Goin' Up in Smoke

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Goin' Up In Smoke
Studio album by Eddie Kendricks
Released September 1976
Recorded 1976 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul
Label Tamla Records
Producer Norman Harris
Eddie Kendricks chronology
He's A Friend
Goin' Up In Smoke

Goin' Up In Smoke is the eighth album by former Temptations vocalist Eddie Kendricks. It was released in September 1976 on the Tamla imprint of Motown Records.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

In the fall of 1976 it was virtually impossible to go into a club or disco and not hear the song played at least once that evening. In addition, it was a featured song on any radio station that broadcast disco music. Perhaps the only song heard more prevalently in the clubs and on the radio that fall was Donna Summer's Love Trilogy.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Goin' Up in Smoke - (Allan Felder) 4:30
  2. The Newness Is Gone - (Allan Felder) 4:40
  3. Sweet Tenderoni - (Allan Felder) 4:15
  4. Born Again - (Allan Felder) 3:26
  5. Don't You Want Light - (Brian Evans, Donald Harmon, John Faison) 3:47
  6. Music Man - (Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald Turner, Victor Drayton) 4:43
  7. Thanks for the Memories - (Bruce Gray, Philip Hurtt) 4:56
  8. To You From Me - (Bruce Gray, Frank Snowdon, Mike Holden, T.G. Conway) 3:00
  9. Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow - (Allan Felder, Norman Harris) 3:53
  10. Skeleton in Your Closet - (Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald Turner, Victor Drayton) 2:36


  • Eddie Kendricks Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Norman Harris - Guitar
  • Vincent Montana, Jr. - Vibraphone
  • Bruce Gray - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Michael "Sugar Bear" Foreman, Ron Baker - Bass
  • Charles Collins, Earl "The Pearl" Young - Drums
  • Bobby Eli, T. J. Tindall - Guitar
  • Carlton Kent, Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, T. G. Conway - Keyboards
  • Larry Washington, Robert Cupit - Congas
  • Allan Felder - Percussion
  • Don Renaldo - Horns, Strings
  • Allan Felder, Barbara Ingram, Carl Helm, Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Philip Hurtt, Ronald T. Presson - Backing Vocals


Year Album Chart positions[2]
1976 Goin' Up In Smoke 114 22


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1977 "Goin' Up In Smoke" 11


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