Being With You - Smokey Robinson - The Ultimate Collection (CD, Album)

Album) group's guitarist, Marv Tarplinjoined them sometime in The Matadors began touring Detroit venues around this time. They later changed their name to the Miracles. At that time during the audition, Robinson had brought along with him a "Big 10" notebook with songs he wrote while in high school. Gordy was impressed with Robinson's vocals and even more impressed with Robinson's ambitious songwriting. It was the beginning of a long and successful collaboration. During this time, Robinson attended college and started classes in Januarystudying electrical engineering. Gordy formed Tamla Records which was later reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles became one of the first acts signed to the label, [1] although they had actually been with Gordy since before the formation of Motown Records. After the arrival of Holland—Dozier—Holland and the team of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Stronghe was eclipsed as a top writer and producer for the label, and other Motown artists such as Gaye and Stevie Wonder began to compose more original material. ByRobinson wanted to retire from touring to focus on raising his two children with his wife Claudette, and on his duties as Motown's vice president, a job he had taken on by the mids after Esther Gordy Edwards had left the position. After a year of retirementRobinson announced his comeback with the release of the eponymous Smokey album, in InRobinson's second album, Pure Smokeywas released but failed to produce hits. Robinson struggled to compete with his former collaborators Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and former Temptations member Eddie Kendricksas all three had multiple hit singles during this period. Robinson answered his critics the following year with A Quiet Stormreleased in However, Robinson's solo career suffered from his work as Motown's vice president, and his own music took the backseat. At this point Robinson relied on other writers and producers to help him with his albums. Following these albums, Robinson got out of Being With You - Smokey Robinson - The Ultimate Collection (CD writer's block after his close collaborator Marv Tarplinwho joined him on the road in after Robinson Album) the Miracles, presented him a tune he had composed on his guitar. Robinson later wrote the lyrics that became his first solo top ten Pop single, " Cruisin' ". It also became his first solo number one in New Zealand. Robinson would follow a similar approach with his next album, Warm Thoughtswhich produced another top 40 hit, "Let Me Be the Clock", though it did not repeat the success of "Cruisin'". InRobinson topped the charts again with another sensual ballad, " Being with You ", which was another number one hit in Cash Box and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Infollowing a period of personal and professional issues, Robinson made a comeback with the album, One Heartbeat and the singles, " Just to See Her " and " One Heartbeat ", [1] which were Top 10 hits on Billboard ' s Pop, Soul, and Adult Contemporary charts. They were aided by popular music videos. He was inducted as a solo artist to the Rock and Roll Hall of Being With You - Smokey Robinson - The Ultimate Collection (CD in[1] later igniting controversy as the committee had inducted only Robinson and not members of his group, the Miracles, which Robinson was personally offended by. Though Robinson was not listed as an inductee, he was due to induct his former group at the ceremony in April However, the album, Double Good Everything failed to chart. Robinson remained virtually quiet during the nineties though he would make a notable cameo appearance in The Temptations miniseriesmaking a brief comeback in when he re-signed with Motown and issued the album, Intimatewhich included the song "Easy to Love". Inhe once again split ties with Motown, releasing the gospel album, Food for the Soul on Liquid 8 Records in Two years later, Robinson released the standards album, Timeless Lovein on Universal Records. It reached number 59 on the Billboard album chart, his highest showing since One Heartbeat. He subsequently released "Now And Then" inwhich peaked at number It reached number 12 on the Billboard album chart. Christmas Everyday was Robinson's first post-Miracles Christmas album, and was released on November 10, Robinson is currently managed by Iconic Management. On July 31,Robinson appeared as a special guest on the Fox network's show Beat Shazam as a special guest. Robinson married a fellow Miracles member, Claudette Rogersin The couple had two children: A son, Berry Robinson bornnamed after Motown's first label founder Berry Gordy ; and a daughter, Tamla Robinson bornnamed after the original "Tamla" label set up by Gordy that would eventually become Motown. Robinson also had a son named Trey born with another woman during his marriage to Claudette. After Robinson admitted to having fathered a child with a woman other than his wife, he filed for legal separation and later filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in We present new, exclusive music and the hot hits for information. Have fun and enjoy the use of our website. IsraBox - Music is Life! Tracklist: CD 1 The Supremes - Baby Love Album) Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love The Temptations - Get Ready The Four Tops - Bernadette Sort and filter 73 albums sorted by Most acclaimed. Pure Smokey. Smokey Robinson. Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography. The Definitive Collection. Compiling a single-disc set of tracks from William "Smokey" Robinson's long career and calling it a "definitive collection" is a bit absurd, since Robinson -- as a writer, singer, producer, and arranger Album) has had a hand in countless hits over the years, at Motown and elsewhere, and nothing short of an extensive box set could hope to even come close to defining that kind of pop history. Still, it will always be a little jarring to hear the earlier Miracles material next to the smoother relatively solo stuff, even if most of the musical ingredients are the same. The new tracks are lushly and lovingly arranged, and "My World" in particular seems to have the stamp of a future Smokey classic. Die-hard fans will want the two new songs, but undoubtedly will already have everything else collected here, so devotion will have to be measured. Casual listeners will benefit the most, getting an overview of Smokey's considerable achievements in one package, although that's no excuse for not going back and buying every Miracles album in the rack. Where There's Smoke Best Of. Being With You. Back in the late '70s, Smokey Robinson made a great comeback with his hit "Cruisin'. The same can't be said for most of the tracks here. Handing over the production reigns to George Tobin, some of Robinson's quirks and musical trademarks are lost to polished and radio-friendly production. The songs aren't great here, either. The didactic and reggae-tinged "Food for Thought" just comes off silly. For the most part, Robinson doesn't offer much credible pure romance here. That's not true of the last track. The oddly affecting "I Hear the Children Crying" has him getting emotional, as his final note on the song seals the deal. Despite Robinson's paean to the "kids," his songwriting skills are a little off here. While a big hit is here and Robinson's in fine form, Being With You is a letdown in comparison to the two efforts before this. A Quiet Storm. The genius of William "Smokey" Robinson is immeasurable. Privacy Policy. Send Feedback. Forgot Password? Sign Out. Email Subscriptions. Redeem Gift Certificate. To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free or outside the United States, call Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Eastern Time.{/PARAGRAPH}

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