Smokey and The Miracles’ Friday Song!
I was having lunch the other day, and “Going To A Go-Go” came over the speakers in the restaurant.
And I started seat dancing to one of the great grooves in Motown history!
Bennie Benjamin fabulous tom-tom back-beat, then James Jamerson’s bass line locking in with Marv Tarplin’s lead guitar, and The Miracles, Claudette, Bobby, Ronnie and Pete singing the hook smooth as butter.
So there you are, already movin’ in places where most people (especially from outside “The D”) don’t have places-and finally, we get Smokey’s joyful, “come join us” lead vocal: “They come from everywhere, and if you drop in there, you might see anyone in town..”.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “Going To A Go-Go”! The Keener Friday Song. “You should have some fun, I’m telling everyone…”, and enjoy this extraordinary “real, live” performance on Hullaballoo.