Wednesday, November 16, 2016

'Away We a Go-Go' turns 50

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The cover of the original 1966 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. - TAMLA RECORDS
  • Tamla Records
  • The cover of the original 1966 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.

It's the 50th anniversary of the Smokey Robinson & the Miracles album Away We a Go-Go.

And it's one of those things. If you knew this album existed, it probably means you have a Tamla wall calendar and already know it's this album's 50th anniversary. If you didn't know this album existed, chances are you're not a collector, but you might still be enough of a fan to be curious about the Holland-Dozier-Holland track "(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need," which peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. It then made a slow-motion burn across the ocean, hitting the UK pop charts, peaking at number 13 almost five years later in 1971.


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