Smokey Robinson / Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

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Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin, and Al Cleveland collaborated on this overlooked Miracles recording from 1969. Despite decent chart numbers, number 37 pop and number four R&B, this one is not mentioned much, remade at all, or sung by Robinson or the revamped Miracles in concert. It has a tricky, poignant rhythm track that stammers and blares at strategic points throughout the song. Claudette Robinson's sweet soprano rings out brightly over her cohorts, and more of her is always good. The flip side "Darling Dear" also got some spins and achieved a number 100 ranking on Billboard's pop 100 chart.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
A Pocket Full of Miracles 1970 Tamla
Anthology [1973] 1973 Motown 2:30
No Image 1990 Motown
The 35th Anniversary Collection 1994 Island/Def Jam / Motown / Universal Music 2:42
The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 1995 Motown 2:40
Tracks of My Tears 2000 Spectrum Music / Universal/Spectrum 2:32
Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology 2002 Motown / Universal 2:34
Soul Legends 2006 Universal International 2:40
Gold 2006 Motown 2:34
Gold: International Version 2008 Polystar / Universal Music 2:39
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Motown 2:41
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