Picks and Pans Review: Where There's Smoke
Smokey has been a Motown pillar since the beginning, not only because of his (and the Miracles') singing, but also for the number of hit records he has written and produced for the label. This LP is more of the same—soft, smooth and comfortable—but nothing to get excited about. (Robinson's last gold single, in fact, was Tears of A Clown in 1970.) The only surprise comes with the newly discoed arrangement of Get Ready, the 1966 hit he wrote for the Temptations. Those who remember that rendition will not be amused.