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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson’s “Quiet Storm” was co-written with his sister Rose Ella Jones for his 1975 third solo album A Quiet Storm.  Robinson’s falsetto had the quality of a soothing breeze within the song that started a late-night programming format of love songs on national radio. The unassuming bass, snug congaContinue Reading

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Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy Jr. was a high school dropout, Army veteran , retired boxer and former record-store owner when he co-wrote Jackie Wilson’s 1957 hit “Reet Petite” with his sister Gwen Gordy Fuqua and Wilson’s cousin Billy Davis. This early success as a songwriter gave Gordy the finances to transition intoContinue Reading

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Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell hosted the 2020 Soul Train Awards last night. Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. and Chris Brown took home honors. CeeLo Green, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Charlie Wilson, Shanice, PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Stokley and Babyface were among the performers. Monica accepted the Lady of SoulContinue Reading

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