m lucky to have had such great friends to do it with. So glad to hear that we’ve spawned something. I’ll check it out in a while.🍸🍸🍹🍹

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      2. Imagine what else can emerge when all true lovers of great music converge?
        This is but one wonderful example.
        Ah..but something else is emerging already…in the form of your beautiful poetry πŸ’ž

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    1. Aha! More silence! But I understand – Smokey’s my “phone book man” – meaning he could sing the phone book and it would sound good. There is something about his voice that I do like. Obviously it’s good for you too!

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    1. Yes, Smokey Robinson is. It’s amazing that he’s sounded so good for so long. As good as a singer as he is, his songwriting may be even better.

      You’re welcome, Joan. That Smokey Robinson song is the theme song for the Quiet Storm show on WHUR-FM in Washington, DC. The show now bills itself as “The Original Quiet Storm,” since so many stations now have a show in that format.


  3. Okay, T. Wayne and Lady G. We need the two of you to host a late night slow jam show somewhere. T.Wayne I felt like I was listening to Laurence Fishburne! Nice deep voice. Lady G love the sexy sound there! The selections were terrific as always. I hadn’t thought of Midnight Star in eons! Thanks for bringing them back.

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