Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Little Taste of Smokey

The Miracles - Who's Lovin' You

In 1969, little Michael Jackson stepped up to a mike and, with a "wheeeyeeah-eh-he-eh-en I ..." took Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You" and showed the world that there was something immensely different about the little boy from Gary and his brothers. Michael's reading of the song was incendiary and set the stage for any other versions of the song. Today, however, I'd like to go back to the original recording, as rendered by Smokey & The Miracles. There's a fragility to Smokey's reading of the song that is equally as effective as the testifying Michael did. It's a great song.

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