Smokey Robinson

Ya Boy: Christian Montero

Top Songs

The Tracks of My Tears

Tears of a Clown

Crusin

You Really Got a Hold On Me

OOO Baby Baby

Top Albums

A Quiet Storm

Smokey & Friends

Warm Thoughts

Pure Smokey

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History

  • Born February 19, 1940 in Detroit
  • Born into a Poor Family
  • His Uncle gave him the nickname "Smokey Joe" when he was a child
  • In August 1957, Robinson and the Miracles met songwriter Berry Gordy after a failed audition for Brunswick Records
  • Robinson attended college and started classes in January 1959, studying electrical engineering while still writing music but he dropped out only two months after his album Miracles came out

What made Smokey famous

When his first album Miracles came out it was a instant hit

Characteristics of R&B music

Contemporary R&B has a polished record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, an occasional saxophone-laced beat to give a jazz feel (mostly common in contemporary R&B songs prior to the year 1995) and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend and the use of hip hop or dance-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out.

Video

Crusin SHMRG

S-Tambourine, Electric Guitar, Main Vocals, Backup Vocals, Bass, Flute

H-Tambourine, Electric Guitar, Backup Vocals, Bass, Flute

M-Main Vocals

R-Moderate in 4

G-Moderate- Line

Intro - Verse 1 - Chorus - Verse 2 - Chorus - Verse 3 - Chorus - Verse 4 - Outro