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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Smokey Robinson CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Smokey Robinson albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Smokey Robinson record collection, Smokey Robinson CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

Smokey Robinson Biography

William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with the Motown record label, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy. As both a member of Motown group The Miracles and a solo artist, Robinson recorded seventy Top 40 hits for Motown between 1959 and 1990, and also served as the company's Vice President from 1961 to 1988. It's hard to find great soul music these days? Grab your Smokey Robinson concert tickets before it's too late.

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Smokey Robinson Bio Continued

Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and was nicknamed "Smokey" as a child, because of his love of westerns. The name originally came when an uncle (who would take a young Robinson to see westerns) gave him the name "Smokey Joe", Robinson began being called "Smokey" whilst in his teens. In 1955, Robinson founded a group he called "The Five Chimes" with his best friend Ronnie White, and Northern High School classmates Pete Moore, Clarence Dawson, and James Grice. By 1957, the group was called "The Matadors" and included cousins Bobby Rogers and Claudette Rogers in place of Dawson and Grice. With Robinson as lead singer, the Matadors began touring the local Detroit venues. In 1958, Robinson met songwriter Berry Gordy, Jr., who co-wrote for them the single "Got a Job," an answer song to The Silhouettes' hit single "Get a Job." The group renamed itself The Miracles, and issued singles on both End Records and Chess Records before Robinson suggested to Berry Gordy that he start a label of his own.

Smokey Robinson Discography Updated January 2007
Smokey Robinson Albums

Smokey Robinson Vinyl and Smokey Robinson CDs: Studio

1962 - I'll Try Something New - Motown
1962 - Cookin' with the Miracles - Motown
1962 - Shop Around - Motown
1963 - The Fabulous Miracles - Motown
1963 - The Miracles on Stage [live] - Motown
1963 - Christmas with the Miracles - Motown
1963 - Doin' Mickey's Monkey - Motown
1964 - I Like It Like That - Motown
1965 - Going to a Go-Go - Motown
1966 - Away We a Go-Go - Motown
1967 - Make It Happen - Motown
1968 - Special Occasion - Motown
1969 - Time out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Motown
1969 - Four in Blue - Motown
1969 - Live! - Motown
1970 - What Love Has...Joined Together - Motown
1970 - Season for Miracles - Motown
1970 - The Tears of a Clown - Motown
1970 - A Pocket Full of Miracles - Tamla
1971 - From the Beginning - Bell
1971 - One Dozen Roses - Tamla
1971 - Smokey & the Miracles - Motown
1972 - 1957-1972 [live] - Motown
1972 - Flying High Together - Tamla
1973 - Smokey - Motown
1975 - A Quiet Storm - Motown
1976 - Smokey's Family Robinson - Motown
1977 - Deep in My Soul - Motown
1977 - Big Time - Motown
1978 - Love Breeze - Motown
1978 - Smokin' - Motown
1979 - Where There's Smoke... - Motown
1980 - Warm Thoughts - Motown
1981 - Being With You - Motown
1982 - Yes It's You Lady - Motown
1983 - Touch the Sky - Motown
1984 - Essar - Motown
1986 - Smoke Signals - Motown
1987 - One Heartbeat - Motown
1990 - Love, Smokey - Motown
1991 - Double Good Everything - SBK
1999 - Intimate - Uptown/Universal
1999 - Our Very Best Christmas - Uptown/Universal
2004 - Food for the Spirit - Liquid 8
2006 - Timeless Love - New Door

Smokey Robinson Records and Smokey Robinson CD Releases: Compilations 1965 - 1999

1965 - Greatest Hits from the Beginning - Motown
1968 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - Motown
1973 - Anthology [1973] - Motown
1974 - Pure Smokey - Motown
1975 - Smokey/A Quiet Storm - Motown
1977 - Motown Superstar Series, Vol. 18 - Motown
1978 - Being with You/Where There's Smoke... - Motown
1978 - Smokey's World - Motown
1983 - Blame It on Love and All the Great Hits - Motown
1983 - 18 Greatest Hits - Tamla
1983 - Great Songs and Performances - Motown
1989 - Baby, Baby Don't Cry - Motown
1989 - Compact Command Performances - Motown
1989 - Doin' Mickey's Monkey/Away We A-Go-Go - Motown
1990 - The Composer Series: Smokey Robinson - Motown
1990 - Compact Command Performances, Vol. 2 - Motown
1993 - Whatever Makes You Happy: More of the Best... - Rhino
1993 - Motown Legends: I Second That Emotion - Motown
1993 - Back to Back: Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - K-Tel
1994 - The 35th Anniversary Collection - Motown
1995 - The Ballad Album - Motown
1995 - Motown Legends: Cruisin'/Being With You - Motown
1995 - Anthology [1995] - Motown
1995 - The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Motown
1997 - The Ultimate Collection [1997] - Motown
1998 - The Ultimate Collection [1998] - Motown
1999 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson & The Mir - Motown
1999 - Lost and Found: Along Came Love (1958-1964) - Motown
1999 - Early Classics - Karussell
1999 - Going to a Go-Go/Tears of a Clown - Motown

Smokey Robinson CD's and Smokey Robinson Vinyl: Compilations 2000 - Present

2000 - Tracks of My Tears - Universal/Spectrum
2000 - The Miracles Christmas Collection - Intercontinental
2000 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson - Motown
2001 - Going to a Go-Go/Away We a Go-Go - Motown
2001 - Make It Happen/Special Occasion - Motown
2001 - Time out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles/Four in Blue - Motown
2001 - Solo Anthology - Motown
2001 - Christmas Album - Spectrum
2002 - Going to a Go-Go/Away We a Go-Go [Expanded] - Universal
2002 - Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology - Motown
2003 - Winning Combinations - Universal Special Products
2003 - 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection - Motown
2004 - Motown Legends: Being With You - Collectables
2004 - Motown Legends: Shop Around - Collectables
2004 - The Live Collection - Hip-O/Motown
2004 - Golden Legends - St. Clair
2004 - Greatest Collection - Platinum Disc
2005 - For Lovers - Motown
2005 - My World: The Definitive Collection - Motown
2005 - Universal Masters Collection - Universal
2005 - Greatest Hits [Universal International] - Universal International
2005 - The Best of Smokey Robinson [Motown] - Motown
2006 - Legends - Universal International
2006 - Soul Legends - Universal International
2006 - Gold - Motown
2006 - 50th Anniversary Collection - Universal/Umtv
2006 - Motown Early Classics - Universal
2007 - You Must Be Love: The Love Collection - Universal/Spectrum
2007 - The Silver Spectrum Collection - Spectrum

Smokey Robinson CD and Smokey Robinson Records Releases: Singles

1974 - I Am I Am - Tamla
1990 - Take Me Through the Night - Motown
1991 - Double Good Everything [Cassette Single] - Capitol
1992 - Rewind - Capitol
1992 - I Love Your Face - SBK

Smokey Robinson DVDs & Smokey Robinson Music Videos

1998 - Greatest Hits Live - Delta
2001 - Standing Room Only [live] - Image
2004 - Food for the Spirit [DVD] - Liquid 8
2005 - My World: The Definitive Collection [DVD] - Motown
2005 - 20th Century Masters: DVD Collection - Motown
2006 - The Definitive Performances 1963-1987 - Motown

Smokey Robinson Music CDs and other Smokey Robinson CD's: Appearances

1961 - Hi, We're the Miracles The Miracles - Vocals
1962 - Cookin' with the Miracles Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1962 - Do You Love Me The Contours - Producer
1962 - I'll Try Something New The Miracles - Vocals
1962 - Shop Around Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1963 - Chartbusters, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1963 - Christmas with the Miracles The Miracles - Associate Producer
1963 - Doin' Mickey's Monkey The Miracles - Vocals
1963 - Fabulous Miracles Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1963 - Miracles on Stage Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1964 - Chartbusters, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1964 - Greatest Hits Mary Wells - Producer
1964 - I Like It Like That Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1964 - Meet the Temptations The Temptations - Producer
1965 - Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals, Producer
1965 - Greatest Hits from the Beginning The Miracles - Vocals
1965 - Nothing But a Man Original Soundtrack - Producer
1965 - Temptations Sing Smokey The Temptations - Producer
1965 - Temptin' Temptations The Temptations - Producer
1966 - Away We a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1966 - Gettin' Ready The Temptations - Producer
1966 - Greatest Hits, Vol.1 The Temptations - Producer
1966 - Marvelettes' Greatest Hits The Marvelettes - Producer
1967 - Make It Happen Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1967 - Package of16 Big Hits Various Artists - Vocals
1967 - Reach Out The Four Tops - Producer
1967 - Temptations Greatest Hits The Temptations - Producer
1967 - With a Lot o' Soul The Temptations - Producer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 7 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 8 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers - Producer
1968 - Greatest Hits, Vol.2 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals, Producer
1968 - Merry Christmas from Motown [LP] Various Artists - Performer
1968 - Special Occasion Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1969 - Four in Blue Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1969 - Live! Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1969 - Motown Winners' Circle: No.1 Hits Various Artists - Performer
1969 - Time out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1969 - Greatest Hits [Motown] The Miracles - Vocals
1970 - Christmas Gift Wrap [Re-Issue of #681] Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol.2 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motown's Winner's Circle, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Season for Miracles Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1970 - Super Hits [Motown] Marvin Gaye - Producer
1970 - Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1970 - What Love Has...Joined Together Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1971 - From the Beginning Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1971 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1971 - Motown Story Various Artists - Performer
1971 - Smokey & the Miracles Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1972 - 1957-1972 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Vocals
1973 - Anthology [1973] The Temptations - Producer
1973 - Motown Christmas Various Artists - Arranger, Performer
1973 - Motown Superstars Series, Vol. 8 Jimmy & David Ruffin - Producer
1973 - Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 9 [Original Sound1] Various Artists - Performer
1973 - Smokey Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1974 - Anthology: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes [197 Diana Ross & the Supremes - Producer
1974 - Anthology Marvin Gaye - Producer
1974 - Pure Smokey Smokey Robinson - Arranger, Vocals, Producer
1975 - Cooley High Original Soundtrack - Producer
1975 - Disco Tech, Vol.1 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1975 - Quiet Storm Smokey Robinson - Arranger, Vocals, Producer
1975 - Smokey/A Quiet Storm Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1976 - Billboard Top Hits:1976 Various Artists - Performer
1976 - Motown Disco-O-Tech #3 Various Artists - Performer
1976 - Motown Disco-O-Tech #4 Various Artists - Performer
1976 - Motown Original Versions Various Artists - Performer
1976 - Smokey's Family Robinson Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1977 - Big Time Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1977 - Deep in My Soul Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1977 - Motown Superstar Series, Vol.18 Smokey Robinson - Arranger, Vocals, Producer
1978 - Being with You/Where There's Smoke... Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1978 - Love Breeze Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1978 - Pops, We Love You Various Artists - Performer
1978 - Smokey's World Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1978 - Smokin' Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1979 - Turn You to Love Terry Callier
1979 - Where There's Smoke... Smokey Robinson - Vocals, Producer
1980 - Billboard Top Hits:1980-1984 Various Artists - Performer
1980 - Billy Joe Royal [1980] Billy Joe Royal - Performer
1980 - Warm Thoughts Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1981 - Being With You Smokey Robinson - Vocals
1981 - Billboard Top Hits:1981 Various Artists - Performer
1982 - 12 #1 Hits from the 70's Various Artists - Performer
1982 - 16 #1 Hits from the Early 60's Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1982 - All the Million-Sellers The Temptations - Producer
1982 - Diana's Duets Diana Ross - Performer
1982 - Reunion The Temptations - Producer
1982 - Yes It's You Lady Smokey Robinson - Vocals

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