'Away We a Go-Go' turns 50

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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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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