Its smokey robinsons 78th birthday here are 5 tracks. Smokey robinson and berry gordy on motown the musical. Directionelectronic cameraworkvideo control for a series 1986. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with the motown record label, second only to the companys founder, berry gordy. Navajo doctors struggle to obtain resources to treat community ravaged by covid19. The motown revue starring smokey robinson 1985 episode list. The motown revue starring smokey robinson tv series 1985.
The solo anthology motown records by smokey robinson. In 1959, about a year after smokey robinson met berry gordy jr. Top jazz performers are duke ellington, count basie, and dave brubeck. Shop around 1960 smokey and motown founder berry gordy teamed up to write this track, became. Smokeys singing group, the miracles, signed with the detroit label and became part of the motown family. As a singer and a songwriter, smokey says the collaborative, competitive environment berry. Music profile for smokey robinson, born 19 february 1940. A motowninspired animated childrens series, curated by soul legend smokey robinson as executive music producer, is coming to netflix the asyetuntitled project takes place in the fictional. Motown timeline 1962 motown museum home of hitsville u.
Lala milan, tetona jackson, brittany inge, leland b. Formed in 1955 by smokey robinson, warren pete moore, and. Smokey robinson producing motowninspired childrens. Robinson was the founder and frontman of the motown vocal group the miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Robinson performs my girl, you really got a hold on me. Motown revue starring smokey robinson, the 1985 tv series. Smokey robinson full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Believe me when i say that i love these sensual lyrics. Unfairly neglected in comparison with equivalent albums by labelmates gaye and wonder, the sensitive smokey and pure smokey from 1973 and 1974. In 1960, gordy signed the group to his motown label, making smokey robinson and the miracles the. Smokey robinson motown northern modern warhorse soul by soulintegrity. Honored for songwriting, motown legend smokey robinson.
Motown family helps smokey robinson celebrate turn as 20th. Cruisin being with you smokey robinson on allmusic 1995. Smokey robinson and the miracles, american vocal group that helped define the motown sound of the 1960s and was led by one of the most gifted and influential singersongwriters in 20thcentury popular music. Pbs stations nationwide will air the event tomorrow, feb. But that he was at playhouse squares state theatre was a. It aired on abc on december 18, 1970, and featured guest stars the supremes, the temptations, stevie wonder, and las vegas singerperformer and actress fran jeffries. Other motown voices were very gospelinfluenced, whereas. From marvin gaye to stevie wonder, smokey robinson to the supremes. The 100 greatest motown songs 19601994 part 2 youtube. Smokey robinson list of movies and tv shows tv guide. Bought this for my father as he is not internet savy.
In addition to smokey robinson byname of william robinson. Although the group was unpolished, gordy saw something special in the group of eager teens, especially their leader and songwriter, young smokey robinson. Smokey robinson ebony eyes hd and remastered by dj 30r6 2011 2012 by dj30r6productions. Musically, the hourlong program gambles on the notion that motown s 1960s song catalogue is a communal touchstone for millions of pop nostalgists who cant get enough of those oldies but goodies.
The soul of motown hardcover january 1, 1989 by smokey robinson author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Listen to the motown sound in 80 mins, temptations, stevie wonder, smokey robinson by theslyshow for free. Buy mp3 music online smokey robinson motown legends. The library of congress honored smokey robinson in a tribute concert, awarding the soul legend with the gershwin prize for popular song. Shop around the miracles featuring bill smokey robinson. Musically, the hourlong program gambles on the notion that motowns 1960s song catalogue is a communal touchstone for millions of pop nostalgists who cant get enough of those oldies but goodies. Smokey robinson on the motown family and my girl video. Mary wells has a hit with you beat me to the punch, written by smokey robinson. As the leader of the miracles, robinson was one of the very first artists signed to the. Soulmusic legend smokey robinson tells his story in this colorless and flawed autobiography.
The musical video says show producer and sony music ceo morris in the justreleased clip. When they began their association with record producer berry gordy three years later, their name was changed to the miracles. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the five chimes until 1972, when he announced a retirement. People all over the world recognize smokey robinsons sweet voice within a bar or two. Motown legend smokey robinson is the executive music producer of this familyfriendly animated series. Smokey robinson, newly minted doctor of humane letters at case western reserve university, resplendent in a royal blue gown for the ceremony, was feted with all the proper pomp and circumstance befitting the rock and roll hall of fame 20 th annual music masters saturday night. Yesterday today forever, will premiere on most public television stations at 8 p. Berry gordy founded motown records, but one could argue that smokey robinson was the man who first pushed americas most iconic soul music label toward greatness. His deceptively light sound defines soulful romance, and it helped place his band the miracles at the top of the charts throughout the 1960s. Bet honors season 2014 smokey robinsons ode to motown. The motown revue starring smokey robinson 1985 youtube.
I cant remember a time when i didnt know smokey robinsons voice, because i grew up hearing his music in the house and in the culture. The matadors became the miracles, after a rejection by jackie wilsons manager at a fateful audition in 1957, which motown founder berry gordy, jr. The motown revue starring smokey robinson emmy awards. The motown revue starring smokey robinson season 1 imdb. With renaldo benson, steve devorkin, abdul duke fakir, leo obrien. Tonights episode of dancing with the stars presents a motown special with live performances from motown legends smokey robinson, the temptations and martha reeves throughout the evening. The motown sound in 80 mins, temptations, stevie wonder, smokey robinson by. Figures like gaye and smokey robinson charl brown get more stage time than walkons like stevie wonder, mary wells and gladys knight, but gordy. The motown revue starring smokey robinson tv series. Motown revue starring smokey robinson 1985 youtube. The program was sponsored by faberge and was produced by screen gems. Composed entirely of detroit, michigan natives, smokey robinson and the miracles formed in high school in 1955, first calling themselves the matadors. Smokey robinson in the motown revue starring smokey robinson 1985 add image see all 1. Motown a list of 21 titles created 01 apr 2018 movie list.1134 912 162 259 1104 843 978 827 1229 845 1202 1524 452 758 1087 1020 1050 1530 780 847 600 1582 1090 830 948 1449 223 1231 1052 468 936 1131 541 679 1345 1497 6 1122 592 470 470 394 737 294 46 68 158 1063 1109