The Tracks of My Tears


Date: 1965
Artist: The Miracles
Song Writers: Smokey Robinson/Marv Tarplin/ Moore
Recording details: Produced by 'Smokey' Bill W Robinson

Jobete-Carlin Music (Berry Gordy)

Label(s) UK: Tamla Motown
USA: Tamla


High category soul deep from the heart sung with a building passion; ‘…since you put me down. My smile is my make-up I wear since my break-up with you’. Its raw emotion and heartbreak the loss and rejection of the person that was loved, and is still loved, a recurring theme in Soul music.
This is what Soul music is essentially about, a song coming from deep emotions, the addition of a dancing beat on many soul tracks was a bonus and became for the later day ‘Northern Soul’ folks the most important element. However when soul was born in the sixties following on from leading exponents Ray Charles and Sam Cooke the genre was mixed with upbeat songs as well as slow soulful numbers. The Tracks Of My Tears is a fine example of the latter.








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