Away We a Go-Go
|Away We A Go-Go|
|Studio album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles|
|Released||November 16, 1966|
Ivy Jo Hunter
|Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology|
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.
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". 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 Going To A Go-Go album.
- "Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)" (Frank Wilson)
- "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (Pino Donaggio, Simon Napier-Bell, Vicki Wickham, Vito Pallavicini)
- "(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
- "Save Me" (Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers, Warren Moore)
- "Oh Be My Love" (Robinson, Moore)
- "Can You Love a Poor Boy" (Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder)
- "Beauty is Only Skin Deep" (Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr.)
- "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
- "Baby Baby" (Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis)
- "Walk On By" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
- "Swept for You Baby" (Robinson)
- "More, More, More of Your Love" (Robinson)
Personnel- The Miracles
- Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
- Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, Claudette Robinson: background vocals
- Marv Tarplin: guitarist
- Smokey Robinson, producer: "Save Me", "Oh Be My Love", "Swept For You Baby", "More, More, More of Your Love"
- Mickey Gentile, producer: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself", "Walk On By"
- Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier, producers: "(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need"
- Frank Wilson, producer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' in My Heart (Since I Met You)", "Baby Baby"
- Ivy Jo Hunter, producer: "Can You Love a Poor Boy"
- Norman Whitfield, producer: "Beauty is Only Skin Deep"
- The Funk Brothers and various New York session musicians: instrumentation
- Away We A Go-Go -The Miracles-rear cover: