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Written on Nov, 17, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Smokey Robinson has a great feel for the soul of Gershwin songs, which is explained by what he described as his childhood love of the music. At the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, along with many many talented artists, he performed a few songs. My favorite was “Our Love is Here to Stay!” 😉 Just kidding. …

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Written on Jul, 05, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

July 5, 2016 Librarian of Congress Names Smokey Robinson Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song One of Music’s Greatest Living Lyrical Poets Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao today announced that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A rhythm and blues icon whose career …

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Written on Jan, 24, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

  In November, Willie Nelson traveled to Washington D.C. to become the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and watched Neil Young, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Jamey Johnson and more play his tracks. “It is a great honor,” Nelson said at the time, taking the moment to make an announcement: “I have been a fan of Ira …

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