119. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Hard to say much novel about Smokey Robinson. He’s an integral part of American music history, a writer, singer and producer of dozens of famous popular songs as part of the Motown record company. When you talk about “Smokey”, everybody knows who you’re talking about.

Smokey’s MySpace Page

Smokey on Wikipedia

As part of the final review, I found myself adding a few extra songs for the collection, so I can hear Smokey sing a few different tunes. My favorite is “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me”. “The Tears Of A Clown”, with its unusual instrumentation and propulsive beat, is in the same class. I’ve included quite a few one and two star songs, to honor Smokey Robinson with a broad collection of his work.

Not the best video quality, but that is impressive.

You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me, The Miracles ✭✭✭✭
Ooo Baby Baby, The Miracles ✭✭✭
The Tracks Of My Tears, The Miracles ✭✭✭
A Heart Like Mine, The Miracles ✭✭
Shop Around, The Miracles ✭✭
Mickey’s Monkey, The Miracles
Way Over There, The Miracles

The Tears Of A Clown, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭✭✭
Going To A Go Go, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭✭
Baby, Baby Don’t Cry, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭✭
Choosey Beggar, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭
If You Can Want, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭
I Second That Emotion,Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭
Yester Love, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ✭✭
More Love, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Cruisin’, Smokey Robinson ✭✭✭

4 thoughts on “119. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

  1. Richard Supan October 12, 2009 / 5:05 PM

    Special Occasion, Bad Girl, Satisfaction, and Abraham, Martin, and John would also be on my listing.

    As a solo performer, Being With You, Baby Come Close and Quiet Storm have merit as well.

    On a side note, “I Second That Emotion” was my first 45 record purchase many, many, many years ago. I also saw Smokey perform live several times. My favorite was his farewell tour with the Miracles at the Cow Palace in 1972.

    Rich “The Soul Man” Supan

    • theperfectipodcollection October 13, 2009 / 2:35 AM

      Thank you Mr. Soul Man, old basketball buddy. I appreciate the input, and it makes sense to comment here, so we have them on the blog.

    • theperfectipodcollection October 15, 2009 / 1:50 PM

      “Quiet Storm” added to the collection.

  2. armymann December 23, 2009 / 10:02 PM

    hey man he is my inspiration

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