Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

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A curious release, the Miracles had better songs in the can that stayed shelved until the '90s. It followed the bawling "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" the summer of 1965 but many DJs flipped it in favor of "Here I Go Again." The mid-tempo song featured a small bass role by Warren "Pete" Moore, the group's lowest voice, but not a booming, bottom bass. Smokey Robinson sung more subdued during this era, like he really wasn't into it and had other things on his mind. He collaborated on this one with Al Cleveland and Marvin Tarplin. It did well for a song that was dropped from their live act a year after it came out: number nine R&B and number 32 pop; the flip checked in at number 15 R&B and number 37 Pop.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Time Out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 1969 Motown / Uni / Universal Music 2:58
Anthology [1973] 1973 Motown 2:56
The 35th Anniversary Collection 1994 Motown 2:59
No Image 1995 Motown 3:00
Time out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles/Four in Blue 2001 Motown 3:01
Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology 2002 Chronicles / Motown 3:00
Gold 2006 Motown 2:58
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 9: 1969 2008
Various Artists
Hip-O Select 2:58
Gold: International Version 2008 Universal 2:59
The Definitive Collection 2008 Motown 2:59
Icons: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 2009 Universal / Universal Distribution / Universal Music 2:57