Best Of Smokey Robinson & Mira CD (1999)

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Label Uni/motown
SKU 60327384
UPC 601215339826
UPC 14 00601215339826
Format CD
Release Date 8/10/1999
Links
Author Smokey Robinson & Miracles
Compilation Appearance Big Chill
Compilation Appearance Millennium Collection-20th Cen
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Cruisin Chrome Series
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 9-Oldies But Goodies
Compilation Appearance 35th Anniversary Collection
Compilation Appearance Vol. 13-Oldies But Goodies
Compilation Appearance Best Of Smokey Robinson & Mira
Compilation Appearance Lowrider 25th Anniversary Tour
Compilation Appearance Last Dragon
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Best Of Motown 1970s
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1970s Millennium Collection
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1960s
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Best Of Motown 1960s
Compilation Appearance Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 1-3
Compilation Appearance Motown Story Volume One-The Sixties
Compilation Appearance Big Chill (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Classic Soul 9: Wdas Fm
Compilation Appearance Motown Classics: gold
Compilation Appearance Motown Remixed
Compilation Appearance Essential Kenny G
Compilation Appearance 80S Soul Gold 0906
Compilation Appearance Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Compilation Appearance More Motown Classics Gold
Compilation Appearance Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Compilation Appearance Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Compilation Appearance Motown 50 Fanthology
Compilation Appearance Icon
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance Best Of Soul Train (Live)
Compilation Appearance Motown Record
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Kenny G
Compilation Appearance America's Greatest Hits 1961
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance Where It All Began
Compilation Appearance Icon:motown Christmas
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:kenny G
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Anthology
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Party Starter Level 1-The Classics
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection0306
Compilation Appearance Essential 3.0
Associated Artist/Work Copycats
Associated Artist/Work Dido
Associated Artist/Work Gaye, Marvin
Associated Artist/Work Miracles (The)
Associated Artist/Work Temptations (The)
Technical Info
CatalogID AA121533982
Lable Name Motown
Released 08/10/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601215339826
Album Notes and Credits
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Bobby Rogers, Warren Moore, Ronnie White, Billy Griffin (vocals).
Producers include: Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Freddie Perren.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1960 & 1975.
Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
Smokey Robinson's consistently brilliant songwriting led Bob Dylan to call him "the greatest living American poet." As one-disc greatest hits collections go, this really is the ultimate Smokey disc. The epic soul of "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," subsequently covered with much elan by the Beatles, has perhaps only Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me" for company as one of the most moving, gospel-tinged soul ballads of the 1960s. All the band's best known songs are here, from 1959's "Bad Girl," which is gorgeous pop doo-wop, with nary a hint of the Motown sound to come, to 1972's "We've Come Too Far to End It Now," which was among the classic Motown sound's last flowerings. What holds the collection together, of course, is Robinson's heartbreaking falsetto. If you haven't swooned to it on the likes of "Ooo Baby Baby," you should check to see if you still have a pulse.
Disc 1
1 Tears Of A Clown, The
2 Shop Around
3 Tracks Of My Tears, The
4 I Second That Emotion
5 Mickey's Monkey
6 You've Really Got A Hold On Me
7 More Love
8 Ooo Baby Baby
9 Cruisin' - (with Smokey Robinson)
10 Just To See Her - (with Smokey Robinson)
11 Love Machine - (long version, with The Miracles/Billy Griffin)

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