He Got Soul: Smokey Robinson

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  • Soul In The Corner Office
  • His Solo Moment
  • A Balancing Act
  • Finding His Solo Rhythm
  • Taking The Stage
  • A True Soul Man
  • Where It All Started
  • Ushering In The Motown Era
  • A Musician's Musician
  • Working with Soul's Greats

Finding His Solo Rhythm 

Smokey Robinson struck gold with the '70s hit "Cruisin'," his first Top 10 single. The Marv Tarplin-composed record proved to be the formula that Smokey needed to find his solo rhythm and he'd work with Tarplin on his follow-up album. Since then, he has released several albums and countless hits. 

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