Smokey Robinson 2021 Kennedy Center Honors

Smokey Robinson’s 1981 solo album Being With You came along after he conquered a period of writer’s block. The Motown singer, writer, and Vice-President left The Miracles in 1972. His albums did not consistently produce hits because it was difficult for him to fulfill all three roles simultaneously. Marv Tarplin,Continue Reading

Eddie Kendricks 1972

Eddie Kendricks recorded “Date With The Rain” for his 1972 solo album People…Hold On. Songwriter Bobby Miller successfully co-wrote hits like “Stay In My Corner” and “O-O I Love You”  for The Dells. He wrote the euphoric “Date With The Rain” and co-produced it with Frank Wilson and Leonard CastonContinue Reading

Smokey Robinson Tiny Desk

Smokey Robinson brings Motown’s classic era to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Backed by a 12-piece band, the singer/songwriter/poet performed six songs in his half-hour set. The songlist included “Being With You,” “Tears Of A Clown,” and  “Quiet Storm.” He also shared two songs from his new album Gasms;  “IfContinue Reading