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Old 01-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

If you haven't ever heard of smokey, then you have to listen to them right now. Ever since I heard "I Second That Emotion" I've loved everything they've ever done. Time Out for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is one of my favorite soul albums of all time.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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About time you started sharing some of your knowledge young man.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just the tip of the iceberg my friend
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Smokey Robinson's - Being With You. (Is one of my favorites) "I dont care what they think about me..no, I dont care what they say"...."I dont care about anything else but, Being with you, being with you"...
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Smokey Robinson has the same birthday as me
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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smokey is a true songwriting genius and the master of the romantic/sentimental lyric in my opinion. wrote a lot of the most important songs in pop music history.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Smokey Robinson was mediocre at best. His best song ever was Quiet Storm, and it still sounds like its missing something.

You absolutely CANNOT put him in the same vein as MASTERFUL song writers like:

Simon and Garfunkel
Stevie Wonder
Paul McCartney
Rod Temperton
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
Maurice White
Gamble and Huff
Ashford and Simpson

Thats just off the top of my head. Where would Smokey fall on this list if you were to rank them in order?
Yes, for his era he was decent...but overall...he is more remembered as a pioneer. His stuff is timeless for a totally different reason than say "Songs in the Key of Life" or "Sgt. Pepper's". Both albums, if released today would sell like hotcakes. Smokey's best material would not.
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smokey & the miracles wrote & performed some of the best soul dancers, mickeys monkey, shop around, guide your feet round the floor.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Smokey Robinson was mediocre at best. His best song ever was Quiet Storm, and it still sounds like its missing something.

You absolutely CANNOT put him in the same vein as MASTERFUL song writers like:

Simon and Garfunkel
Stevie Wonder
Paul McCartney
Rod Temperton
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
Maurice White
Gamble and Huff
Ashford and Simpson

Thats just off the top of my head. Where would Smokey fall on this list if you were to rank them in order?
Yes, for his era he was decent...but overall...he is more remembered as a pioneer. His stuff is timeless for a totally different reason than say "Songs in the Key of Life" or "Sgt. Pepper's". Both albums, if released today would sell like hotcakes. Smokey's best material would not.
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Smokey Robinson, mediocre?...my arse!
His writing skills were poetic. A true genius.
Even Dylan once described Robinson as "America's greatest living poet."
All time top 10...everytime.
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