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"(You Can't Let the Boy Overpower) The Man in You" is a 1964 R&B song by The Miracles on Motown Records Tamla subsidiary label (TAMLA 54092). This song was written by Miracles lead singer Bill "Smokey" Robinson, and was produced by Robinson and Motown President/founder Berry Gordy Jr.. One of several gospel-styled call and response
tunes the group issued in 1964, this song reached # 59 on the Billboard
Pop chart, and the top 20 of the Cash Box R&B chart, peaking at #
12. (Billboard had temporarily suspended its R&B chart during this
time).The song was recorded on August 17, 1963, and was the group's
first single release of 1964.*
After the million-selling success of their hit Shop Around, Smokey and the other Miracles (Bobby Rogers, wife Claudette Robinson, Pete Moore, Ronnie White, and Marv Tarplin)
recorded several tunes between 1961 and 1964, with the main theme
centering on "parental advice". In this song, it is the father who is
giving pearls of wisdom, advising Smokey, as the song's narrator, about
the importance of "being a man", being loyal, and treating your wife or
girlfriend right, despite the fact that every man has "a boy in his
heart" that would lead him to do otherwise."(You Can't Let the Boy
Overpower) The Man in You'.
This song was not one of the group's more successful singles, and did
not appear on any original Miracles studio album, not even making the
group's first greatest hits album, The Miracles' Greatest Hits from the Beginning, but, since then, has appeared on several Miracles "Greatest Hits" CD compilations, including the group's 4-CD 35th Anniversary Collection, and has spawned a cover version by Chuck Jackson. The song's "B" side was the popular "Heartbreak Road".
Mar 27 17 12:35 AM
Well, the Grammy Awards for 2017 are over, and all of the winners have
been announced...as well as the newly inducted songs into THE GRAMMY
HALL of FAME. Only ONE new Motown song was inducted this year, and that
was "ABC" by The Jackson Five...which now brings their total of inducted
songs up to TWO. It ALSO means that (for the umpteenth time) that of all Motown groups... , THE MIRACLES are STILL # 1 ...WITH FOUR SONGS INDUCTED !!
Here are the standings as of 2017: (This is for GROUPS ONLY... not counting solo artists)
****MOTOWN GROUPS with songs in the GRAMMY HALL OF FAME:****
THE MIRACLES: FOUR.
1.Shop Around 2.The Tears Of A Clown 3.The Tracks Of My Tears 4.You've Really Got A Hold On Me
THE SUPREMES: THREE.
1.Stop In The Name Of Love 2.Where Did Our Love Go 3.You Keep Me Hanging On
THE TEMPTATIONS: TWO.
1.My Girl 2.Papa Was A Rolling Stone
MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS: TWO
1. Dancing In The Street 2. Heat Wave
THE JACKSON FIVE: TWO
1. I Want You Back 2. ABC
THE FOUR TOPS: ONE.
1.Reach Out I'll Be There
THE MARVELETTES: ONE
1. Please Mr. Postman
JR. WALKER & THE ALL-STARS: ONE
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: ONE
1.Midnight Train To Georgia*
*Recorded after the group left the Motown label.
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Nineteen years later, American singer Rebbie Jackson recorded a cover of the song for her debut album, Centipede. Jackson's cover was released as a single, and peaked at number 40 on the R&B chart.
The Miracles' 2002 CD re-release of the Going To A Go Go/Away We A Go
Go albums features a never-before released live version of "A Fork in
the Road", delivered to an enthusiastic audience response.
Apr 10 17 11:14 AM
"Who's Lovin' You" is a Motown soul song, written in 1960 by William "Smokey" Robinson. The song has been recorded by many different artists including The Miracles, who recorded the 1960 original version, The Temptations, The Supremes, Terence Trent D'arby, Brenda and The Tabulations, John Farnham, Human Nature, En Vogue, Michael Bublé and Giorgia Todrani. The most famous version is attributed to The Jackson 5. Twelve-year-old singer Shaheen Jafargholi performed the song at Michael Jackson's public memorial service in July 2009.
Apr 10 17 11:39 AM
"(You Can) Depend on Me" (TAMLA 54028), was a 1959 song by Motown Records group The Miracles, which also appeared on the group's first album, Hi... We're The Miracles (released in 1961). It also appeared as the "B" side of the group's hit single, Way Over There. It was written by Motown Records' President and founder Berry Gordy
and Miracles member William "Smokey" Robinson. While not charting
nationally, this song was a very popular regional hit tune in many areas
of the country, so much so, in fact, that it was included on the
group's first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits from the Beginning, and Smokey still sings it, by request, in his live shows today.
A slow, intimate ballad number, with relatively sparse orchestration
compared to much of their later work, "Depend On Me" starts with the
singular guitar of Miracles member Marv Tarplin. Recorded in the popular Doo-Wop style, Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson, as the song's narrator, then takes it from there, singing to the woman he loves, promising her eternal devotion:
Miracles Bobby Rogers, Claudette Rogers Robinson, Pete Moore, and Ronnie White,
blend their voices into their trademark smooth harmonies to punctuate
Smokey's vocals on the chorus and elsewhere. This popular song was
originally intended as the "B" side of the Miracles' deleted 45 release:
The Feeling Is So Fine, which Way Over There replaced.
"(You Can) Depend on Me" has inspired cover versions by fellow Motown artists Brenda Holloway, Mary Wells, The Supremes, and The Temptations.
It has appeared on many Miracles' Greatest Hits compilations and
anthologies, and is the title song of the 2009 Motown CD compilation
release : The Miracles – Depend On Me: The Early Albums.
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"Happy Landing" is a 1962 R&B recording by Motown Records singing group The Miracles, issued on that label's Tamla Records subsidiary label (T54073). It was recorded in November 1962, and appeared on their album The Fabulous Miracles. The group also recorded a live version of this song on their first live album, 1963's The Miracles Recorded Live on Stage.
Written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronnie White, Happy Landing was originally conceived as the "A" side of Tamla 54073, and was the first single issued from the album The Fabulous Miracles. This song was popular in many regions of the country, but was not charting nationally. American DJs, however, preferred the "B" side, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, which went on to become one of The Miracles' most successful songs, their second million-seller (after Shop Around), and a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.
The song, in addition to being on the aforementioned Miracles' albums, also appears on the group's 4-CD box-set 35th Anniversary Collection and on their 2-CD set, The Miracles – Depend On Me: The Early Albums. It has inspired a cover version by The Temptations.
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The song was performed live by the group on their album, The Miracles Recorded Live on Stage, and has inspired cover versions by Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Meek, The Temptones, Ray, Goodman & Brown (The Moments), The Ones, and fellow Motown artists, Brenda Holloway, and The Temptations.
The Temptations' version would also be released as a "B" side and would
chart at #124 on the Pop charts in 1967 (as well be released on their
1966 album Gettin' Ready). In addition to being on their first Live
album, The Miracles' original version of "I've Been Good to You"
actually appears on two other of their early 1960s albums; 1962's I'll Try Something New, and 1963's The Fabulous Miracles.
During a 2009 appearance by Robinson on the Internet/television show Live from Daryl's House, hosted by Daryl Hall, the duo performed "I've Been Good to You" (video on YouTube),
among other songs. During some playful, improvisational singing at the
end, Robinson sang, "I don't know where you came up with this song... I
haven't heard it in so long..."
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