Category Archives: Quiet Storm

PATRICE RUSHEN-PATRICE.

PATRICE RUSHEN-PATRICE. By the time Patrice Rushen signed to Elektra Records after releasing three jazz albums for Prestige she decided to change her style and sound. Previously, the three albums she’d recorded for Prestige, 1974s Prelusion, 1975s Before the Dawn and 1976s Shout It Out had been traditional jazz albums. Now signed to Elektra, Patrice …

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PHAROAH SANDERS-LOVE WILL FIND A WAY.

PHAROAH SANDERS-LOVE WILL FIND A WAY. During a solo career that started in 1964, with the release of his debut album Pharoah’s First, Pharoah Sanders has released over thirty solo albums. As if this isn’t impressive enough, he’s accompanied jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and Don Cherry. Pharoah’s other collaborations have included …

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HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES-TALK IT UP (TELL EVERYBODY).

HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES-TALK IT UP (TELL EVERYBODY). After Teddy Pendergrass left Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, both Teddy and Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes fortunes varied. While Teddy went on to become a global superstar, resulting in his first four albums being certified platinum and another three gold, Harold Melvin …

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CHIC-TAKE IT OFF.

CHIC-TAKE IT OFF. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a group or artists’ star can wane. In some cases, this is because the quality of their music is no longer as good as it once was, or it can be because their music is no longer fashionable. With Chic, the demise in popularity …

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SMOKEY ROBINSON-SMOKEY’S FAMILY ROBINSON.

SMOKEY ROBINSON-SMOKEY’S FAMILY ROBINSON. In a previous review, I reviewed one of Smokey Robinson’s solo albums, Quiet Storm, which released in 1975. This a critically acclaimed and landmark album, one that spawned its own musical genre Quiet Storm. The music on Quiet Storm was very different to most of the music being released in 1975. …

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SMOKEY ROBINSON-QUIET STORM.

SMOKEY ROBINSON-QUIET STORM. There can’t have been many recording artists who have left a hugely successful group to concentrate on their position as Vice President of a record company, and in doing so, embark on a somewhat low-key solo career. Well, in July of 1972, that’s exactly what Smokey Robinson did. He’d been planning to …

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