One Dozen Roses

Released: August 27, 1971
Label: Tamla Records

One Dozen Roses is a 1971 album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, issued on Motown Records’ Tamla label. The penultimate album before lead singer Smokey Robinson departed the group for a solo career, One Dozen Roses features the Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hit single “I Don’t Blame You at All”. Also included is the group’s number-one smash hit “The Tears of a Clown”, which was also made available through the reissue of the 1967 Miracles LP Make It Happen as The Tears of a Clown. Both of these songs were also huge hits in England, reaching #11 and #1 respectively. The album’s cover depicts Smokey, (with fellow Miracles Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, and Ronnie White), picking a solitary rose for his wife, Miracles member Claudette Robinson, who is pictured on the cover holding the rose given her by her husband.