Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: 1957–1972
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1957-1972 is a 1972 double album by The Miracles on Motown Information’ Tamla label. This two-record set is famous because the group’s remaining sequence of stay concert events with unique lead singer Smokey Robinson, recorded over a interval of three days, July 14–16, throughout the 1972 Nationwide Parks Centennial, on the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, D.C., and charted at #75 on the Billboard Prime 200 Album chart, and at #14 on its R&B Album chart. Through the present, Smokey’s spouse, unique Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson, who stopped touring with the group in 1964 (however continued recording with them), reunited with the Miracles on stage for the primary time in eight years. As a celebration of the group’s fifteen years collectively, The Miracles made this an “all request” present, the place viewers members might select which of the group’s lengthy string of hits they needed carried out. Additionally, on the finish of the live performance, Miracles followers had been launched to the group’s new lead singer, Billy Griffin. Based on Smokey’s autobiography, Smokey: Inside My Life, The Miracles’ remaining live performance was videotaped in film kind, however was by no means publicly launched. Nonetheless, 1957-1972 was launched on CD initially in 1990, and re-released once more in 2004 together with The Miracles’ 1969 “Dwell” album within the 2004 Motown/Hip-O Choose launch Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: The Dwell Assortment.

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Aspect one

  1. “The Tears of a Clown” (Smokey Robinson, Hank Cosby, Stevie Marvel)
  2. “I Do not Blame You at All” (Robinson)
  3. “Satisfaction” (Robinson)
  4. “Acquired to Be There” (Elliot Willensky)

Aspect two

  1. “Extra Love” (Robinson)
  2. “We have Come Too Far to Finish It Now” (Johnny Bristol, Wade Brown, Jr., David Jones, Jr.)
  3. “Abraham, Martin & John” (Dick Holler)

Aspect three

  1. “Intro of Orchestra”
  2. “Unhealthy Lady” (Robinson, Berry Gordy)
  3. “Store Round” (Robinson, Gordy)
  4. “The Tracks of My Tears” (Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin)
  5. “Right here I Go Once more (Robinson, Moore, Al Cleveland, Terry “Buzzy” Johnson)

Aspect 4

  1. “Ooo Child Child” (Robinson, Moore)
  2. “Mickey’s Monkey” (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  3. “Going to a Go-Go” (Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Moore, Tarplin)
  • Word: Contains Smokey’s farewell and introduction of his successor, new Miracles lead singer Billy Griffin.


  • Smokey Robinson
  • Claudette Rogers Robinson
  • Pete Moore
  • Ronnie White
  • Bobby Rogers
  • Marv Tarplin
  • Orchestra carried out by: Thomas “Beans” Bowles

  1. ^

    Christgau, Robert (1981). “Shopper Information ’70s: R”. Christgau’s File Information: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – by way of

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  • The Miracles: 1957-1972 All Music Information Assessment

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