Smokey Robinson, The Legend of Motown

The ageless Smokey Robinson took the stage Saturday night at DTE Energy Music Theatre with musical support from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. When it comes to the history of Motown, Smokey Robinson is and will always be considered one of its founders. Robinson and Berry Gordy defined soul music through their label and created a foundation for R&B legends that put Detroit Michigan as one of the greatest legendary cities of all time.

Saturday night singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson took us on a two and half hour historical journey of his greatest hits. Performing old Motown favorite’s like “Shop Around”,”Ooo Baby Baby”, “Tracks of my Tears”, “Tears of a Clown” and “Crusin” just to name a few. Mixing in some new songs like “Love Bath” and “Don’t Know Why” Smokey put on a legendary performance that brought back memories of our past with the very songs that impacted our souls! Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage and after last nights show it is clear that Motown lives and breathes in the man we call “Smokey”

Review by: Richard R. Labadie

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