Musical palate cleanser, just like Pagliacci did edition

Here’s another clip I’d never seen before until just recently (h/t) — Smokey Robinson on Daryl Hall’s Live from Daryl’s House, performing “Tears of a Clown”.

As the old TV ad went, “that’s Smokey!”  Very fine…


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9 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, just like Pagliacci did edition

  1. PharmDawg

    If The Beatles cover a song you wrote, and a Beatle (George Harrison) writes a song about you (Pure Smokey), you are a legendary figure in my estimation

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  2. truck

    Smokey Robinson is one of the greatest American singer-songwriters of all time. “But dad, it’s Smokey.”

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  3. Spike

    One of the best. What a pity that kind of music is not made anymore..

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  4. illinidawg

    Hold on, you need to watch Sara Smile morph into OOO Baby Baby!


  5. Comin' Down The Track

    Live from Daryl’s House is a fantastic show.


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  7. Muttley

    What a nice surprise that was (though I miss the bassoon). One of my first Motown favorites when I was discovering it all in high school (via oldies radio, RIP) and one of the best Motown lyrics, pre-“What’s Goin’ On”.


  8. AthensHomerDawg

    I can’t listen to Smokey without memories of watching Soul Train and Midnight Special. Anybody here actually play in a garage band? lol.

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