After nine years at WHUR, where he had more than 220,000 listeners each night, Lindsey moved to WKYS, where he stayed for five years. Quiet storm appropriates R&B and soul "slow jams" and recontextualizes them into rotations with their peers and predecessors.

That program, in edited form, broadcasts under the Quiet Storm name (as The Quiet Storm with Keith Sweat) on WBLS in New York City. "[15], For some, the conception of quiet storm represented a shift in the gendered and sexualized musical landscapes of R&B and soul.

WHUR radio still has a quiet storm show, and many urban, black radio stations still reserve their late-night programming slots for quiet storm music. Hughes attributed Lindsey's popularity to his "magnetic charisma that was irresistible.". Addressing the misconception that quiet storm was only for blacks, Tanter said his listenership was 40% black, 40% white, and 20% other races. Rolling Out Magazine has deemed her one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Atlanta, and she is listed regularly as a Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. Here Are Joyce Littel's Top 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Love Songs, For Sisters Only: A Virtual Conversation with Phaedra Parks, Nse Ufot: We’ve Smashed Every Voting Record, Rev. The field adapted in the 1990s as new listeners embraced neo-soul experimentation, hip hop samples and beats, as … He stopped working about a month ago, as his health deteriorated. [14], Music journalist Jason King wrote, "Sensuous and pensive, quiet storm is seductive R&B, marked by jazz flourishes, 'smooth grooves,' and tasteful lyrics about intimate subjects.

Quiet storm is a radio format and genre of contemporary R&B, performed in a smooth, romantic, jazz-influenced style. Joyce serves as the visionary and CEO of Littel Concepts, LLC – a premier entertainment and promotions firm located in Atlanta, GA. Joyce has organized special events for BET, BETJ Lyric Café, Jason Lary Presents, Ken Ford, The 100 Black Men of DeKalb, The Rainbow Push Coalition, Commissioner Stan Watson, Big Bethel Village and Maggie Russel Towers (Senior Living Facilities), Moonlight Cruises, Little Management Group and Forest Lodge Event Center. Lindsey learned he was infected with the AIDS virus in 1990. [11] Lindsey died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of 36, but the quiet storm format he originated remains a staple in American radio programming. [2], The radio format was pioneered in 1976 by Melvin Lindsey, while he was an intern at the Washington, D.C. radio station WHUR-FM. [5] The response from listeners was positive, and WHUR station manager Cathy Hughes soon gave Lindsey and Shuler their own show.

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Lindsey is survived by his parents, William Thomas Lindsey and Florence Coles Lindsey; three sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. [13], Quiet storm was most popular as a programming niche with baby boomers from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. By Ruben Castaneda. Part of RADIO.COM Music. It was named after the title song on Smokey Robinson's 1975 album A Quiet Storm. Melvin Lindsey, the suave and popular local radio personality best known as the voice of "The Quiet Storm" and "Melvin's Melodies" music shows, died yesterday of complications of AIDS.