Smokey Robinson & The Miracles LIVE!
Released: January 6, 1969
Label: Tamla Records
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles LIVE! is a 1969 album by R&B group The Miracles (aka “Smokey Robinson & the Miracles”). Issued on Motown’s Tamla label, it is the second of three live albums the Miracles recorded during their career. The album was recorded in 1968 at Detroit’s famous Roostertail Restaurant, a popular venue where Motown artists appeared during the 1960s and 1970s. Released January 6, 1969, it charted at #71 on the Billboard Pop Album Chart and peaked at #7 on the Billboard R&B Album Chart.
The concert that spawned the album was aimed at an adult supper-club crowd, instead of the group’s usual teenaged market. It consisted of a combination of several of the group’s greatest hits, along with standards. The album, which documented a much more polished and professional performance than the one on the group’s first live album, The Miracles Recorded Live on Stage, revealed the Miracles’ tremendous growth as experienced performers during the intervening six years.