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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Scoring over 40 hits in the R&B Top 40 charts, the Miracles started out as the Five Chimes in the mid-'50s while the members were still in high school. The Detroit vocal group consisted of William "Smokey" Robinson, Warren "Pete" Moore, Clarence "Humble" Dawson, Donald Wicker, and James "Rat" Grice. Not too long after the group formed, Wicker and Grice left and were replaced by cousins Emerson "Sonny" Rogers and Bobby Rogers, who both sang tenor, and baritonist Ronnie White was in Dawson's place. The vocal quintet then changed their name to the Matadors, and in 1956 Claudette Rogers joined the band after her brother Sonny Rogers was drafted. The Matadors auditioned for Jackie Wilson's manager, Nat Tarnapol, in 1956. Although Tarnapol wasn't interested, finding the group too similar to the Platters, Jackie Wilson's songwriter Berry Gordy Jr. was, and he soon began producing the band, who now went by the name the Miracles. Gordy produced their first single, "Get a Job," which was issued by the N.Y. label End Records in 1958.

After one more release on this label, the Miracles recorded their first song for Gordy's new Motown/Tamla label, 1959's "Bad Girl" (which was issued nationally on the Chess label). Next came the first hit for both the group and the label, 1960's "Shop Around," which reached number one on the R&B charts and number two pop. The next song by the Miracles to hit the number one R&B spot and reach the pop Top Ten came two years later with "You've Really Got a Hold on Me." Smokey and Claudette got married in 1963, and she retired from the group a year later. The band's last big hit before they changed their name from the Miracles was "Going to a Go-Go" (1966), which climbed into the Top Five on the R&B charts, and the pop Top 20. Later that year, "I'm the One You Need" reached the Top 20. After this, the group's name changed to Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and they scored two more number one songs: "I Second That Emotion" (1967) and "The Tears of a Clown" (1970).

Smokey left the group to pursue a solo career in 1972 and 20-year-old Billy Griffin was brought in to replace the lead singer. Once again the Miracles, the band scored several more hits, including "Do It Baby" and "Don't Cha Love It," which both reached the R&B Top Ten. The Miracles experienced a big success in early 1976 with "Love Machine (Part 1)," which reached number one on the pop charts. The multi-million selling single came off of their second album without Smokey, 1975's City of Angels, and stayed on the charts for over six months, making it the longest-running hit the band ever had. Their final album on the Motown label, The Power of Music, followed. After this, the Miracles added a new member, Billy Griffin's brother Don, and the band switched over to Columbia Records. Their first CBS release was Love Crazy (1977), which contained a single, "Spy for the Brotherhood," that was pulled off the record after complaints from the FBI. The group's last charting single, "Mean Machine," made the R&B Top 100 in 1978. Billy Griffin pursued a solo career, and Warren "Pete" Moore became a record producer in Detroit. In the late '80s, Bobby Rogers started the New Miracles, and in 1990 the Miracles (including Billy Griffin and Claudette Robinson) reunited to re-record "Love Machine" for the U.K. Motorcity label. Ronnie White died from leukemia in 1995 and Griffin died in 2013 from diabetes complications. ~ Joslyn Layne
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology

Disc 1

1. Got A Job

2. Bad Girl

3. Way Over There

4. (You Can) Depend On Me

5. Who's Lovin' You

6. Shop Around

7. Ain't It Baby

8. Mighty Good Lovin'

9. Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues

10. What's So Good About Goodbye

11. I'll Try Something New

12. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

13. A Love She Can Count On

14. I Can Take A Hint

15. I've Been Good To You (Live)

16. Mickey's Monkey

17. Whatever Makes You Happy

18. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying

19. (You Can't Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You

20. I Like It Like That

21. That's What Love Is Made Of

22. Would I Love You

23. Come On Do The Jerk

24. Baby Don't You Go

25. Ooo Baby Baby

26. The Tracks Of My Tears

27. My Girl Has Gone

Disc 2

1. Going To A Go-Go

2. Choosey Beggar

3. Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)

4. (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need

5. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage

6. More Love

7. I Second That Emotion

8. If You Can Want

9. Yester Love

10. Special Occasion

11. Give Her Up

12. Baby, Baby Don't Cry

13. Doggone Right

14. Here I Go Again

15. Abraham, Martin And John

16. Point It Out

17. Darling Dear

18. Who's Gonna Take The Blame

19. The Tears Of A Clown

20. I Don't Blame You At All

21. Crazy About The La La La

22. Satisfaction

23. When Sundown Comes

24. We've Come Too Far To End It Now

25. I Can't Stand To See You Cry

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Track List: Going To A Go-Go / Away We A-Go-Go

1. The Tracks Of My Tears

2. Going To A Go-Go

3. Ooo Baby Baby

4. My Girl Has Gone

5. In Case You Need Love

6. Choosey Beggar

7. Since You Won My Heart

8. From Head To Toe

9. All That's Good

10. My Baby Changes Like The Weather

11. Let Me Have Some

12. A Fork In The Road

13. Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)

14. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

15. (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need

16. Save Me

17. Oh Be My Love

18. Can You Love A Poor Boy

19. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

20. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

21. Baby Baby

22. Walk On By

23. Swept For You Baby

26. Goin' Out Of My Head

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Track List: The Ultimate Collection

1. Going To A Go-Go

2. I Second That Emotion

3. Shop Around

4. Way Over There

5. Bad Girl

6. Who's Lovin' You

7. I'll Try Something New

8. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

9. Mickey's Monkey

10. I Like It Like That

11. Ooo Baby Baby

12. Choosey Beggar

13. My Girl Has Gone

14. The Tears Of A Clown

15. Baby, Baby Don't Cry

16. Tracks Of My Tears

17. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage

19. More Love

20. Special Occasion

21. If You Can Want

22. Yester Love

23. We've Come Too Far To End It Now

24. What's So Good About Goodbye

25. (You Can) Depend On Me

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Track List: The 35th Anniversary Collection

Disc 1

1. Got A Job

2. I Cry

3. Bad Girl

4. All I Want Is You

5. It

6. Way Over There

7. The Feeling Is So Fine

8. (You Can) Depend On Me

9. Shop Around (Original Detroit Version)

10. Who's Lovin' You

11. Shop Around

12. After All

13. Ain't It Baby

14. Mighty Good Lovin'

15. Broken Hearted

16. Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues

17. That's The Way I Feel

18. Determination

19. I Had To Cry

20. What's So Good About Goodbye

21. I've Been Good To You

22. I'll Try Something New

23. You Never Miss A Good Thing

24. If Your Mother Only Knew

25. He Don't Care About Me

26. A Love That Can Never Be

Disc 2

1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

2. Happy Landing

3. Father Dear

4. A Love She Can Count On

5. Mickey's Monkey

6. Whatever Makes You Happy

7. The Day You Take One (You Have To Take The Other)

8. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying

9. (You Can't Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You

10. Heartbreak Road

11. Show Me You Can Dance

12. I Like It Like That

13. You're So Fine And Sweet

14. That's What Love Is Made Of

15. Baby Don't You Go

16. Ooo Baby Baby

17. All That's Good

18. The Tracks Of My Tears

19. A Fork In The Road

20. My Girl Has Gone

21. Going To A Go-Go

22. Choosey Beggar

23. I'm Stuck On You

24. Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)

25. Oh Be My Love

Disc 3

1. (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need

2. My Business, Your Pleasure

3. Save Me

4. It's A Good Feeling

5. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage

6. Come Spy With Me

7. My Love For You

8. More Love

9. After You Put Back The Pieces (I'll Still Have A Broken Heart)

10. I Second That Emotion

11. You Must Be Love

12. I Care About Detroit

13. If You Can Want

14. When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat

15. Yester Love

16. You Only Build Me Up To Tear Me Down

17. Special Occasion

18. Baby, Baby Don't Cry

19. Doggone Right

20. The Composer

21. Here I Go Again

22. Once I Got To Know You (Couldn't Help But Love You)

23. Abraham, Martin And John

24. What Love Has Joined Together

Disc 4

1. Point It Out

2. Who's Gonna Take The Blame

3. I Gotta Thing For You

4. The Tears Of A Clown

5. Promise Me

6. I Don't Blame You At All

7. There's A Sad Story Here

8. Crazy About The La La La

9. Satisfaction

10. We've Come Too Far To End It Now

11. I Can't Stand To See You Cry

12. Here I Go Again (Live)

13. Sweet Harmony

14. Don't Let It End ('Til You Let It Begin)

15. Do It Baby

16. Don't Cha Love It

17. Quiet Storm

18. Love Machine (Pt.1)

19. Cruisin'

20. Being With You

21. Just To See Her

22. One Heartbeat

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Track List: Whatever Makes You Happy

1. Money

3. Whatever Makes You Happy

6. From Head To Toe

7. More More More Of Your Love

9. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

10. Don't Think It's Me

11. Dancing's Alright

12. You Only Build Me Up To Tear Me Down

13. I'll Take You Any Way That You Come

14. My World Is Empty Without You

15. Dreams Dreams

16. Backfire

17. Flower Girl

18. Faces

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Track List: Hi We're The Miracles

1. Who's Lovin' You

2. (You Can) Depend On Me

3. A Heart Like Mine

4. Shop Around

6. Cause I Love You

8. After All

9. Way Over There

10. Money (That's What I Want)

11. Don't Leave Me

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Mistakes i know i made a few but I miss you ricky and still love you forever baby
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' . . . if you feel the notion . . .
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My fav. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles song is Tracks of My Tears! Someone covered it in the late 80's and dug the song hard. Then I heard the original and I was blown away by Smokey's velvet alto.
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what's the two step?
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I learned how to do the two step on smokey robinson & the miracles they are the best
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We've come to far to end it, nice smooth song��
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Over you
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None smoother.... s u a v e crooner as Mr. William SMOKEY Robinson!! Just smoooooooooo o o t h ! !
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Smokey.
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Great Artist and music.
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pmallen192
Oldies but Goodies? Tuh! Best Music Ever to come about!
Back in the day..those Men really Loved their Women & was not ashamed to let them & everyone else know it!
So hate those days & times are long gone@
Memories, though!
Love it!
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Welcome to my favorite music �� it classics never die
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YEAHHH BABY��
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Baby, baby, baby, I am at the end of my rope over you. L U. F.
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SmokeyRobins o n , & the Miracles the great music Priscilla
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Lame how someone like Tu Pac has a better written biography than this soul singing legend....
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I am still crying for you baby, gone but not forgotten!!! ! @
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I will call if you give me your number phone I want to love you baby mike
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My dad hated rock & roll (I'm 66), which of course only made it more compelling to me. Thanks Dad!
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At 69 years old I can't stop listening to the 60s and 70s Motown. Brings back the worry free days of wine,women, and most importantly SONG. MOTOWN FOR EVER��⌛️��
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Beautifully capturing the pangs of young love... also too, a great beat ;)
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As we grow older,no need to fear.When you need me, I'll be here. I'll be beside you every step of the way. A heart that's truthful.Kee p i n g it youthful.,wi t h more love.More joy,that age of time could never distroy.My love with be so solid.It will take a hunrded lifetiems tier it down,wier it down.... Pure poetry.
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if u don't know smokey u don't know music!
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Smokey the greatest
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Crying over you till the end
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That the kinda music I grew up with.old school .
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The Miracles version of "Whats So Good About Goodbye " made me a lifetime fan of Smokey Robinson.
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I always loved the tracked of my tears one of my favorite love smokey since the age 14teen still love him at age 65.
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Nice
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Smokey is my favorite singer, i love him. I am 57yrs old and had a crush on him since i was 12Yr old.. ooooo baby babyyyy.���� . Go Smokey!!!
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Still crying baby,baby for you. My tears are never ending for you!:'( :'(
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go smokey he was here in Dc 4th of July - he still has it - amazing
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Wow smokeys voice ��
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Smoking Smokey Robinson.... May he rein forever.
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Smokey baby.....
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rate them above the highly
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I loved all the miracle, and Smokie songs







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We've come too far To end it now ...
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The Motown legends...
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Been listening to this 60 yearss


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