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One Heartbeat

Smokey Robinson

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The ‘80s wrought irrevocable changes on the landscape of R&B, but Smokey Robinson’s songwriting gift remained undiminished. He proved the timelessness of his art with “Just to See Her” and “One Heartbeat,” two hits from his 1987 LP One Heartbeat. Even though the songs were written by hired professionals and feature production that has since become dated, they tap into everything people love about Smokey’s classic ‘60s hits. He can be easygoing without sacrificing sincerity, and he can be vulnerable without resorting to sentimentality. As usual, he makes the most of his production tools, especially on the tense, brooding “What’s Too Much” and “Love Don’t Give No Reason,” which puts Smokey’s crystal falsetto against a dense, moody backdrop of electronic programming. At a time when many artists were delivering songs that were harsh and overwrought, Smokey manages to be modern without losing his understated demeanor. Despite the complexity of the technology, the singer’s simplicity—both in content and tone—comes through, particularly on “Why Do Happy Memories Hurt So Bad” and “Keep Me.”

Customer Reviews

Bobby Bee

See, You gotta judge Smokey in eras...In this particular one, we hadn't heard from Smokey in a while so with the cut "Just To See Her" and the Title Cut, which I saw him do at some beauty pageant, we knew the Poet Laureate of Soul still had it! Three cheers for Smokey!!!

Biography

Born: February 19, 1940 in Detroit, MI

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Berry Gordy founded Motown Records, but one could argue that Smokey Robinson was the man who first pushed America's most iconic soul music label toward greatness. As the leader of the Miracles, Robinson was one of the very first artists signed to the fledgling label in 1959, and while he racked up many hits for it with the Miracles and as a solo act, Robinson was also an invaluable behind-the-scenes talent who wrote songs, produced records, scouted and groomed talent, and served as a vice president...
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