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Smokey Robinson: The Way You Do The Things You Do

Charlie Gillett, Creem, April 1972

ABOUT TWELVE YEARS AGO, Berry Gordy told Smokey Robinson how to write songs. "Every song should have an idea, tell a story, mean something." Smokey put aside his exercise book, full of painstakingly-written teen songs about being in love with his fifth-grade teacher and not wanting to go in the army, and started again. 'Shop Around', 'You Really Got A Hold On Me', 'My Guy', and 'I Second That Emotion' were among the songs he came up with to meet Berry Gordy's specifications

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