Delores “Honey” Sykes informed TBGB that Eddie Robinson, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist, passed away in Detroit April 25, 2014. His home going service will take place in Detroit on Saturday, June 7.

Among Robinson’s many writing credits are the Duncanaires’ 1960s singles “Breathe On Me” and “One Step Closer;” Tessie Hill’s “He Keeps Doing Great Things for Me” (also recorded by LaShun Pace); “Don’t Forget To Remember (Where All Your Blessings Come From)” recorded by Rev. James Cleveland; and “Reflections of the Man Inside.”

Two years ago, TBGB reviewed Robinson’s 2002 CD Elephant Song.  His 2010 album Back on Track, as by Eddie Robinson GM (Global Man), included guest artists such as Tessie Hill, Loretta Oliver, the John Eberhart Community Choir, and the Dynamic Soul Superiors.

We extend our sincerest sympathies to Eddie Robinson’s family and friends.

Here’s Bro. Eddie singing “Reflections of the Man Inside” (1974):


  1. Anonymous June 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    The Greatest!

  2. […] Me What You Want Me To Do,” written by Eddie Robinson, recorded by Tessie Hill, […]

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Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.