Various Artists - Motown Sings Smokey (Music CD)

Release Date: 28 February 2010
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Early in his career, Smokey Robinson acted as a Motown staff producer and writer besides leading the Miracles and enjoying his own chart hits like "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Shop Around." So this Micro Werks compilation of Motown artists singing Smokey Robinson songs isn't the expected collection of cover versions. On the contrary, tracks like Mary Wells's "My Guy" and "You Beat Me To The Punch," the Marvelettes' "Don't Mess With Bill," Marvin Gayes "Aint That Peculiar," and the Temptations' "Since I Lost My Baby" are among the greatest, most representative Motown singles ever released. And for those who who think that Smokey was primarily a romanticist, the Contours hillariously mercenary "First I Look At the Purse" (later covered by the J. Geils Band) should set the record straight.
Release Date: 28 February 2010
  • 1. Don't Mess with Bill - Marvelettes
  • 2. My Guy - Wells, Mary
  • 3. Since I Lost My Baby - Temptations
  • 4. Ain't That Peculiar - Gaye, Marvin
  • 5. You Beat Me to the Punch - Wells, Mary
  • 6. First I Look at the Purse - Contours
  • 7. When I'm Gone - Holloway, Brenda
  • 8. What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One - Wells, Mary
  • 9. My Baby Must Be a Magician - Marvelettes
  • 10. Who's Lovin' You - Jackson 5
  • 11. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - Marvelettes
  • 12. You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Temptations

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Catalogue No: MIW101016