Aloe, Jojo, Ledisi et al pay tribute to Smokey Robinson (2016)

November 16, 2015 - Aloe Blacc, Gallant, CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Tegan Marie, Kip Moore, BeBe Winans and more with Samuel L. Jackson as host and Greg Phillinganes as music director will join forces at the Gershwin Prize Awards honoring Smokey Robinson at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. More Info

Tamla publish Smokey Robinson’s ‘Smokey,’ his first solo album (1973)

Smokey Robinson's 'Smokey' is his first solo album after his departure from The Miracles, released on June 19, 1973 by Tamla.Track Listing : 1.Holly (Smokey Robinson) - 04:37 . 2.Medley: Never My Love/Never Can Say Goodbye (Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi, Clifton Davis) - 03:52 . 3.A Silent Partner In A Three-Way Love Affair (Smokey Robinson, Rose Ella Jones) - 04:37 . 4.Just My Soul Responding…

Tamla release Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ (1975)

Smokey Robinson's 'A Quiet Storm' is an album rReleased on March 26, 1975 by Tamla.Track Listing : 1.Quiet Storm (Smokey Robinson) - 07:47 . 2.The Agony And The Ecstasy (Smokey Robinson) - 04:43 . 3.Baby That'S Backatcha (Smokey Robinson) - 03:36 . 4.Wedding Song (Smokey Robinson) - 03:20 . 5.Happy – Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues (Smokey Robinson, Michel Legrand)- 07:05 . 6.Love Letters…

Motown release ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ written and produced by Smokey Robinson (1965)

'The Temptations Sing Smokey' is their second studio album produced by Smokey Robinson and released on March 22, 1965 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.The Way You Do The Things You Do (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) - 02:41 . 2.Baby, Baby I Need You (Smokey Robinson) - 02:53 . 3.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 02:45 . 4.What Love Has Joined Together (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) - 02:58 .…

Singing With Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has performed with . myriad of soulful artists. We have selected twelve of them.They are . Sheryl Crow, Joss Stone, Diana Ross, Ashanti, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick, Jessie J, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Carnes, Aretha Franklin, The Miracles, The Supremes Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Sheryl…

Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson. ‘Here’s To You, Mr.Robinson’

This day (February 19, 1940 ), in Detroit, Michigan , is born Smokey Robinson, an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.Tracklist : w/ Charlie Wilson - All My Love (2020) . Just To See Her (2019) . Temptations Medley (2018) . My Girl (2016) . Quiet Storm (2014) . in Laughlin Nevada (2012) . w/ Daryl Hall - Sara Smile . w/ Jennifer Hudson - People Get Ready White House (2010) .…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 41/52

Sarah Dash & Nona Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen & Sam Moore, Smokey Robinson & Daryl Hall, Alicia Keys & John Mayer, Lana Del Rey & Chris Isaak, Michael Bublé & Chris Botti, Jackson Browne & Gregg Allman, Paul Simon & George Harrison, John Lee Hooker & Ry Cooder, Sting & Tom Jones, Bono & Zucchero, Inti Illimani & Peter Gabriel

Singing With Aretha Franklin

Dennis Edwards & Ronald Isley, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Lou Rawls, The Blues Brothers , Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Michael Mcdonald, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey, Keith Richards & Whoopi Goldberg

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 18/52

Bob Seger, Huey Lewis & The News, The Cure, George Michael & Smokey Robinson, The Stone Roses, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Smiths, Genesis, Judy Collins, Engelbert Humperdinck

Joss & The Guys

Joss Stone, Rod Stewart, James Morrison, Robbie Williams, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Rob Thomas, Lemar, Elton John

This week In Soul Artists 44/52

James Brown, OutKast, Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Melba Moore, The Neville Brothers, Emeli Sandé, Lizz Wright, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson

Parlophone publish ‘With the Beatles,’ their second album featuring ‘All My Loving’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ and ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ (1963)

'With The Beatles' feat. "All My Loving" "I Wanna Be Your Man" etc; is their second studio album released on November 22 , 1963 by Parlophone.1 . Till There Was You (Live) 2 . Till There Was You (Royal Variety Performance) 3 . Please Mr. Postman 4 . Roll Over Beethoven (Live ) 5 . Money (That's What I Want) (Live) Track Listing : 1.It Won'T Be Long (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:13 . 2.All I'Ve…

Kanye West releases ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ his fifth album featuring ‘Power’ (2010)

Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is his fifth studio album featuring 'Power' and released on November 22, 2010 by Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella1 . Dark Fantasy (w/ Teyana Taylor) 2 . Power 3 . All Of The Lights (w/ Rihanna, Kid Cudi) 4 . Runaway (w/ Pusha T) 5 . Blame Game (w/ John Legend) 6 . Lost In The World (w/ Bon Iver) 7 . Gorgeous (Freestyle 2012) 8 . Power (Coachella 1080 )…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 46/52

Agnetha Fältskog & Gary Barlow, JoJo & Gallant, Rihanna & Eminem, Sharon Jones & Daryl Hall, Alicia Keys & Usher, Kylie Minogue & Bono, Chaka Khan & Rick James, Tracy Chapman & Eric Clapton, Diana Krall & Michael Bublé, Jacqui Dankworth & Chick Corea, Nancy Wilson & Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra

This week In Male Balladeers 46/52

Bryan Ferry, Meat Loaf, Aloe Blacc, Morrissey, Don McLean, Frank Sinatra, Akon, Gilbert O' Sullivan, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Chris Martin, John Hammond

Mariah Carey releases her seventh album : ‘Rainbow’ featuring ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Thank God I Found You’ (1999)

Mariah Carey's 'Rainbow' is her seventh studio album featuring among others Jay-Z, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott as guests and released on November 2, 1999 by Columbia Records. 1 . Heartbreaker (w/ Jay-Z, Official Video) 2 . Can't Take That Away / Mariah's Theme (Official Video) 3 . Can't Take That Away ("Billboard Music Awards," 1999) 4 . Against All Odds / Take A Look At Me Now…

Gordy publish Temptations’ third album : ‘The Temptin’ Temptations’ featuring ‘My Baby’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ (1965)

The Temptin' Temptations' is their third studio album released on November 1, 1965 by Gordy.1 . My Baby (1965) 2 . My Baby 3 . Don't Look Back (w/ Paul Williams Sr.) Track Listing : 1.Since I Lost My Baby (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson) - 02:51 . 2.The Girl'S Alright With Me (Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield) - 02:49 . 3.Just Another Lonely Night (Ivy Jo Hunter, William…

Happy Birthday Daryl Hall

October 11, 1946 - Daryl Hall, American singer, songwriter & musician and co-founder of Hall & Oates is 76. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Maneater (Official Video, w/ John Oates) 2 . I Can't Go For That (w/ Cee Lo Green) 3 . One On One (Official Video, w/ John Oates) 4 . Ain'tNo Sunshine (w/ Finger Eleven) 5 . Method Of Modern Love (Official Video, w/ John Oates) 6 . Life's Been…

Bryan Ferry releases his first solo album : ‘These Foolish Things’ featuring ‘A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall’ (1973)

Bryan Ferry's 'These Foolish Things' is his first solo album released on October 5, 1973 while he was still Roxy Music by Virgin.1 . A Hard Rain's AG(onna Fall - ) 2 . Falling In Love Again / A Hard Rain's AG(onna Fall - ) 3 . (Short Chat And Clips) 4 . These Foolish Things Track Listing : 1.A Hard Rain'S A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) - 05:19 . 2.River Of Salt (Irving Brown, Bernard Zackery, Jan…

Lenny Kravitz release his tenth album : ‘Strut’ featuring ‘The Chamber’ (2014)

Lenny Kravitz' 'Strut' is his tenth studio album released on September 23, 2014 by Roxie Records1 . Sex 2 . The Chamber 3 . Dirty White Boots 4 . New York City (Official Video) 5 . The Pleasure & The Pain 6 . Strut (The Bercy Arena, Paris, 2014) 7 . Frankenstein (Boston, 8.29.15) 8 . Sex (Just Let Go) 9 . New York City (Just Let Go) 10 . Strut ("The Graham Norton Show") 11 . Frankenstein…

Volt publish Otis Redding’s third album : ‘Otis Blueː’ featuring ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,’ ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Respect’ (1965)

Otis Redding's 'Otis Blue' is his third studio album featuring 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' 'Satisfaction' and 'Respect,' produced by Jim Stewart and Steve Cropper and released on September 15, 1965 by Volt1 . Respect 2 . Respect 3 . I've Been Loving You Too Long (1967.06.17, Monterey, Ca) 4 . Shake ("Ready, Steady, Go!", 1966) 5 . Shake (w/ Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe, 1966) 6 . My…

Motown publish The Supremes’ second album : ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ featuring ‘Baby Love’ (1964)

The Supremes' 'Where Did Our Love Go' is their second studio album released on August 31, 1964 by Motown.1 . Come See About Me (On "Shindig", 11/64 2 . Baby Love Track listing : 1.Where Did Our Love Go (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) - 02:35 . 2.Run, Run, Run (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) - 02:23 . 3.Baby Love (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) - 02:36 .…

Concord publish George Benson’s ‘Songs and Stories’ produced with Marcus Miller (2009)

George Benson's 'Songs and Stories' is a studio album co-produced with Marcus Miller and released on August 25, 2009 by Concord.1 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (w/ Marcus Miller) 2 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (2013, Jazz Fest) 3 . The George Benson Sessions: The Making Of Songs And Stories: Living In High Definition Track listing : 1.Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) - 03:48…

Marvin Gaye records ‘Marvin Gaye at the Copa’ at the Copacabana in New York (1966)

'Marvin Gaye at the Copa' is a live album recorded on August 5-6, 1966 at the Copacabana, a club in New York and not released before 2005.1 . Pride And Joy Track Listing : 1.Introduction/I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) - 03:19 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 01:58 . 3.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Holland-Dozier-Holland) - 04:48 . 4.Motown Medley 1 (Marvin…

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s second solo album : ‘Ben’ featuring ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Ben' is his second studio album recorded while he was still a member of The Jackson 5 and released on August 4, 1972 by Motown.1 . Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day (w/ Jackson 5) 2 . Ben Track listing : 1.Ben (Walter Scharf, Don Black) - 02:44 . 2.Greatest Show on Earth (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 02:48 . 3.People Make the World Go 'Round (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 03:15 .…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ ‘With a Lot o’ Soul’ featuring ‘(I Know) I’m Losing You’ and ‘All I Need’ (1967)

The Temptations' 'With a Lot o' Soul' is an album (the most successful from their 'classic 5' era) released on July 17, 1967 by Gordy.1 . I'm Losing You 2 . Sorry Is A Sorry Word (1967) 3 . You're My Everything Track Listing : 1.(I Know) I'M Losing You (Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield)- 02:30 . 2.Ain'T No Sun Since You'Ve Been Gone (Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Norman…

Columbia publish ‘Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby’ featuring ‘Wishing Well’ (1987)

'Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby' feat. 'Wishing Well' is D'Arby's debut studio album released on July 13, 1987 by Columbia Records.1 . If You All Get To Heaven (Live, 1987) 2 . Wishing Well 3 . I'll Never Turn My Back On You (Live, 1987) 4 . Let's Go Forward 5 . Sign Your Name 6 . AS YET UNTITLED (Live, 1990) 7 . Who's Loving You (Live, 1987) 8 . If You All Get To…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

Gordy release The Temptations’ fourth studio album : ‘Gettin’ Ready’ featuring ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ (1966)

The Temptations 'Gettin' Ready' is their fourth studio album marking their transition between Smokey Robinson to Norman Whitfield as producers and released on June 15, 1966 by Gordy.1 . Ain't too proud to beg 2 . GET READY Track Listing : 1.Say You (Robert Dobyne, Charles Jones, Robert Staunton) - 02:30 . 2.Little Miss Sweetness (Smokey Robinson) - 03:09 . 3.Ain'T Too Proud To Beg (Eddie…

Island publish Grace Jones’ fourth album : ‘Warm Leatherette’ featuring ‘Private Life’ (1980)

Grace Jones' 'Warm Leatherette' is her fourth (more reggae & New Wave than disco) studio album released on May 9, 1980 by Island. Track Listing : 1.Warm Leatherette (Daniel Miller) - 05:38 . 2.Private Life (Chrissie Hynde) - 06:19 . 3.A Rolling Stone (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Grace Jones) - 03:30 . 4.Love Is The Drug (Bryan Ferryandy Mackay) - 08:41 . 5.The Hunter Gets Captured By The…

Gordy publish ‘Wish It Would Rain,’ an album by The Temptations (1968)

The Temptations' 'Wish It Would Rain' is an album (the final from the group's 'Classic-5' era) released on April 29, 1968 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:33 . 2.Cindy (Smokey Robinson) - 03:08 . 3.I Wish It Would Rain (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 02:48 . 4.Please Return Your…

Michael Bublé publishes his eighth album : ‘To Be Loved’ (2013)

Michael Bublé's 'To Be Loved' is his eighth studio album produced by Bob Rock and released on April 22, 2013 by 143 / Reprise Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon) - 03:06 . 2.It'S A Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé, Bob Rock, Alan Chang) - 03:19 . 3.To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:15 . 4.Who'S Lovin You (William Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy) - 02:56 . 5.Something…