I Like It Like That (album)

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For the album's title track, see I Like It Like That (Miracles song).
I Like It Like That
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Studio album by The Miracles
Recorded 1963-1964
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
TML11003
T249
Producer Smokey Robinson
Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Miracles chronology
The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey
(1963)
I Like It Like That
(1964) (withdrawn from U.S.)
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Greatest Hits from the Beginning
(1965)
Going to a Go-Go
(1965)
Singles from I Like It Like That
  1. "I Like It Like That"
    Released: June 3, 1964
  2. "That's What Love Is Made Of"
    Released: August 28, 1964

I Like It Like That is an album by Motown group the Miracles, compiled for the UK market and released on the UK Tamla-Motown label (TML11003) as one of its initial group of six albums in March 1965 (there was no equivalent album to this in the USA). Known as the Miracles' "forgotten album", few people, outside of Motown insiders, hard-core Miracles fans, and collectors, remember that it had even existed.[citation needed] This album featured a combination of several new-for-1964 songs along with previously-issued material from the group's album from the year before, The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey. New for 1964 songs included "I Like It Like That" (the Top 30 title song), the Bobby Rogers-led flip side "You're So Fine and Sweet,"(this is the only original Miracles studio album that has that song), "That's What Love Is Made Of" (another 1964 hit) that the group performed on the American International Pictures release, the T.A.M.I. Show that year, and "Would I Love You", a song that became a popular regional hit tune for the group in Pennsylvania and The Midwest. The album also featured a Claudette Robinson-led cover version of the Orlons' #2 Pop smash, "The Wah Watusi". (Claudette is also featured with the rest of the group on the album's cover), and the group's 1963 Top 40 Hit, "I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying". Several of the group's other 1964 songs, including the chart hits "(You Can't Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You", "Come On Do The Jerk", and its "B" side, "Baby Don't You Go", were not included. The new 1964 recordings "I Like It Like That", "Would I love You" and "That's What Love Is Made Of" were included on the only US Miracles 1964 album release "Miracles Greatest Hits From The Beginning" which was the first double album released by Motown Records.

As of 2016, The Miracles' "I Like It Like That" album has yet to see an official CD release.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "I Like It Like That" (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin)
  2. "Dance What You Wanna (Sam Cooke, James Alexander, Clifton White)
  3. "The Wah-Watusi" (featuring Claudette Robinson) (Kal Mannn, Dave Appell)
  4. "Such Is Love,Such Is Life" (Robinson)
  5. "The Groovy Thing" (Robinson)
  6. "I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland)

Side Two[edit]

  1. "That's What Love Is Made Of" (Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore)
  2. "The Monkey Time" (Curtis Mayfield)
  3. "You're So Fine and Sweet" (featuring Bobby Rogers) (Robinson, Rogers, Moore, White, Tarplin, Don Whited)
  4. "Would I Love You" (Robinson)
  5. "Dancin' Holiday" (Diane Rogers, Fred Smith, Zelda Samuels)
  6. "Twist and Shout" (Bert Berns, Phil Medley)

Personnel[edit]

The Miracles[edit]

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