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  • Avatar for xtcmac
    this is such a great tune early smokey when it was just The Miracles
  • Avatar for sdicky
    Son, do a background check on her, check her credit....ect
  • Avatar for chocolate1957
    I shopped around, there's no one out there these days can come close to your classic soul sound, love this track.
  • Avatar for Taiteki
    ...and steer clear of the clearance bin!
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    Miracles leader Smokey Robinson wrote this in about 20 minutes. In a 2006 interview with NPR, he explained that some songs just flowed out of him, and those were often the hits. Robinson wrote the song for another Motown artist, Barrett Strong, but Motown leader Berry Gordy convinced him to record it with his group, The Miracles, and have Robinson's wife, Claudette, sing lead. Gordy worked on the song with Robinson, which was a slower and more Bluesy number when the Miracles first recorded it. Late one night, Gordy woke Robinson up with a phone call announcing he thought up a different arrangement for the song and called the group into the studio to record it. Everybody made it to the studio except the piano player, so Gordy pounded the ivories while the tape was rolling. The hit version, which had a faster tempo and Smokey on lead, was recorded around 3am.
  • Avatar for TheGhostMutt
    *Starts swinging my hips*
  • Avatar for ImAnOldiesFan2
    Great one.
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    Gotta dance...


When I became of age my mother called me to her side,
She said, \"Son, you're growing up now pretty soon you'll take a bride\"
And then she said, \"Just because you've become a young man now,
There's still somethings that you don't understand now,

Smokey Robinson - Shop Around Lyrics



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