Yes It's You Lady (Remaster) Smokey Robinson
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- 1Tell Me Tomorrow05:13
- 2Yes It's You Lady04:45
- 3Old Fashioned Love03:15
- 4Are You Still Here02:37
- 5The Only Game In Town04:49
- 6International Baby04:10
- 8I'll Try Something New03:36
Info for Yes It's You Lady (Remaster)
„Yes, It's You Lady“ was released in 1982 and featured the R & B hit 'Tell Me Tomorrow'.
„Surprisingly, having scored his biggest solo success with the self-penned, self-produced Being with You, Smokey Robinson turned to an outside producer and outside writers for the followup. Both of the singles from Yes It's You Lady, which was produced by George Tobin, 'Tell Me Tomorrow' (number three R&B, number 33 Pop) and 'Old Fashioned Love' (number 17 R&B, number 60 Pop) were mid-tempo rhythm numbers written by Gary Goetzman and Mike Piccirillo. Robinson's own compositions, notably the title track, which would have made a perfect follow-up to 'Being with You,' were de-emphasized. The result was a retreat from the careful career-building Robinson had been engaged in since 1979; the album peaked at only number 33 after three straight Top 20 LPs. It was as though, having established himself as a solo voice, Robinson was now content to be 'Cruisin'.' (William Ruhlmann, AMG)
Smokey Robinson, vocals, backing vocals
Claudette Robinson, backing vocals
Ivory Davis, backing vocals
Julia Waters Tillman, backing vocals
Maxine Waters Willard, backing vocals
Mike Piccirillo, backing vocals
Yvonne Wilkins, backing vocals
Mike Piccirillo, guitar, Synthesizer
Marv Tarplin, guitar
Bill Cuomo, keyboards
Joel Peskin, saxophone
David Stout, trombone
Harry Kim, trumpet
Bobby Bruce, violin
Scott Edwards, bass
Ed Greene, drums
Howard Lee Wolen, percussion
Recorded November - December, 1981 at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California
Engineered by Howard Lee Wolen, Mark Wolfson
Produced by George Tobin
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Their single of Robinson’s “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.”
The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960’s and early 70’s and Robinson became Vice President of Motown Records serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter.
In addition to writing hits for the Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “My Guy” are just a few of his songwriting triumphs during those years.
John Lennon of The Beatles made countless remarks regarding Robinson’s influence on his music. The Beatles had recorded Robinson and The Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” in 1963 and in 1982 another popular British group, The Rolling Stones covered the Robinson and the Miracles’ hit “Going To A Go-Go.”
He later turned to a solo career where he continued his tradition of hitmaking with “Just to See Her,” “Quiet Storm,” “Cruisin’,” and “Being with You,” among others.
He remained Vice President of Motown records until the sale of the company, shaping the label’s success with friend and mentor Berry Gordy. Following his tenure at Motown, he continued his impressive touring career and released several successful solo albums.
During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage.
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