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Smokey Robinson's Early Recordings with the Miracles Mix Doo-Wop, R and B, and Pop Music.

Rock historian Ed Ward looks at Smokey Robinson's early recordings, when he was the lead singer of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and one of Motown's top acts.


Other segments from the episode on October 6, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 6, 1987: Interview with Albert Maysles; Commentary on Smokey Robinson; Interview with Moe Tucker; Review of David Horowitz and Peter Collier's book "The Fords."


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