Ultimate Smokey

While helping create the Motown empire Smokey Robinson with his group, the Miracles,  made some great music. Rich harmonies and clever lyrics are staples of music that will last forever (Who else could have used the song “Tears of a Clown” and include the apt reference to the opera “Pagliacci?“) and every song on “The Ultimate Collection,” has an over-abundance of each – in a good way.

Tunes such as “Shop Around,”  “My Girl Has Gone” and lesser known tunes (“Choosey Beggar”) will have you singing along, or dancing up a storm. Whether you remember “Going to a Go-Go” from when it was first released or if you are hearing it for the first time it will feel fresh and new. That’s what great music does – it transports you to places where you’ve been and where you want to be.

Essentially, this music is timeless and to get these recordings for so small a price will not only enrich your mp3 player, but your soul.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 592 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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