Solo Albums, Vol. 4: Love Breeze/Where There's Smoke...

Solo Albums, Vol. 4: Love Breeze/Where There's Smoke...

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by Smokey Robinson
     
 

Vol. 4 of Hip-O Select's ongoing Smokey Robinson solo album reissue series contains 1978's Love Breeze and its 1979 sequel, Where There's Smoke.... On the whole, Love Breeze is sprightlier than Smokey's records since Quiet Storm, betraying a distinct disco influence not only in its quicker moments butSee more details below

Overview

Vol. 4 of Hip-O Select's ongoing Smokey Robinson solo album reissue series contains 1978's Love Breeze and its 1979 sequel, Where There's Smoke.... On the whole, Love Breeze is sprightlier than Smokey's records since Quiet Storm, betraying a distinct disco influence not only in its quicker moments but also on the smoother, slower numbers, a move that helped freshen his quiet storm routine. It was a welcome transition that Robinson perfected on Where There's Smoke..., a record that was his biggest hit in a decade, a success ushered in by the smash hit "Cruisin'," an easy-rolling piece of seduction, but the entirety of the album finds Smokey in peak form, expertly navigating disco, following Marvin Gaye's lead and steering it toward pop while never losing sight of his signature smooth touch. This two-fer illustrates that even if Smokey wasn't setting trends in the late '70s, he was smooth enough to not be behind the curve.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527586359
catalogNumber:
001516302

Tracks

  1. Why You Wanna See My Bad Side  - Smokey Robinson
  2. Love So Fine  - Smokey Robinson
  3. Feeling You, Feeling Me  - Smokey Robinson
  4. Madam X  - Smokey Robinson
  5. Shoe Soul  - Smokey Robinson
  6. Trying It Again  - Smokey Robinson
  7. Daylight & Darkness  - Smokey Robinson
  8. I'm Loving You Softly  - Smokey Robinson
  9. It's a Good Night  - Smokey Robinson
  10. I Love the Nearness of You  - Smokey Robinson
  11. The Hurt's on You  - Smokey Robinson
  12. Ever Had a Dream  - Smokey Robinson
  13. Get Ready  - Smokey Robinson
  14. Share It  - Smokey Robinson
  15. Cruisin'  - Smokey Robinson
  16. Get Ready  - Smokey Robinson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson   Primary Artist
Rick Zunigar   Guitar
Chuck Rainey   Bass
David T. Walker   Guitar
Michael Sembello   Guitar
Charles Wright   Background Vocals
Ronnie McNeir   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Jack Ashford   Tambourine
Melba Bradford   Background Vocals
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Bongos,Conga
Cheryl Cooper   Background Vocals
Dennis Davis   Drums
Ivory Davis   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Scott Edwards   Bass
Terry Fryer   Keyboards
James Gadson   Drums
Ed Greene   Drums
Byron Gregory   Guitar
Brian Grice   Drums
Roger Harris   Keyboards
Scottie Harris   Drums
Marlo Henderson   Guitar
Patricia Henley   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Michael Jacobsen   Strings,Cello,Horn
James Jamerson   Bass
Danny Leake   Guitar
Richard Littlefield   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   fender rhodes
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Ron Rancifer   Keyboards
Bernard Reed   Bass
Jessie Richardson   Background Vocals
Sylvester Rivers   Keyboards
Claudette Robinson   Background Vocals
Fredrick Roche   Organ
David Sheilds   Bass
Fred Smith   Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Bob Smitty   Vibes
Brenda Sutton   Background Vocals
Wayne Tweed   Bass
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Marvin Tarplin   Guitar
Nathan Watts   Bass
Robert White   Guitar
Reginald Burke   Keyboards,Spoons,cowbell
Paulinho   Percussion
John Barnes   Keyboards
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
James "Alibe" Sledge   Bongos,Conga,Background Vocals
Patricia Henley Talbert   Background Vocals
William "Smokey" Robinson   Background Vocals
Bernard Ighner   Background Vocals
Michael B. Sutton   Keyboards,Clavinet
Scotty Harris   Drums
Lawrence Hanks   Keyboards
Larry Davis   Bass
Paula Dickerson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Butler   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Lyricist
Kim Richmond   Horn Arrangements
Roger Dollarhide   Engineer
Jack Andrews   Mastering
Robert Bowles   Arranger
James Bradford   Composer,Lyricist
Terry Fryer   Arranger
Mike Lizzio   Engineer
Hank Neuberger   Rhythm Engineer
Barney Perkins   Engineer
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Bob Robitaille   Engineer
Art Stewart   Engineer
Brenda Sutton   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Compilation Supervisor,Reissue
Paul David Wilson   Arranger
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Art Wright   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Ellen Fitton   Mastering
Michael Schuman   Engineer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
John Cabalka   Art Direction
Brian Zick   Illustrations
Homer Alexander Talbert   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Wriston Jones   Art Direction
Claude Mougin   Cover Photo
Reginald Burke   Arranger,Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Richard Williams   Composer,Lyricist
Cal Harris   Engineer
William "Smokey" Robinson   Producer
Rose Ella Jones   Composer,Lyricist
Art White   Engineer
Gregory Ross   Art Direction
Michael B. Sutton   Composer,Producer
Rodney Massey   Composer
Kennis Jones   Composer,Lyricist
Lawrence Hanks   Composer
Michael Lizzio   Engineer
Don Boehret   Engineer

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