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Renaissance/Do It Baby
     

Renaissance/Do It Baby

by The Miracles
 
Two years after Hip-O Select reissued 1975's City of Angels, the label paired the Miracles' two preceding albums. 1973's Renaissance was the group's first album without Smokey Robinson. Despite a great amount of support from Smokey -- he proudly handed the baton to new lead vocalist Billy

Overview

Two years after Hip-O Select reissued 1975's City of Angels, the label paired the Miracles' two preceding albums. 1973's Renaissance was the group's first album without Smokey Robinson. Despite a great amount of support from Smokey -- he proudly handed the baton to new lead vocalist Billy Griffin, supported them in public, and served as executive producer -- Renaissance didn't crack the Top 30 of the Billboard R&B chart. Ironically, the Miracles had much more commercial success with the 1974 follow-up, the creatively inferior Do It Baby, but that had much to do with the title track, which was a Top Five R&B hit. As liner notes author Peter Doggett points out, this two-fer marks the "worldwide CD debut" for both albums. They've long been a forgotten part of Motown's past, but the mere roster of collaborators -- including Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Willie Hutch, Leon Ware, and Marvin Gaye -- should catch the ears of '70s soul fans. Renaissance is a great album, and Do It Baby has its moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2012
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602537031207
catalogNumber:
001686202
Rank:
7090

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miracles   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Clifton Davis   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Executive Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Hidle Brown Barnum   Arranger
David Blumberg   Arranger
Leonard Caston   Producer
Hal Davis   Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Richard Hutch   Composer
Willie Hutch   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mel Larson   Composer,Producer
Jerry Long   Arranger
Jerry Marcellino   Composer,Producer
Clay McMurray   Composer,Producer
Fonce Mizell   Arranger,Producer
Larry Mizell   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger
Freddie Perren   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joe Porter   Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Tom Sellers   Arranger
Arthur Wright   Arranger
Frank Frezzo   Illustrations
Leon Ware   Composer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Frank Wilson   Producer
Elgie Stover   Composer
Don Fenceton   Composer
LaVerne Ware   Composer
Christine Yarian   Composer
Michele Horie   Producer
James Carmichael   Arranger
T. Hiller   Composer
Pamela Sawyer   Composer
Arthur "T-Boy" Ross   Composer
Teresa Tsuzaki   Licensing
Dennis Jackson   Composer
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Gary Fears   Composer

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