One Dozen Roses
|One Dozen Roses|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 27, 1971|
|Producer||Smokey Robinson |
|Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology|
|Singles from One Dozen Roses|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
One Dozen Roses is a 1971 album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, issued on Motown Records' Tamla label. The penultimate album before lead singer Smokey Robinson departed the group for a solo career, One Dozen Roses features the Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hit single "I Don't Blame You at All". Also included is the group's number-one smash hit "The Tears of a Clown", which was also made available through the reissue of the 1967 Miracles LP Make It Happen as The Tears of a Clown. Both of these songs were also huge hits in England, reaching #11 and #1 respectively.
Other tracks on One Dozen Roses include the charting singles "Satisfaction" and "Crazy About The La La La", both of which peaked below number 40 on the Hot 100, the ballad "That Girl", which served as the "b" side to I Don't Blame You at All, "When Sundown Comes", which was actually earmarked as a single "A" side release (but was withdrawn in favor of "Satisfaction", and the topical spoken-word song "No Wonder Love's a Wonder". The album cover features Miracles background vocalist Claudette Rogers Robinson, wife of Smokey Robinson. Although Claudette Robinson had never really left The Miracles, this was the first Miracles album to feature her on the cover since 1963's The Fabulous Miracles (and the group's aborted 1964 album I Like It Like That).
As of 2019, this album has not been released on CD.
- "When Sundown Comes" (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin)
- "No Wonder Love's a Wonder" (Robinson, Tarplin, Al Cleveland)
- "The Tears of a Clown" (Robinson, Hank Cosby, Stevie Wonder)
- "Satisfaction" (Robinson)
- "Crazy About The La La La" (Robinson)
- "Cecilia" (Paul Simon)
- "I Don't Blame You at All" (Robinson)
- "That Girl" (Joe Hinton, Cosby, Candice Ghant)
- "Faces" (Jack Goga)
- "I Love You Dear" (Clay McMurray, J. Glover, Pam Sawyer)
- "Oh Baby Baby I Love You" (Robinson, Cleveland, Obie Benson)
- "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game" (Robinson)
- Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
- Marv Tarplin: guitarist
- Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, Claudette Robinson: background vocals
- The Funk Brothers: instrumentation
- Lowe, John. One Dozen Roses at AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 12 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The 35th Anniversary Collection- The Miracles' discography,liner notes pg 62