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Smokey Robinson - Smokey and Friends (2014)

Everything about the new Smokey Robinson album, Smokey and Friends, warned me to have low expectations.  There have been too many similar albums that have shown the formula -- the pairing of a musical legend with younger singers on duet remakes of that artist's biggest songs -- is more about flash than music. However, I nonetheless had hope because, after all, this is...

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As summer breaks wind down, I thought it important to explore the softer side of soul with some of this year’s Quiet Storm grooves. Joining them are a bevy of classic covers and other new millennium jams that are just as moving and timely as they were when they were released over the last 14 years. This is a ballad and slow jam heavy show; so get your cuddle on or relaxing evening at home with a glass of something good and a good book. As usual, I’m giving you more than three hours of continuous music to chill too. No soulful house gym workouts this go-round.

Soul Music Birthdays

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August 22

James DeBarge (1963)
John Lee Hooker (1920)
Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears (1961)
Edward Patten of Gladys Knight and the Pips (1939)
Vernon Reid of Living Color (1958)
Evelyn Thomas (1953)
Dexter Wansel (1950)
Christopher Williams (1967)

August 24

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