Away We a Go-Go by The Miracles


Away We a Go-Go is a 1966 album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. The album features the singles "(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need", a Billboard Top 20 Pop hit, written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland; and "Whole Lot of Shakin' in My Heart (Since I Met You)", written and produced by Frank Wilson. The album uses a different take of "I'm the One You Need" than what was issued on the single. A third single was planned for release from this album, the tune "More, More, More (of Your Love)", cataloged as Tamla T-54005, but the single was never released. It was later covered by the regional group Bob Brady and The Con Chords. Still another single from this album, the Stevie Wonder / Ivy Jo Hunter composition of "Can You Love A Poor Boy", was released to radio stations as a special Disc Jockey Advanced Single , Tamla T-540 , but was never given an official catalog number for general release. It too, inspired cover versions by Gil Bernal and Ronnie Walker.

Also featured are covers of contemporary hits, among them The Temptations' "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", (which The Miracles actually recorded in 1964, some two years before The Temptations did), Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, and two Dionne Warwick songs, "Walk On By", and " Don't Know What to Do With Myself".The original ballad, "Baby Baby", was composed by Motown staff songwriters and recording artists The Lewis Sisters. who had also written songs for other Motown artists, including Marvin Gaye , Gladys Knight & The Pips, Brenda Holloway , and Martha & The Vandellas . Although not pictured on the cover (or on any Miracles album cover since 1963's The Fabulous Miracles), original Miracles member Claudette Robinson is pictured with the group on this album's back cover. Away We a Go-Go was originally released on CD in 1992, and was re-released in 2002 in a Motown two-disc set with The Miracles' 1965 album Going to a Go-Go.