Smokey Robinson – Yes Its You Lady (1982/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Smokey Robinson – Yes Its You Lady (1982/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:37:46 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Universal Motown
Recorded: November – December, 1981 at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California

Yes It’s You Lady is a 1982 album by American singer Smokey Robinson. As 1981’s Being with You it was produced by George Tobin and recorded and mixed at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California. It was released on the Motown sub-label Tamla. The album was peaking at #33 in Billboard pop charts, and at #6 on the R&B charts. The two follow-up singles to 1981’s chart success’ “Being with you” were strangely no Robinson compositions: “Tell Me Tomorrow” peaked at #33 Billboard and #3 R&B charts, “Old Fashioned Love” at #60 Billboard and #17 R&B charts. The third and final single, Robinson’s “Yes It’s You Lady” only peaked at #107 Billboard, without entering the R&B charts.

Surprisingly, having scored his biggest solo success with the self-penned, self-produced Being with You, Smokey Robinson turned to an outside producer and outside writers for the followup. Both of the singles from Yes It’s You Lady, which was produced by George Tobin, “Tell Me Tomorrow” (number three R&B, number 33 Pop) and “Old Fashioned Love” (number 17 R&B, number 60 Pop) were mid-tempo rhythm numbers written by Gary Goetzman and Mike Piccirillo. Robinson’s own compositions, notably the title track, which would have made a perfect follow-up to “Being with You,” were de-emphasized. The result was a retreat from the careful career-building Robinson had been engaged in since 1979; the album peaked at only number 33 after three straight Top 20 LPs. It was as though, having established himself as a solo voice, Robinson was now content to be “Cruisin’.” ~~AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

1 Tell Me Tomorrow 6:25
2 Yes It’s You Lady 4:43
3 Old Fashioned Love 3:12
4 Are You Still Here 2:33
5 The Only Game In Town 4:47
6 International Baby 4:09
7 Merry Go Ride 5:31
8 I’ll Try Something New 3:34
9 Destiny 3:18

Vocals – Smokey Robinson
Backing Vocals – Claudette Robinson, Ivory Davis, Julia Waters Tillman, Maxine Waters Willard, Mike Piccirillo, Yvonne Wilkins, Smokey Robinson
Guitar, Synthesizer, Bells – Mike Piccirillo
Rhythm guitar – Marv Tarplin
Bass – Scott Edwards
Percussion – Howard Lee Wolen
Drums – Ed Greene
Keyboards – Bill Cuomo
Saxophone – Joel Peskin
Trombone – David Stout
Trumpet – Harry Kim
Violin – Bobby Bruce