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Smokey Robinson: Painters Mill Star Theater, Baltimore

J.D. Considine, Musician, November 1981

IT'S HARD TO imagine that a Smokey Robinson concert could hold much in the way of surprises. Celebrating his 25th year in the business, Robinson possesses one of the most easily-recognizable voices in pop music. Nor should we forget why that voice is so familiar: Robinson's considerable gifts as a songwriter, which have produced such memorable songs as 'What's So Good About Goodbye', 'Tracks of My Tears', 'Ooo Baby Baby', 'Tears of a Clown' and 'Cruising'. Not to mention 'Being With You', Robinson's latest and arguably best single in ten years.

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