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 Motown / Uni 2:36
Anthology [1973] 1973 Motown 2:30
The 35th Anniversary Collection 1994 Motown 2:42
No Image 1995 Motown 2:40
Tracks of My Tears 2000 Spectrum Music / Universal / Spectrum 2:32
Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology 2002 Chronicles / Motown 2:36
Gold 2006 Motown 2:34
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 9: 1969 2008
Various Artists
Hip-O Select 2:39
Gold: International Version 2008 Universal 2:42
Icons: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 2009 Universal / Universal Distribution / Universal Music 2:33