Written by
Bob Stumpel

April 6

Ray Charles Guesting In Smokey Robinson’s Motown Revue (1985)

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The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson (a.k.a. The Motown Revue) was a Friday night musical series, broadcast in the summer and autumn of ’85. The format was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys.

Ray Charles, Smokey, Chaka Khan and Tears For Fears starred in the show that aired on September 13. Arsenio Hall and George Solomon appeared in comedy routines.

Ray’s performance was a big party: he started with a solo rendition of Don’t Change On Me, then sang a duet with Smokey on I Can’t Stop Loving You, and then starred in the big finale, a mix of That’s What I Want and What’d I Say (with a.o. Smokey and Chaka Khan).


Mother Goose — 2015-02-22 03:49:36

There is an over sight in this 1985 cast list. You left out regular series cast members Cheryl Rhoads and Doug Wood who were regular cast members who not only appeared in those comedy routines, but wrote them as well!

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