Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
The film will star Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, and is due for release in early 2021.
The Temptations were at a crossroads with 1966’s ‘Gettin’ Ready’: producing dancefloor hits of the highest order while heading towards the future of soul.
It features interviews with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Andre Previn and many others.
A pioneering and everlasting legend, Mary Wells was Motown’s first true icon, paving the way for an artistic freedom that others would come to follow.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their latest album 'All The Time'.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were an R&B vocal group led by Smokey Robinson who were often referred to as Motown's "soul supergroup".
The R&B singer from Detroit who is known for his distinctive voice as well as his role in the legendary Motown label
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Hailed as “the truest artist” Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.
When it came to a new song by Smokey Robinson, the departing Mary Wells' loss was Brenda's gain.
The range of limited edition products to honour Robinson include a Vinton Watch and a Smokey Robinson Runwell Turntable.
A collection of 20 little-known facts about one of the true titans of country music.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.