A trilogy of heartbreak – “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks Of My Tears,” “My Girl Has Gone” – sets the tone for the Miracles’ finest work together. Talk about pain and pleasure.
“Going To A Go Go” was released in November 1965 by Motown’s first hitmaking group led by its single most successful songwriter, William “Smokey” Robinson. It was their most cohesive studio album, featuring one of Motown’s all-time signature songs “The Tracks Of My Tears”contained all but one of 12 tracks written/produced by Smokey Robinson and recorded in Detroit, whilst Miracles members Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers and Ron White all contribute to the songwriting too. The album features Smokey’s lifetime guitarist, Marv Tarplin, and Motown’s crack studio band, the Funk Brothers.
On April 21, 1965, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles are about to gain their fifth Top 30 success on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Ooo Baby Baby”. The track is already in the Top 10 of the R&B charts.
Enjoy the video which celebrates this classic album, and cast your vote below if you think that Going To A Go-Go should be crowned as Motown’s best-ever album.
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