|Studio album by Smokey Robinson|
|Released||March 15, 1974|
|Recorded||September - December 1973|
|Smokey Robinson chronology|
Pure Smokey is Smokey Robinson's second post-Miracles album, released in 1974. This release contains the unique and emotionally compelling hit single "Virgin Man". Several songs were written by Robinson and co-written by fellow Miracle Marv Tarplin, who left the group a year after Robinson's departure to join him in California and assist him in his solo projects.
All tracks are produced by Smokey Robinson except "A Tattoo".
All tracks arranged by Russ Turner, Gene Page, and Smokey Robinson, except where indicated.
- "It's Her Turn to Live" (Robinson, Tarplin)
- "The Love Between Me and My Kids"
- "Asleep on My Love" (Robinson, Tarplin)
- "I Am I Am" (Robinson)
- "Just Passing Through" (Tarplin, Janie Bradford, Cleveland)
- "Virgin Man" (Robinson, Jones)
- "She's Only a Baby Herself" (Robinson)
- "Fulfill Your Need" (Robinson, Tarplin, Moffett)
- "A Tattoo" (Robinson)
"I Am, I Am" arranged by Smokey Robinson and Gene Page
"A Tattoo" produced and arranged by Smokey Robinson and Willie Hutch
- Smokey Robinson - vocals
- Gene Page - arranger
- Bobbye Hall - percussion
- Henry Davis - bass guitar
- Jeffrey Osborne - drums
- Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin - guitar
- Russ Turner - keyboards
- Marvin Tarplin - guitar
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