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The Art of Begging

Black Is Black is back, and for our Season 2 debut, host Lindsey Caldwell takes a look at The Art of Begging in R&B love songs... As a lifelong fan of R&B music, Lindsey grew up around a soundtrack of classic jams. But as she mentions in her intro, ""Listening to the evolution of love songs from earlier decades to present day I noticed a difference in the songwriting style. [There was] this incredibly vulnerable style of writing. Whereas with present-day R&B, where the experiences are similar, the storytelling is far more explicit."" In this episode, Lindsey explores the history of R&B love songs, from ""Quiet Storm"" classics all the way to today's R-rated hits. You'll hear tracks from The O'Jays, Shalamar, Marvin Gaye, SZA, Miguel, KAYTRANADA and many more of your favorite crooners!

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About Black is Black

Black is Black is a monthly show that explores the significant and continuing legacy of the Black Diaspora, hosted by visionary creative and nightlife contributor, DJ Lindsey.