Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “The Tears of a Clown” (1967)
“The Tears of a Clown” appears on Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' 1967 album ‘Make It Happen,’ reissued as 'The Tears of a Clown' in 1970 ARTIST: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles TITLE: “The Tears of a Clown” ALBUM: Make It Happen (1967 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “The Tears of a Clown” (1967)
Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson, Born February 19, 1940
Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson, Born February 19, 1940 ): Berry Gordy founded Motown Records, but one could argue that Smokey Robinson was the man who first as vice president. In 1990, he recorded a final album for Motown, Love Smokey (Robinson received a , 1973's Smokey. The album found Robinson focusing on midtempo romantic numbers as well as more Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Smokey Robinson’s musical legacy and share your Smokey Robinson recognized as the creative force behind the group, their name was changed to Smokey Robinson & the Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Smokey Robinson’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us.
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earnest the following year with Smokey, the singer-songwriter’s achingly beautiful solo debut (1973) | Amazon | iTunes | Listen Below Selected by Steven E. Flemming, Jr. Smokey Robinson’s luminous 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Smokey Robinson’sSmokey’ (1973) Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. SMOKEY ROBINSON | Smokey Tamla . Robinson produced the Tamla LP with the gifted Willie Hutch, and the result was an emotional trove of Smokey Robinson
Happy Birthday to Berry Gordy, Born November 28, 1929
building a portfolio of successful artists. In 1959, with the encouragement of Miracles leader Smokey Robinson, Gordy borrowed $800 from his family to create an R&B record company. Originally, Gordy wanted Jacksons, Rick James, Lionel Richie and long-term signings, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, the record , Mary Wells, who became the fledgling label's first star, with Smokey Robinson penning her hits "You
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number one, and the album also featured his hit duet with Smokey Robinson, "Ebony Eyes." James
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, and Billy Butler. In this sense, he can be compared to Smokey Robinson, who also managed to find
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collaborating with musicians from legendary (Smokey Robinson, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren) to relative newcomers
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. Helped by the title track, also a Top Five R&B single, a cover of Smokey Robinson and Marv Tarplin's
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, repeating a pattern that began with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. By the end of the tour, El DeBarge was
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Robinson, who was a Vice President at Motown at the time, was dispatched by Gordy to talk some sense anything for Motown unless the label brass changed their minds and let him finish the record. Smokey
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, while Phillip Bailey’s piercing falsetto was compared to Smokey Robinson’s. It was likely this
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own producer and writing or co-writing all the tracks except for covers of Smokey Robinson's 1965 hit predecessors as Warwick, Aretha Franklin, the softer Motown artists, like Smokey Robinson, and some of the
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record together. The project's lead single “Breakadawn”―pitched between the sumptuous samples of Smokey Robinson's “Quiet Storm” and Michael Jackson's “I Can't Help It”―was an ideal lure (and taster) for
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