Smokey Robinson's singing is so smooth and distinct that other singers sing about his singing in their songs. (Say that five times fast.)
"When Smokey sings, I hear violins. When Smokey sings, I forget everything . . . " --ABC
"No one can sing, quite like Smokey, Smokey Robinson . . . " --Tom Tom Club
Smokey Robinson is also a great songwriter. He wrote My Guy for Mary Wells, The Way You Do the Things You Do for The Temptations,
Don't Mess with Bill for The Marvelettes,
and many, many more.
Thank you, Smokey!