Solo Albums, Vol. 5

Solo Albums, Vol. 5

by Smokey Robinson
     
 

Vol. 5 of Hip-O Select's ongoing Smokey Robinson solo album reissue series is a straight-up reissue of the 1978 live album Smokin'. Although this opens with "The Tracks of My Tears," this isn't an oldie revue heavy on hits with the Miracles. Instead, this double album is very much of its time, relying heavily on recent hitsSee more details below

Overview

Vol. 5 of Hip-O Select's ongoing Smokey Robinson solo album reissue series is a straight-up reissue of the 1978 live album Smokin'. Although this opens with "The Tracks of My Tears," this isn't an oldie revue heavy on hits with the Miracles. Instead, this double album is very much of its time, relying heavily on recent hits with everything, even the classic '60s sides, given a bit of a disco makeover. While these new arrangements hardly trump the originals, they make for a better overall experience: perhaps this isn't Smokey at his absolute peak, but it is a reflection of a legend working hard to build upon his legacy without living in the past.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527668352
catalogNumber:
001549202

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Tracks

  1. The Tracks of My Tears  - Smokey Robinson
  2. Love's So Fine  - Smokey Robinson
  3. Baby That's Backatcha  - Smokey Robinson
  4. The Agony and the Ecstasy  - Smokey Robinson
  5. Quiet Storm  - Smokey Robinson
  6. Dialogue  - Smokey Robinson
  7. Why You Wanna See My Bad Side  - Smokey Robinson
  8. Daylight and Darkness  - Smokey Robinson
  9. Madam X  - Smokey Robinson
  10. Dialogue II  - Smokey Robinson
  11. The Tears of a Clown  - Smokey Robinson
  12. Bad Girl/(You Can) Depend on Me  - Smokey Robinson
  13. Here I Go Again  - Smokey Robinson
  14. Mickey's Monkey  - Smokey Robinson
  15. You've Really Got a Hold On Me  - Smokey Robinson
  16. Shoe Soul  - Smokey Robinson
  17. I Second That Emotion  - Smokey Robinson
  18. Ooo Baby Baby  - Smokey Robinson
  19. Vitamin U  - Smokey Robinson
  20. Baby Come Close  - Smokey Robinson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson   Primary Artist
Sonny Burke   Keyboards
Ivory Davis   Background Vocals,Timpani,Kettle Drums
Patricia Henley   Background Vocals
Michael Jacobsen   Cello,Saxophone
James Jamerson   Bass
Roderick Rancifer   Keyboards
Fred Smith   Flute,Saxophone
Wayne Tweed   Bass
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Marvin Tarplin   Guitar
James "Alibe" Sledge   Conga,Background Vocals
Scotty Harris   Drums

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Cleveland   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Terry McFaddin   Composer
Brenda Sutton   Composer,Producer
Russ Terrana   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Neil Zlozower   Back Cover Photo
Norm Ung   Art Direction
Terry Johnson   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Randy Dunlap   Sound Coordinator
James Bradford   Composer
Larry Brown   Composer
Warren Moore   Composer
Rose Ella Jones   Composer
Pamela Moffett   Composer
Gregory Ross   Art Direction
Michael B. Sutton   Composer,Producer
Barbara Ramsey   Wardrobe Coordinator
Bob Holland   Cover Photo

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