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Written by Pete Moore, Billy Griffin & Donald Griffin


This week, the focus is on a goodie from another smart reissue by the UK label, Cherry Red Records. For the first time ever on compact disc, this enterprising independent record label re-released the rare, self-titled album by soul/R&B legends, The Miracles. Originally cut on Columbia Records in 1978, the October 2012 cd, The Miracles, became a sought-after item by fans and soul music lovers alike for its very limited availability generated by a dispute between the group and Columbia Records’ executives. Consequently, The Miracles was released only in The Netherlands with a few import copies making their way to the US where the album never officially saw the light of day.


Written by Griffin, Moore, Griffin

The Miracles is one of the most successful vocal groups in the history of soul music. In the early seventies the group suffered the departure of the legendary Smokey Robinson who went solo. A new lead singer, Billy Griffin, was added to the line-up as The Miracles kept touring and releasing new albums that spawned more hits like their 1976 # 1 “Love Machine (Part 1).” In 1977 the group left Motown and signed a new deal with Columbia Records.