Tag: Smokey Robinson

Tuesday 2/22/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Smokey Robinson Top 30 Hits

William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as “the Five Chimes” until 1972, when he announced his retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president. However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. After the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.

Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.

1 – Being with You
2 – Just to See Her
3 – Tell Me Tomorrow
4 – One Heartbeat
5 – Cruisin’
6 – We’ve Saved the Best for Last (Kenny G with Smokey Robinson)
7 – Blame It on Love (Smokey Robinson with High Inergy)
8 – Ebony Eyes (Rick James featuring Smokey Robinson)
9 – Old Fashioned Love

10 – What’s Too Much
11 – Indestructible (Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson)
12 – Everything You Touch
13 – Baby That’s Backatcha
14 – Hold on to Your Love
15 – Baby Come Close
16 – Let Me Be the Clock
17 – The Agony and the Ecstasy
18 – There Will Come a Day (I’m Gonna Happen to You)
19 – Second That Emotion (with the Miracles)
20 – I Am I Am
21 – Tracks of My Tears (with the Miracles)

22 – The Way You Do (The Things You Do) (with Cee Lo Green)
23 – Sweet Harmony
24 – Daylight and Darkness
25 – Quiet Storm
26 – Open
27 – Pops, We Love You (Diana Ross, Marvin Gay, Stevie Wonder)
28 – Crazy About The La La La (with the Miracles)
29 – Tears of a Clown (with the Miracles)
30 – I Know You By Heart (with Dolly Parton)

Wednesday 1/5/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter A and move into B. We feature music from: Oak Ridge Boys, Iggy Pop, Jim Steinman, Kinks, Sugarhill Gang, Mitch Ryder, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Joe Jackson, Devo, Kenny Rogers, AC/DC, Smokey Robinson, Spider, April Wine and many more. . .

8pm to 12am ET

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profiles Smokey Robinson

Today on the Artist Profile – Smokey Robinson

William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music. – Wikipedia

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

SundayThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: Luther Vandross, the Whispers, Skyy, Peaches and Herb, the Commodores, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, War, Atlantic Starr and a bunch of other fantastic songs. We’ll kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Well you’re welcome, stop on by for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.com.  Check the program schedule for additional encore presentations.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

gsp-bannerThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on tap I’ve got: Jackie Wilson, the Chi-Lites, Stevie Wonder, the Miracles, the “jazzy” side of Smokey Robinson, Tower Of Power, the Beginning Of The End, Blue Magic, the Isley Brothers, Billy Stewart and Sam & Dave “live in concert,” plus many others. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget the encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12Noon; all start times are eastern daylight saving times. So join me later for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. – Bobby Jay

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp @RadioMax

BJ MetsWould you believe, it’s the first Saturday of Spring? Well to commemorate the beginning of Spring, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll be entertained by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Edwin Starr, Sam Cooke, the Moments, Bill Cosby, Eugene Pitt (“Steppin’ Out In Front”), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Charts, Eddie Kendricks, and the Jacksons “live in concert,” plus many more. I’ll be looking for you at 7PM ET, (following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out the encore performances on Monday at 10p or Wednesday at 12p (all times eastern daylight saving time) and it all happens on RadioMaxMusic.com. See Ya Later Gator!

Artist Countdown: Mary Wells Top 20 Hits 6pm ET

mwellsMary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, “bridging the color lines in music at the time.”

With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, including “Two Lovers” (1962), the Grammy-nominatedYou Beat Me to the Punch” (1962) and her signature hit, “My Guy” (1964), she became recognized as “The Queen of Motown” until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her popularity. She was one of Motown’s first singing superstars. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 My Guy
2 You Lost the Sweetest Boy
3 Once Upon a Time (with Marvin Gaye)
4 Gigolo
5 Laughing Boy
6 Two Lovers
7 The One Who Really Loves You
8 You Beat Me to the Punch
9 Dear Lover
10 I Don’t Want to Take a Chance
11 Use Your Head
12 Bye Bye Baby
13 Never, Never Leave Me
14 The Doctor
15 Your Old Standby
16 Ain’t It the Truth
17 Dig the Way I Feel
18 He’s a Lover
19 Me Without You
20 If You Can’t Give Her Love (Give Her Up)