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Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: One Dozen Roses [Tamla, 1971]
Twelve songs, just like the old days, every one sweet and smooth and tinged with pain. And just like in the old days barely half of them are as vivid (musically or verbally) as hits like "The Tears of a Clown" or "I Don't Blame You at All." For your convenience, all of the good ones are listed on the cover, and all of the second-raters aren't. B+