Recorded Live on Stage

Released: May 31, 1963
Label: Tamla Records

The Miracles Recorded Live on Stage is a 1963 live album by the Miracles, part of the early 1960s Motown “Live on Stage” series by various artists. The first of three live albums the group released during their career, it features live R&B numbers led by Smokey Robinson along with Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White and Claudette Robinson recorded at either the Apollo Theater in New York or The Regal Theatre in Chicago, Illinois during their 1962 and 1963 tour. (Miracles member Pete Moore was serving in the US Army at the time of this performance). The opener “Mighty Good Lovin'” was selected for various later compilations, while “I’ve Been Good To You” later appeared in a stereo mix on the 2002 compilation Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology. The group’s live performance of their-then current release, “A Love She Can Count On” contains some of Smokey’s greatest ad-libs and is well worth the price of the album.