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Smokey — Once & Future

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 23 November 1980

THE TEST OF time is one accepted yardstick for determining great songs and, by that standard, Smokey Robinson certainly ranks as one of the premier songwriters of the modern pop era. The veteran Motown performer, whose Top 5 hit 'Cruisin'' last year showed that he hasn't lost his hit-making touch, has been writing songs professionally for 22 years and his material still remains a seductive lure for other artists.

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