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Smokey Robinson: Quiet Storm

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, May 1975

HOW MUCH SUGAR do you take? ...

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The Other Smokey Robinson — Songwriter

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, October 1966

BACK IN 1957 Bill "Smokey" Robinson, then 17, bumped into Berry Gordy Jr. Smokey had a stack of about 100 songs he had written, and ...

Smokey Robinson

Profile and Interview by Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, September 1968

SMOKEY ROBINSON is the reigning genius of Top-40. Since the Beatles and the Beach Boys dropped out of the single-then-follow-up-album pattern aimed at the AM ...

Motown: The Gold In Their Bodies

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1970

CONSIDERED TOGETHER at a party in New York, Nina Simone, the highly political folk singer, and Diana Ross, principal exhibit of the Motown Record Corporation, ...

The Miracle of Smokey Robinson

Profile and Interview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, September 1971

ABOUT twelve years ago, Berry Gordy told Smokey Robinson how to write songs: "Every song should have an idea, tell a story, mean something." Smokey ...

Smokey Robinson: The Way You Do The Things You Do

Essay by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, January 1972

THERE’s a new Smokey Robinson album out in the States, called One Dozen Roses. The natural reaction is to ring E.M.I. and ask them when ...

Smokey Robinson: The Way You Do The Things You Do

Profile by Charlie Gillett, Creem, April 1972

ABOUT TWELVE YEARS AGO, Berry Gordy told Smokey Robinson how to write songs. "Every song should have an idea, tell a story, mean something." Smokey ...

Smokey Robinson: Motown And Mafia, And Why He's Quitting The Miracles

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, July 1972

SMOKEY ROBINSON is a hell of a lot more than just a giant of soul or Motown. For more than a decade, his original and ...

Smokey Robinson: Miracles And Meditation

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, NME, August 1973

IT'S JUST on a year since Smokey Robinson split from the Miracles to spend more time as an executive of the Motown Corporation. Now, he ...

Smokey Robinson: Smokey's Backatcha

Profile and Interview by Bob Fisher, NME, June 1975

MOTOWN announced the retirement of William "Smokey" Robinson in January 1972. ...

Smokey Robinson: A Quiet Storm

Review by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, September 1975

COULD THIS BE Smokey's What's Going On – the album to elevate him, like Marvin Gaye, from a singles-orientated soul veteran to an across-the-board contemporary ...

Smokey Robinson: Building A Quiet Storm

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1975

WILLIAM 'SMOKEY' ROBINSON has been referred to as the "greatest poet of our decade" and when one listens to the unique lyric style that the ...

Smokey Robinson/Mighty Clouds of Joy/Sylvers/Fatback Band: Los Angeles

Live Review by John Swenson, Sounds, March 1976

YOU WON'T find a better textbook example of what's gone wrong with R&B over the past few years. Ticket prices, scaled from $10.00 down, were ...

Smokey Robinson: Smokey's Family Robinson (Tamla Motown) *****

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, April 1976

"A VOICE on the stereo singing softly, Describing what I feel about you, The singer seems to know all about it, Seems like the writer ...

Smokey Hits The Big Time

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1977

Smokey Robinson talks about his movie projects, recording and tour plans....and of his intention to visit Britain soon! ...

Smokey Robinson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, NME, November 1977

BILL-TOPPERS usually command a bigger stage area and more musicians than opening acts, but on this occasion the position was reversed for Viola Wills with ...

Smokey Robinson: Warm Thoughts

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, August 1980

"The fireside, the lamplight intimate and low, reverie with finger at the brow, and eyes that lose themselves in answering looks..."– Paul Verlaine, ‘La Bonne ...

Smokey Robinson: Being With You (Tamla)/Marvin Gaye: In Our Lifetime (Tamla)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1981

THESE ALBUMS are blueprints for romantic strategies. Hearing them together is like eavesdropping on both halves of a double date, comparing style of seduction. ...

Smokey Robinson: Cruisin' with Smokey

Interview by Dave Marsh, Record Magazine, August 1983

In an exclusive interview, the master of the romantic vignette-in-song gets into some nuts-and-bolts talk about the creative process and gets down with some vintage ...

Smokey Robinson

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1992

THERE ARE worse jobs than being Smokey Robinson. He's 52, with 2,000 songs down the pike, and still writing as easily as falling out of ...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: 35th Anniversary Collection

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, July 1994

AS FAR AS I KNOW, Smokey Robinson and Frank Zappa never met. However, if they had, five'll getcha ten they'd have ended up talking ...

10 Questions for Smokey Robinson

Interview by Bill DeMain, MOJO, April 2002

Bill DeMain speaks to Motown's legendary songwriter and singer about Billy Eckstine, Marvin Gaye, school plays and positive rap. ...

see also Miracles, The

see also Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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