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Smokey Robinson: Touch The Sky (Motown STML 12175)

Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 9 April 1983

IT'S ALWAYS struck me as unfortunate that one of the greatest black soul writers of the past 20 years has one of the weediest voices. In his Miracles days, Smokey Robinson usually had a potent arrangement to carry him through, but most of his solo songs you could knock over with a feather. Mind you, I thought that of 'Being With You' and one or two people begged to differ.

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