Smokey Robinson’s Pacific Journey

Smokey Robinson’s Pacific Journey: Soul legend Smokey Robinson is 82 years outdated, so in all probability it’s no marvel that his set is a concise and relaxed hour. Possibly a couple of mins over, however by no means many. Judging via fresh set lists at different towns, that’s in most cases the case at the moment. However right here’s the article — Smoke (as we come to be informed Stevie Marvel calls him) packs extra into an hour than maximum artists squeeze into two.

There aren’t any opening acts, so it looks like we’re leaving simply as we’ve gotten settled. However once more, a Smokey display is far more about high quality than amount. Over the process 60 mins, the person dances, jokes with the target audience, makes a minimum of 50 % of that very same target audience swoon on multiple instance, tells some superb Motown tales, and naturally sings his middle out.

(Brett Callwood)

His voice continues to be silky clean when he glides on from the again of the Pacific Amphitheatre, crooning “Being With You.” Miracles gem stones “I 2nd That Emotion” and “You’ve In reality Were given a Hang On Me” give option to a medley of Temptation classics that he wrote — “The Method You Do the Issues You Do,” “Get Able” and “My Woman.”

Robinson tells us about how nice the Motown Christmas events have been again within the day, and about Stevie Marvel’s poetic turns of word. He hilariously faux-flirts with a lady within the entrance row whilst joking together with her husband but, regardless of the mild humor of the placement, there are masses within the crowd who would have swapped puts together with her. The person has nonetheless were given it.

His model of “Fly Me to the Moon” is lovely, and naturally we get the “Tears” double whammy of “Tears of a Clown” and “The Tracks of My Tears.” Each are carried out completely via an impressive singer and his superior band.

There’s no Smoke with out fireplace, and Robinson introduced the warmth to Orange County.

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Updated: August 15, 2022 — 4:04 pm