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Smokin' is a Smokey Robinson live album released in 1978.

Smokin'
Smokey Robinson - Smokin' album cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 1978
GenreR&B
LabelMotown
ProducerSmokey Robinson; Berry Gordy, Mike & Brenda Sutton on Track 15.
Smokey Robinson chronology
Love Breeze
(1978)
Smokin'
(1978)
Where There's Smoke...
(1979)
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Track listingEdit

  1. "The Tracks of My Tears"
  2. "Love So Fine"
  3. "Baby That's Backatcha"
  4. "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
  5. "Quiet Storm" (Dialogue)
  6. "Why You Wanna See My Bad Side"
  7. "Daylight and Darkness"
  8. "Madam X"
  9. "The Tears of a Clown"
  10. "Bad Girl/You Can Depend on Me"
  11. "Here I Go Again"
  12. "Mickey's Monkey"
  13. "You Really Got a Hold on Me"
  14. "Shoe Soul"
  15. "I Second That Emotion"
  16. "Ooo Baby Baby"
  17. "Vitamin U"
  18. "Baby Come Close"

PersonnelEdit

  • Smokey Robinson – lead vocals
  • Reginald "Sonny" Burke – keyboards
  • Ron Rancifer – keyboards
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson – guitar
  • James Jamerson – bass guitar
  • Wayne Tweed – bass guitar
  • Scotty Harris – drums
  • James "Alibe" Sledge – congas, backing vocals
  • Ivory Stone Davis – kettledrums, timpani, backing vocals
  • Fred Smith – saxophone, flute
  • Michael Jacobsen – saxophone, cello
  • Patricia Henley – backing vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Producers – Smokey Robinson (All tracks); Berry Gordy, Mike and Brenda Sutton (Track 15).
  • Recording Engineers – Wally Heider and Russ Terrana
  • Sound Engineers – Michael Lizzio and Danny Muldoon.
  • Mixing – Michael Lizzio and Smokey Robinson
  • Mix Assistant – Ernestine Madison
  • Sound Coordinator – Randy Dunlap
  • Mastered by Jack Andrews
  • Mixed and Mastered at Motown Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Product Manager – Brenda M. Boyce
  • Art Direction and Design – Norm Ung
  • Lettering – Debbie Ross
  • Photography – Bob Holland (front cover) and Neil Zlozower (back cover/inside).
  • Wardrobe Coordinator – Barbara Ramsey