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
Producer Berry Gordy, Jr.
The Miracles chronology
Hi... We're the Miracles
Cookin' with the Miracles
I'll Try Something New
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)

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Personnel: The Miracles[edit]


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