1957-1972 is a live recording by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
It was recorded at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Washington DC on July 14 to 16, 1972.
This concert recording has also been released as one half of Live Collection which also has a concert from 1968 which has also been released on its own as Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Live!.
These were the final concerts that Smokey Robinson would play with the Miracles and his replacement, Billy Griffin is introduced to the crowd.
To celebrate their fifteen years together, these shows were built around songs requested by the audience.
Songs On Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 1957-1972
The Tears Of A Clown – 3:15
I Don’t Blame You At All – 2:57
Satisfaction – 4:19
Got To Be There – 5:25
More Love – 2:18
We’ve Come Too Far To End It Now – 4:23
Abraham, Martin, And John – 4:01
Intro Of Orchestra – 2:46
Bad Girl – 3:22
Shop Around – 3:37
The Tracks Of My Tears – 3:11
Here I Go Again – 3:37
Ooo Baby Baby – 4:09
Mickey’s Monkey – 5:44
Going To A Go-Go – 4:20
Personally I prefer solo soul singers rather than vocal groups because it’s easier to believe in the emotional connection and release when it’s one to one.
Smokey Robinson wrote some terrific songs. It’s surprising that his live albums aren’t better known.
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