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A Quiet Storm

SMOKEY ROBINSON

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The genius of William "Smokey" Robinson is immeasurable. As many of his prior songs had shaped R&B and pop music, this album would have a similar effect. The title track became the namesake for a music format. The album itself had three singles hit the charts. Arranged in an intermittent rhythm, "Baby That's Backatcha" ran up the Billboard R&B charts to number one inside 16 weeks. It was Robinson's first number one single since leaving the Miracles. The lyric of the ballad "The Agony and the Ecstasy" hit the Top Ten at number seven, and it was followed by the masterpiece "A Quiet Storm." Although it only managed to seal the Top 25, it has since made a greater impact on the music charts and music industry. Briefly, radio mogul Cathy Hughes, owner of Radio One, was the general manager at Howard University radio WHUR during the early '70s when she created the format "the quiet storm." She used Smokey Robinson's composition as the theme song. Before long, it caught on around the country and evolved into a new market. This album also features the "Wedding Song" which was written for Hazel and Jermaine Jackson's wedding and the "Happy" theme from the movie Lady Sings the Blues.
© Craig Lytle /TiVo

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1
Quiet Storm
00:07:48

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Rose Ella Jones, ComposerLyricist - Gene Pello, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Hudgins, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
The Agony And The Ecstasy
00:04:49

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Jerry Hudgins, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Baby That's Backatcha
00:03:48

SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Jerry Hudgins, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Wedding Song
00:03:37

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Jerry Hudgins, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Happy (Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
00:07:07

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Michel Legrand, ComposerLyricist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Jerry Hudgins, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Love Letters
00:04:16

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Rose Ella Jones, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Hudgins, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Coincidentally
00:05:10

William Robinson, Jr., Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hutch, Producer - Jerry Hudgins, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Venable, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The genius of William "Smokey" Robinson is immeasurable. As many of his prior songs had shaped R&B and pop music, this album would have a similar effect. The title track became the namesake for a music format. The album itself had three singles hit the charts. Arranged in an intermittent rhythm, "Baby That's Backatcha" ran up the Billboard R&B charts to number one inside 16 weeks. It was Robinson's first number one single since leaving the Miracles. The lyric of the ballad "The Agony and the Ecstasy" hit the Top Ten at number seven, and it was followed by the masterpiece "A Quiet Storm." Although it only managed to seal the Top 25, it has since made a greater impact on the music charts and music industry. Briefly, radio mogul Cathy Hughes, owner of Radio One, was the general manager at Howard University radio WHUR during the early '70s when she created the format "the quiet storm." She used Smokey Robinson's composition as the theme song. Before long, it caught on around the country and evolved into a new market. This album also features the "Wedding Song" which was written for Hazel and Jermaine Jackson's wedding and the "Happy" theme from the movie Lady Sings the Blues.
© Craig Lytle /TiVo

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