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Format: CD
Sku: 210593681
UPC: 602517936478
UPC 14: 00602517936478
Release Date: 1/27/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Cruisin' ~ Smokey Robinson
2. One Heartbeat ~ Smokey Robinson
3. Baby Baby Don't Cry - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
4. Choosey Beggar - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
5. Swept For You Baby - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
6. More Love - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
7. Quiet Storm ~ Smokey Robinson
8. My Love For You - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
9. Baby Come Close ~ Smokey Robinson
10. Ooo Baby Baby - (featuring The Miracles) ~ Smokey Robinson
11. I've Made Love To You A Thousand Times ~ Smokey Robinson
12. Being With You ~ Smokey Robinson

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Smokey Robinson (vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Kevin Reeves.
Muze PNote Arrangers: David Blumberg; Russell Turner; George Tobin; Sonny Burke ; Smokey Robinson.
Muze PNote Both with the Miracles and on his own, Smokey Robinson has established himself as the owner of one of the most sensual voices in R&B. Accordingly, LOVE SONGS features some of Robinson's most romantic tunes from both his solo career and his early Miracles days. From tracks like "Ooo Baby Baby" and "Choosey Beggar" that helped to put the Motown sound on the map in the '60s to later hits like the smooth "Cruisin'" and "Being With You," Smokey's story of love becomes an open book here.

Producer: Clarence Paul; George Tobin; Sonny Burke; Pete Moore; Peter Bunetta; Rick Chudacoff; Terry Johnson; Willie Hutch; Smokey Robinson; Clarence Paul; Harry Weinger; Rick Chudacoff; Terry Johnson; Warren Moore; Willie Hutch; Smokey Robinson; Bob Davis; Bob Dav

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Miracles

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Cruisin Chrome Series
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 13-Oldies But Goodies
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider 25th Anniversary Tour
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 1-3
Muze Music Compilations Classic Soul 9: Wdas Fm
Muze Music Compilations Motown Classics: gold
Muze Music Compilations Motown Remixed
Muze Music Compilations Essential Kenny G
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection0306
Muze Music Compilations 80S Soul Gold 0906
Muze Music Compilations Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Muze Music Compilations Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Motown Record
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Kenny G
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1961
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Where It All Began
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:kenny G
Muze Music Compilations Art Of Mccartney
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Soul Train (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Icon
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0

Associated Artists and Works

Gaye, Marvin
Miracles (The)
Temptations (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/27/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1793647
Music Label Name Label : Motown
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a


Smokey Robinson

A founding member of the Miracles at Northern High School, Detroit, in 1955, Smokey Robinson became one of the leading figures in the local music scene by the end of the decade. His flexible tenor voice, which swooped easily into falsetto, made him the group's obvious lead vocalist, and by 1957 he was composing his own variations on the R&B hits of the day. That year he met Berry Gordy, who was writing songs for R&B star Jackie Wilson, and looking for local acts to produce. Vastly impressed by Robinson's affable personality and promising writing talent, Gordy took the teenager under his wing. He produced a series of Miracles singles in 1958 and 1959, all of which featured Robinson as composer and lead singer, and leased them to prominent R&B labels. In 1960 he signed the Miracles to his Motown Records stable, and began to groom Robinson as his second-in-command.

In Motown's early days, Robinson was involved in every facet of the company's operations, writing, producing and making his own records, helping in the business of promotion and auditioning many of the scores of young hopefuls who were attracted by Gordy's growing reputation as an entrepreneur. Robinson had begun his career as a producer by overseeing the recording of the Miracles' "Way Over There", and soon afterwards he was charged with developing the talents of Mary Wells and the Supremes. Wells soon became Robinson's most successful protegee: Robinson wrote and produced a sophisticated series of hit singles for her between 1962 and 1964. These records, such as "You Beat Me to the Punch", "Two Lovers" and "My Guy", demonstrated his growing confidence as a writer, able to use paradox and metaphor to transcend the usual banalities of the teenage popular song. A measure of Robinson's influence over Wells' career is the fact that she was unable to repeat her chart success after she elected to leave Motown, and Robinson, in 1964.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Robinson,Smokey
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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