‘A Quiet Storm’: How Smokey Robinson Invented A New Genre Of Soul

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Mar 26, 2019 · 5 min read

Ian McCann

There are examples of records that gave a name to a whole genre (like ʻRapper’s Delight’, which used the term “hip-hop” on wax for the first time), and even a sound system that gave birth to a record label and a style of music, such as Rockers. But there aren’t many records that gave a name and musical outlook to an entire programming format…