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Cruisin’ by Smokey Robinson

Know Good Classics - #2 R&B

Artwork for Where There's Smoke

The second feature in the Know Good Classics series, Cruisin’, is a soft & soulful trip by Smokey Robinson. It features Robinson’s delicate sound, accompanied with some (uncredited) backup vocals which harmonize with Robinson wonderfully. The song rekindles my appreciation for The Miracles and R&B, in general. It’s a perfect song for a nice, comforting night with a loved one.

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I recently heard the song in a teen flick, “I Love You, Beth Cooper” (not worth watching). It was also remade in 2000 by Huey Lewis & Gweneth Paltrow for the movie, “Duets“. A well done remake, but it’s got nothing on the original (plus the movie looks liked it flopped). Here is a clip of it from the movie…


Artist Information:
Genre: R&B, Soul
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Member of: The Miracles
Label: Motown Records
Additional Albums: A Quiet Storm | One Heartbeat | […]
Similar Artists: The Temptations | Marvin Gaye
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Track Information:
Album: Where There’s Smoke
Release Date: May 22, 1979
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