1981 Smokey Robinson – Being With You

Being with You is a 1981 album by American singer Smokey Robinson. It is one of the few Smokey Robinson solo albums that have been released in the CD format. It features the million-selling, Gold-certified single title track “Being with You”, which hit #1 on the Cash Box Top 100. It just missed the #1 Pop position in Billboard, peaking at #2, making it Robinson’s highest-charting solo hit after leaving The Miracles. It was also #1 for five consecutive weeks on the R&B Chart and for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart.

Smokey’s first wife, fellow Miracles member Claudette Robinson, contributed background vocals to this album. This album has been Certified Gold by the RIAA. It eventually sold over 900,000 copies in the United States.


Being With You (Glen Ballard, Cliff Magness) 4:07
2  Food For Thought (Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) 4:10
3  If You Wanna Make Love (Come ‘Round Here) (Keithen Carter, Bruce Gaitsch) 3:31
4  Who’s Sad (Keithen Carter, Bruce Gaitsch, Patrick Leonard) 3:42
5  Can’t Fight Love (Glen Ballard, Cliff Magness) 5:56
6  You Are Forever (Eugene Jackson, Jimmy Douglass) 4:28
7  As You Do (Clarence Brice, Evelyn King) 3:12
8  I Hear The Children Singing (Mic Murphy, David Frank) 3:44


BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Piccirillo
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsMike Piccirillo
OrganMike Piccirillo
SynthesizerMike Piccirillo
SaxJoel Peskin
TromboneDavid Stout
TrumpetHarry Kim
PercussionHoward Lee Wolen
PercussionMark Wolfson
Background VocalsMike Piccirillo
Background VocalsClaudette Robinson
Background VocalsIvory Davis
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsPatti Henley
Background VocalsRobert John

Other Musicians

7 As You Do

BassBob Popwell
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsScotty Harris
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRon Rancifer
KeyboardsReginald Burke
SaxFred Smith

Liner Notes

Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – George Tobin
Producer (Associate) – Mike Piccirillo
Arranged By – George Tobin
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Lisa Marie
Engineer – Howard Lee Wolen
Engineer (Assistant) – Richie Griffin
Mastered By – John Lemay
Mixed By – George Tobin, Mike Piccirillo

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Ginny Livingston
Photography By – Gary Heery

Recorded At – Studio Sound Recorders
Mixed At – Studio Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
Mixed At – Motown Recording Studios
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
Produced For – George Tobin Productions Inc.