Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
On the Hot 100 of November 4, 1967, Brenda Holloway hit No. 39 with ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,' little knowing it would be her final top 40 showing.
On September 30, 1967, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles returned to the Billboard album chart with another classy offering, ‘Make It Happen.’
The Temptations. With interviews from the band, we how Smokey Robinson made this all-male vocal group one of the biggest names on the planet.
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.
Watch James McCartney guesting with The Cure on a 34-track tribute album to James' dad titled ‘The Art Of McCartney.’
3rd episode in our Motown series concentrates on the man who ran Motown Records, the legendary Berry Gordy. Employees & artists recall their memories of him
In 1981, Kim Carnes came up with the album that would make her a platinum-selling celebrity in the US, and take her around the world. That album was our Rediscovered Gem —...
Smokey Robinson and Elton John’s duet version of ‘The Tracks Of My Tears' is available to listen to in full. Smokey & Elton talk about each other here.
Smokey Robinson has confirmed the full track listing for his duets album ‘Smokey & Friends,’ now due for US release on August 19 on Verve.
In a world where everything is on shuffle, get back to basics, to listen to these Motown albums from top to bottom in the way they were intended.
Four Motown singers, the pillars of Motown Records – Smokey, Stevie, Marvin and Diana – all became global soul superstars due to one man, Berry Gordy.