Going to a Go-Go

Infobox Album |
Name = Going To A Go-Go
Type = studio
Artist = Smokey Robinson & the Miracles


Released = November 1965
Recorded = 1965
Genre = Soul
Length = 33:49
Label = Tamla
TS 267
Producer = Smokey Robinson
Frank Wilson
William "Mickey" Stevenson
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:6u0qoayabijz link]
Last album = "Greatest Hits from the Beginning"
(1965)
This album = "Going To A Go-Go"
(1965)
Next album = "Away We A Go-Go"
(1966)
:"For the song see Going to a Go-Go (song)""Going To A Go-Go" is a 1965 album by The Miracles, the first to bill the group as "Smokey Robinson & the Miracles". It includes four of the Miracles' Top 20 hits: "Ooo Baby Baby", "The Tracks of My Tears", "Going to a Go-Go", and "My Girl Has Gone". Primarily produced by Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson, "Going to a Go-Go" features compositions co-written by Miracles members Robinson, Ronald White, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin.

The album also features two important Miracles b-sides, "Choosey Beggar" and "A Fork in the Road". "Choosey Beggar" charted on the "Billboard" Hot R&B Singles chart at number 35. "A Fork in the Road", on the other hand, did not chart nationally, but proved to be a strong regional hit in several areas of the country and was regularly performed as part of the Miracles' live show.

"Going To A Go-Go" was the only Miracles studio LP to chart within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where it peaked at number-eight. The LP peaked at number-one on "Billboard's" R&B albums chart. "Going to a Go-Go" was reissued on CD in 2002, coupled with the Miracles' "Away We A Go-Go". A live version of "A Fork in the Road" is included as a bonus track. RS500|271

Tracklisting

ide one

# "The Tracks of My Tears" (Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 2:55
# "Going to a Go-Go" (Moore, Robinson, Robert Rogers, Tarplin) – 2:46
# "Ooo Baby Baby" (Moore, Robinson) – 2:45
# "My Girl Has Gone" (Moore, Robinson, Tarplin, Ronald White) – 2:50
# "In Case You Need Love" (Robinson) – 2:47
# "Choosey Beggar" (Moore, Robinson) – 2:33

ide two

# "Since You Won My Heart" (Robinson, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 2:16
# "From Head to Toe" (Robinson) – 2:25
# "All That's Good" (Moore, Robinson) – 3:12
# "My Baby Changes Like the Weather" (Hal Davis, Frank Wilson) – 2:47
# "Let Me Have Some" - (Robinson, Rogers) – 3:07
# "A Fork in the Road" (Moore, Robinson, White) – 3:26

Personnel-The Miracles:

* Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
* Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, Claudette Robinson: background vocals
* Marv Tarplin: guitarist

Other Credits

* The Funk Brothers: instrumentation

Producers

* Smokey Robinson, producer, Album executive producer
* Frank Wilson, producer
* William "Mickey" Stevenson, producer

References

The Miracles can be seen performing 4 of this album's songs,"The Tracks Of My Tears, "My Girl Has Gone","Ooo Baby Baby", and "Going To A Go-Go",on the Motown/Universal DVD Release: "Smokey Robinson & The Miracles:The Definitive Performances (1963-1987)".


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