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List of Quiet Storm Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

List of Quiet Storm Bands and Artists   : Vote for your favorites.

Quiet storm is a radio format and a "super genre" of contemporary R&B, jazz fusion and pop music that is characterized by understated, mellow dynamics, slow tempos, and relaxed rhythms. It was pioneered in the mid-1970s by Melvin Lindsey, while he was an intern at the radio station WHUR-FM in Washington, D.C.. This format was named after Smokey Robinson's 1976 album A Quiet Storm.

The listening audience of quiet storm was mainly "upscale urban" African Americans. The term quiet storm became a blanket term for mellow or soulful slow jams and smooth jazz of the sort played by radio programs influenced by Melvin Lindsey's format.

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