Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here’s a recent find on the Internet. If you are into 1970’s style Quiet Storm radio then you should check out JazzysRadio.com. The Quiet Storm radio format is typically a late-night radio format that features soulful jams. The Quiet Storm was originally pioneered in the mid 1970’s by then radio station intern Melvin Lindsey at WHUR-FM in Washington, D.C. As luck may have it Melvin Lindsay first became a DJ for the station in 1976 as a stand0in for an employee who failed to report to work. Lindsey spun the records and the response from listeners was so positive that Lindsey was asked to stay on the air. As a result Melvin Lindsey was given his own radio show at WHUR-FM. Jazzysradio.com is based on the same 1970s radio format called Quiet Storm, which was a late-night show playing soulful slow jams by the likes of Smokey Robinson, the type of music designed to keep you on that chilled, amorous vibe. Typical artists heard there include Isaac Hayes, Luther Vandross, The Stylistics, The Sylvers, Prince, The Floaters, Anita Baker, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Raphael Saadiq, among many others.