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The YouTube video The Effortless Quiet Storm Cool Of Sade & “Smooth Operator” | New British Canon by the YouTube channel Trash Theory.
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Britain is not known for its soul music. But in the 1980s there was a nostalgic wave of British acts that were enthralled by the sound: Phil Collins was covering the Supremes, Soft Cell and Dexys Midnight Runners were in love with obscure R&B 45s and there was an influx of white-fronted plastic soul groups like Spandau Ballet, ABC and late era Roxy Music. But adding some legitimacy and heat to the mix was Sade. Their debut album Diamond Life defined the 80s for many, its warm sensuality the soundtrack for many an intimate moment, while singles like “Your Love Is King,” “When am I Going to Make a Living?” and “The Sweetest Taboo” quiet-stormed the charts. But who was this band? This is New British Canon, and this is the story of “Smooth Operator.”
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02:10 Pride & The Origins of Sade The Band
07:05 Writing & Recording Diamond Life
12:14 “There’s a Quiet Storm…”
17:16 “I’m Not Very Good at the Business of Being a Pop Star”
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