1979 Smokey Robinson – Where There’s Smoke

Where There’s Smoke… is a 1979 album by Smokey Robinson, released on Motown Records’ Tamla label. It contains his Billboard Top ten pop hit single “Cruisin'”.

Tracks

1  It’s A Good Night (Smokey Robinson) 5:46
2  I Love The Nearness Of You (Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder) 4:30
3  The Hurt’s On You (Lawrence Hanks, Rodney Massey) 4:16
4  Ever Had A Dream (Smokey Robinson, James Bradford) 3:47
5  Get Ready (Smokey Robinson) 5:56
6  Share It (Smokey Robinson) 4:58
Cruisin’ (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin) 5:53

Musicians

BassBernard Reed
BassChuck Rainey
BassLarry Davis
BassNathan Watts
BassWayne Tweed
DrumsBrian Grice
DrumsDennis Davis
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsScotty Harris
GuitarByron Gregory
GuitarDanny Leake
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarMarvin Tarplin
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarRick Littlefield
GuitarRick Zunigar
GuitarRobert White
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsLawrence Hanks
KeyboardsRoger Harris
KeyboardsRon Rancifer
KeyboardsRonnie McNeir
KeyboardsSonny Burke
KeyboardsTerry Fryer
FluteFred Smith
HornsMichael Jacobson
SaxFred Smith
StringsMichael Jacobson
PercussionSonny Burke
PercussionIvory Davis
PercussionJack Ashford
Background VocalsBernard Ighner
Background VocalsCharles Wright
Background VocalsCheryl Cooper
Background VocalsClaudette Robinson
Background VocalsIvory Davis
Background VocalsJames Sledge
Background VocalsPatricia Henley Talbert
Background VocalsPaula Dickerson

Liner Notes

Producer – Smokey Robinson (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7)
Co-producer – Sonny Burke (Track 1)
Co-producer – Smokey Robinson (Tracks 2, 5)
Co-producer – Stevie Wonder (Track 2)
Co-producer – Homer Talbert, Jerry Butler (Track 3)
Product Manager – Brenda M Boyce
Arranged By – Sonny Burke (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Arranged By – Robert Bowles, Paul David Wilson, Terry Fryer (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Stevie Wonder (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Paul Riser (Track 2)
Engineer (Assistant Recording Engineer) – Gail Ritter
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Cal Harris, Roger Dollarhide, Michael Lizzio
Mixed By – Michael Lizzio, Smokey Robinson
Mixed By (Assistant) – Gail Ritter, Randy Dunlap

Art Direction – John Cabalka
Design – Ginny Livingston
Photography By (Cover) – Claude Mougin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation