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A Conversation With Claudette Annette Robinson, Founding Member Of Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Claudette Annette Robinson, founding member of the Motown recording group Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Robinson was the first female artist signed to the Tamla/Motown label.

Robinson talks about growing up in Detroit, forming Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the legacy of Motown Records, and why their music has stood the test of time.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.