Friday, January 27, 2012

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
"Greatest Hits vol. 2"

I'm really showing true impartiality here.

After listening to a Herb Alpert record that comes during the height of glossy production we return to early Motown.
The recording quality isn't the same as would be enjoyed by virtually every recording artist fifteen years later, but the music is so much more interesting and, dare I say it, good.

The opening track ("Going to a Go Go") features the weirdest out-of-tune timpani accompaniment to the bass line that not only attracts the ear but lends a memorable note to the song.

Let's not even start to mention the beauty and power of Smokey Robinson's vocals.

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