Regular viewers know that Summer is my favorite time of year - no school, no work and minimal to no clothing required! For Summer 2013, I featured a different Songza Summer-themed playlist every day for the entire month of June and in Summer 2014, I accepted the challenge to post 100 days in a row and the resulting series, Summer In Stereo featuring guest contributions from some of my favorite people, remains one of the Hideaway's most popular features.
For Summer 2015, it's all about SUMMER SLOW JAMS - for eighteen weeks, every Summer Sunday from the beginning of May until the end of August, I'll be featuring one (or usually more) slow jams compilation albums or series of compilation albums from the fine folks at The Right Stuff, Time-Life, Thump and Rhino among others. To aid you in planning your Summer activities, here's a handy dandy guide to let you know what is being featured when.
|2015 Summer Slow Jams schedule|
|May 3||Slow Jams - The '60s / Smooth Grooves - The '60s|
|May 10||Slow Jams - The '70s / Slow Jams - The '80s|
|May 17||Time-Life's SMOOTH SOUL Series|
|May 24||Slow Jams - On The Jazz Tip / Smooth Grooves - Smooth Jazz|
|May 31||Smooth Grooves - Jazzy Soul|
|June 7||Smooth Grooves - various titles part 1|
|June 14||Time-Life's BODY + SOUL Series - the 2015 Edition|
|June 21||Smooth Grooves - various titles part 2|
|June 28||Smooth Grooves - The Essential Collection and Samplers|
|July 5||Slow Jams - Favorite Songs and Favorite Love Songs|
|July 12||Time-Life's QUIET STORM Series|
|July 19||Smooth Grooves - New Jack Ballads|
|July 26||SPG's Slow Jams|
|August 2||All-Time Greatest Slow Jams|
|August 9||Old School Love Songs|
|August 16||Slow Jams - The Timeless Collection|
|August 23||Time-Life's CLASSIC SOUL BALLADS Series|
|August 30||Smooth Grooves - A Sensual Collection|
(FYI, Slow Jams is the name of the Right Stuff series and Smooth Grooves is the name of Rhino's series. The Slow Jams series began in 1993 while the Smooth Grooves series started in 1995.) As always, comments and emails are encouraged. Lastly, if anyone has a favorite slow jam or a favorite slow dance memory, I'd love to publish it this Summer. Hit me up at the address over on the right. Here's a few covers to give you a taste of what's in store.