Slow jam

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For other uses, see Slow jam (disambiguation).

A slow jam is an umbrella term for music with R&B and Soul influences. Slow jams are commonly R&B ballads or downtempo songs. The term is most commonly reserved for soft-sounding songs with heavily emotional or romantic lyrical content. This definition has led to intense debate over whether particular songs should be classified as a "slow jam", e.g. Ginuwine's 1996 hit single "Pony". The common use and possible origin of this term traces back to 1983 when Solar Records group Midnight Star recorded the song "Slow Jam" on their album No Parking on the Dance Floor.

Music categories associated with slow jams are:

Asterisks (*) denote genres with variable tempos which constitute the use of dance music.

Examples of songs that are slow jams[edit]

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  • Kevin "Slow Jammin" James, DJ in the U.S.
  • Slow Jam, internet radio station via Radionomy.
  • Slow Jam Radio, radio station in the U.S.
  • Brad B Slow Jams, Brad B Slow Jams is a radio program that started in 2005 on Clear Channel KJYO Oklahoma City and is heard nationwide on the internet and selected Clear Channel stations.
  • SOULRNB.COM, French webzine and community about R&B and Soul music.
  • Lisa St. Regis, a DJ in the U.S. has continuously hosted Slow Jams shows since the late 80's and can be heard on several California stations as well as Internet only stations, and on Clear Channels HD2 streams broadcasting locally and nationwide.