Solo Albums Vol 1 – Smokey/Pure Smokey
Smokey’s first two solo albums after leaving the Miracles ‘Smokey’ is from 1973 and ‘Pure Smokey’ is from 1974. ‘Smokey’ includes ‘Sweet Harmony and ‘Baby Come Close’ both perfect ballads, but also try the song ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’. ‘Pure Smokey’ is a fine set which flows from track to track seamlessly. Check ‘Just Passing Through’ that sounds like a track Smokey might have written for the temps – lovely flowing soul with gorgeous flute. Give the wonderful head nodder/ mid-tempo ‘Virgin Man’ a spin or the gentle lilting ballad ‘Fulfil Your Need’ that is perfectly suited to Robinson’s delicate voice.