Sly's the original - originator
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings
He soothes it right - makes it outtasite
And everything's good in the world tonight!
When Smokey sings - I hear violins
When Smokey sings - I forget everything..."
In 1987 an English band called ABC had a Top Ten hit called "When Smokey Sings"...at the very same moment, Smokey Robinson also had a Top Ten hit, "Just to See Her". This was a first in music history, a tribute song in the Top Ten at the same time as it's tributee. Something else happened that year..I became a Smokey Robinson fan! I couldn't agree more with the lyrics of "When Smokey Sings"...whenever I hear his voice I feel like nothing can be wrong in the world *s*
Soft and warm....a quiet storm
Quiet as when flowers talk at break of dawn...
A power source.....of tender force
Generating, radiating....turn me on....
written by the Master of Metaphor, William "Smokey" Robinson
Smokey Robinson has been declared a Living Legend by NARAS (the Grammy organization) and is one of the best singer/songwriters EVER! He was one of the founders of Motown and fronted the Miracles (wrote, sang and produced songs like "Ooo Baby Baby," "Tears of a Clown," "Shop Around," "Tracks of My Tears," etc etc.) and also wrote/produced songs for other Motown acts like the Temptations ("My Girl," "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Get Ready," etc.), Mary Wells ("My Guy", etc.), and Marvin Gaye ("Ain't That Peculiar").
My Favorite Smokey Tracks~
"Come to Me" (299kb wav)
"Jasmin" (308kb wav)
"Daylight and Darkness" (482kb mp3)
"I've Made Love to You a Thousand Times" (780kb mp3)
"I've Made Love to You a Thousand Times" (170kb Real Audio)
"Keep Me" (782kb mp3)
"Flower Girl" (1000kb mp3) (thanks to CJ, aka "Flower Girl" for this one!)
Send a Smokey-gram to your sweetheart~
Smokey's music and lyrics will express what you want to say...just click on a song below and when you get to the page, copy the URL from the address box and paste it on an email addressed to your recipient.
"Keep Me" Page~~Send this page if you want to be his/her prisoner!
"I've Made Love to You a Thousand Times" Page~~The perfect message to send your internet lover or anyone you imagine making love to!
Rolling Stone's Smokey page~bio, pics, etc.
Yahoo Music's Smokey page News, bio, and links to more Smokey info!!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Smokey page~ Who's Smokey?!?! Just a living legend!
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles MySpace Fan Page This website is a-mazing!! Ann has done an incredible job, please visit!
IMusic Website~Smokey bio page
History of Rock'n'Roll's Miracles Page~another good Smokey and the Miracles history page
Collins' Oldies Website~reviews and synopses of Smokey tunes
Classic Soul's Smokey Robinson page~fun to read these pages for the comments!
ForGen Productions' Smokey Robinson page~listen to "I Hear the Children Singing," comments by songwriter Forest Hairston
Smokey on Wikipedia
Smokey Robinson Foundation Website As if he doesn't bless us enough with his music, he's making dreams come true!
Smokey Robinson Foods~Smokey has a line of prepared foods--CHECK IT OUT!!
Smokey's Gospel CD page Food for the spirit!
Smokey on IMDB
Songwriters Hall of Fame "Smokey Robinson is the only man in history..." read more!
Classic Motown's Smokey page
A Smokey Fan's blog Okay, that would be ME...hehe...shameless self-promotion! Read what's on my mind...
MySpace Videos I've got some video clips from Smokey's Waikiki Shell concert..including backstage!(May 2008)
Click here for my personal Smokey Robinson Story!
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