Friday, October 20, 2017

Smokey Robinson – Theme From Big Time (Motown)

Smokey Robinson‘s contribution to the maturation of Soul Music is just priceless. From his early days as the front man of The Miracles, to his upbringing to legendary label Motown Records as its Vice President. Not to mention his songwriting work (‘Ooo Baby Baby’, ‘Going To A Go-Go’, ‘My Guy’, among many others) and his career as a solo artist…
More of a Doo Wop-influenced singer and a balladeer, we surprisingly catch him on this infectious Soul psyche/Funk rare joint
arranged by Ronnie McNeir and Sonny Burke, with guitar part courtesy of Melvin ‘Wah Wah’ Watson. A jam quite illustrative of the 70’s Blaxploitation sound, strangely reminding of the late Norman Whitfield productions, which would serve as the main theme to the 1977 Andrew Georgias directed film of the name…

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