Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Every Single Motown 'A-Side': 1970

Episode 56

Episode date - July 24, 2009

How Music Changed

    In 1970, Motown was a different animal than it was in the heyday of the mid-‘60s, but that didn’t mean that the label was suffering.

    Sure, a lot of the older acts were waning (Martha & the Vandellas, The Marvelettes), but the Supremes proved that there was life after Diana Ross, and Gladys Knight proved that she was ready for anything. This show has its fair share of misses, but the hits more than make up for it. Besides, most of the non-hits were pretty darn good, despite the public ignorance.

    Featured tracks:

    As Long As I’ve Got You – Danny Hernandez & the Once

    Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    Heaven Help Us All – Stevie Wonder

    You Keep Me Hangin’ On - Hugh Masekela

    It’s a Lonesome Road – Hearts of Stone

    I Gotta Let You Go – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

    Stoned Love – The Supremes

    If I Were Your Woman – Gladys Knight & the Pips

    Marionette – The Marvelettes

    River Deep, Mountain High – The Supremes & the Four Tops

    Coming Apart – Alan Nicholls

    Channel 137 - Every Single Motown 'A-Side'