Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

5 Episodes

American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. The founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles. A legend in the industry, he is one of the earliest and most influential contributors to the Motown scene.

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Smokey Robinson
  • Smokey Robinson - Interview Pt 5

    Episode 1

    Carvin Winans sits down with Smokey Robinson to discuss tension surrounding performing in the south, Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement, and being raised in Detroit.

  • Smokey Robinson - Interview Pt 3

    Episode 2

    Carvin Winans sits down with Smokey Robinson to discuss auditioning in front of Berry Gordy, competing with The Platters, and becoming friends with Berry.

  • Smokey Robinson - Interview Pt 1

    Episode 3

    Carvin Winans sits down with Smokey Robinson to discuss knowing each other before being involved in the music industry, Smokey’s first experience with gospel music, and his favourite musicians.

  • Smokey Robinson - Interview Pt 4

    Episode 4

    Carvin Winans sits down with Smokey Robinson to discuss Berry Gordy forming Motown, the competition at Motown, and the strong community that surrounded the label.

  • Smokey Robinson - Interview Pt 2

    Episode 5

    Carvin Winans sits down with Smokey Robinson to discuss the unique talent of singing, musical inspirations, and meeting Berry Gordy.