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. 🙂