Cookin' with the Miracles

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Cookin' with the Miracles
Studio album by The Miracles
Released November 13, 1961
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
TM-223
Producer Berry Gordy, Jr.
The Miracles chronology
Hi... We're the Miracles
(1961)
Cookin' with the Miracles
(1961)
I'll Try Something New
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Cookin' with the Miracles is the second Tamla album by The Miracles, and their second of 1961. Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson co-wrote most of the songs, including the two charting singles "Ain't It Baby" and "Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues". The album is composed mostly of upbeat R&B tunes with steady string riffs, like "Determination" and "Broken Hearted". A cover of the jazz standard "Embraceable You" by George & Ira Gershwin is also included. The Miracles' song That's The Way I Feel, also from this album, was chosen for the soundtrack of the award-winning 1964 Ivan Dixon film Nothing But a Man.

  • The album was released in compact disc in 1994, with "Mighty Good Lovin'" as a bonus track. A non-album single, "Mighty Good Lovin'" was originally issued on Tamla in June 1961, with "Broken Hearted" as its B-side. Both songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Cookin' with the Miracles and four other Miracles albums were re-released as part of the 2009 Motown limited-edition CD release The Miracles: Depend On Me. [1] [2]

Track listing[edit]

All selections produced by Berry Gordy, Jr..

Side one[edit]

  1. "That's The Way I Feel" (Berry Gordy, Jr., William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr.) (2:38)
  2. "Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues" (Robinson, Ronald White) (2:55)
  3. "Mama" (Robinson, Janie Bradford, Gordy) (2:18)
  4. "Ain't It Baby" (Gordy, Robinson) (2:33)
  5. "Determination" (Robinson) (2:17)

Side two[edit]

  1. "You Never Miss A Good Thing" (Gordy, Robinson) (2:42)
  2. "Embraceable You" (George & Ira Gershwin) (2:49)
  3. "The Only One I Love" (Robinson) (2:34)
  4. "Broken Hearted" (Gordy, Robinson) (2:56)
  5. "I Can't Believe" (Robinson) (2:52)

2004 CD reissue bonus track[edit]

  • "Mighty Good Lovin'" (Robinson) (2:37)

Album Reviews[edit]

Allmusic

[3]

Personnel: The Miracles[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Cookin' with the Miracles at AllMusic