Smokey Robinson

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Smokey Robinson Pencil Portrait
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Smokey Robinson has always had his fans, many of them some of the biggest names in showbusiness.“With his tone and delivery, you could fall in love with Smokey,” says fellow Motown star Martha Reeves.

As a teenager, Robinson wanted to sing Platters-style doo-wop, but he ended up inventing his own vocal style, even as he and Berry Gordy Jr. created the Motown sound. His high, delicate delivery marked him out, not so much as the traditional tenor but rather as a male soprano, able to glide into a heartbreaking falsetto that remains one of the most distinctive sounds of 20th-century pop. On Miracles hits like “The Tracks of My Tears,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and especially “Ooo Baby Baby” (with its near-wordless but endlessly affecting chorus), that voice made the thrills and heartbreaks of romance sound equally seductive. As Paul McCartney so succinctly puts it; “Smokey Robinson was like God in our eyes.”

Recommended listening

Being with you (1981)