He’s “the poet laureate of soul,” creator of the “Quiet Storm” – not to mention one of the most accomplished hit makers of the last half century. Who better to get Tacoma couples in a Valentine’s state of mind than William “Smokey” Robinson?
The Motown legend headlined a joyful two-hour set at the Emerald Queen Casino tonight, and in the process demonstrated to a packed house that his voice is still silky after all these years. And a few days shy of 70, Robinson still has a few gyrations left in those creaky, ol’ hips. He even rocked a pair of red, leather pants during the latter half of the show. Bet your grandpa ain’t half that sexy.
Here’s a set list for starters, with more notes and pics on the way.
Smokey Robinson set list
Valentine’s Day 2010
Emerald Queen Casino
Going to a Go-Go
I Second that Emotion
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
Ooo Baby Baby
The Way You Do the Things You Do (Temptations)
Get Ready (Temptations)
My Girl (Temptations)
The Tears of a Clown
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
In Other Words (a.k.a. Fly Me to the Moon, Bart Howard)
I Can’t Get You Anything But Love (Baby)
Being With You
Just to See Her
Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage
The Tracks of My Tears