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Tracks of My Tears

Music by Smokey Robinson and Warren Moore

Originally Performed by Linda Ronstadt

"The Tracks of My Tears" is a song written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin. It is a multiple award-winning 1965 hit R&B song originally recorded by their group, The Miracles, on Motown's Tamla label. In 1967, Johnny Rivers covered the song and his version was a number 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Linda Ronstadt recorded a hit cover of her own in 1975 that reached number 25 on the Hot 100 chart. Numerous other artists have recorded the song over the years.

    Release Date: 1965


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Flying Pickets : Volume One : 00  1 CD

Flying Pickets : Volume One

First the original Flying Pickets are not the same quintet that are frequently thought of to be the Flying Pickets; in another example of the machinations that occur between band members, there are in fact two different groups entirely. This CD was released in Europe in 1994, and features a new version of "Only You," their 1983 #1 hit. In terms of sound, the differences between the two Pickets are well, not in name only, but are negligible; uncomplicated arrangements of rock hits ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Sign Your Name," "When Doves Cry" etc), performed in a candid style. The name of the group links directly to its working-class origins (a picketer is a striking union worker), and their music is similarly raw and unpretentious. One can imagine them singing at the local pub and having a beer with them later.

Songlist: Under The Bridge, When Doves Cry, Sign Your Name, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderful World, Here, There And Everywhere, Tracks Of My Tears, She Drives Me Crazy, Only You (And You Alone), When You're Young And In Love, Dance The Night Away, Road to Nowhere, Take My Breath Away

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2701c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Fretless : All The Things We Are : 00  1 CD

Fretless : All The Things We Are

Fretless chose its name to represent the freedom, and challenge, of making music with a fretless instrument, the human voice. These five (3 men, 2 women) multitalented singers sharpened their chops performing with many other jazz and classical groups, particularly those performing in the Boston area; they began singing together in 1999. "All the Things" is a finely-crafted, varied collection of 18 covers ranging from the classical and sacred (Palestrina's "Exultate Deo," Debussy's "Dieu! Ou'il La Fait Bon Regarder!," Durufle's "Ubi Caritas" and "Brahms' Lullaby") and rock (Loggins & Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance" and the LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade," to pop and R&B ("James Taylor's "Lonesome Road," Randy Newman's "Short People" and Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears") reggae (Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross") show tunes (Hammerstein's "All the Things You Are" and Gene Krupa's "Some Like It Hot", arranged by Mel Torme) and jazzy blues (the Lambert/Hendricks/Ross arranged "Moanin'"). We particularly enjoyed soprano Anna Choi's solos on "I Can't Make You Love Me," "Tracks of My Tears," "Many Rivers to Cross" and "Lady Marmalade." An impressive, very entertaining debut CD from talented Fretless!

Songlist: All The Things You Are, Your Mama Don't Dance, I Can't Make You Love Me, Exultate Deo, Brahams' Lullaby, Short People, It Must Be Me, Tracks Of My Tears, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, Dieu! Qu'il La Fait Bon Regarder, Some Like It Hot, Let Them In, Peter, That Lonesome Road, Cry Me A River, Many Rivers To Cross, Ubi Caritas, Moanin', Lady Marmalade

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7703c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Nota : Nota : 00  1 CD : 886977444623 : CI774446.2

Nota : Nota

Longtime Harmony Sweepstakes fans like us experienced a curious sense of deja vu while watching the Finals of NBC's "The Sing-Off." This was not surprising, of course, because the show was directly inspired by the Harmony Sweeps, but watching the first Champions, Nota, some of the singers looked very familiar. Searching the Sweeps website, we had to go back to the 2004 Finals, where a 7-man group from Puerto Rico named "Alpha", winners of the L.A. Regional, failed to place but impressed a lot of us in the audience. Since that evening "Alpha" members Edgar Rios, Johnny Figueroa and Ludwig Henderson joined with friends Jose Angel Rodriguez, Juan Eli Diaz and David Pinto to form the beautifully-named Nota, and the reaction of the tv audience, studio audience and judges underlined what everyone could tell from the first few notes-Nota ranks among the best, most entertaining a cappella groups in the world! There are 11 cuts on "Nota," covers of Lil' Wayne's "I Gotta Feeling," Jay Sean's "Down" (which has a marvelous salsa segueway), William "Smoky" Robinson's "Track of My Tears" and "My Girl;" Marc Anthony's "I Need to Know" and Maroon 5's "This Love;" and originals such as "You Own My All," by group member David, "Con mi nota en do" and "Solo sin ti" by Edgar, Ludwig, David and Eduardo Reyes, "Que tengo que hacer" and "Todo cambio." We're going to list the first cut, "I Gotta Feeling" as our favorite because listening to it we knew how good Nota is, and, as we expected, the other 11 cuts are all joyous, bilingual musical treats. Listen to the faux harmonica on cut #7, "My Girl," the faux electric guitar solo on cut #6, "This Love" or the faux horn section on "I Need to Know." Look and the amazing performance photos of the group in the liner notes, or go to YouTube and check out a couple live Nota performances. Then, like us, you'll be a huge Nota fan, turning on your friends to this sweet-singing, big fun group of a cappella champions!

Songlist: I Gotta Feeling, Down, Can Mi Nota En Do, You Are My All, Tracks of my Tears, This Love, My Girl, Todo Cambio, Que Tengo Que Hacer, Solo Sin Ti, I Need To Know

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7590c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Tracks of My Tears : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Linda Ronstadt :  1 CD : 00293967 : 888680940591 : 1540052532

Kirby Shaw : Tracks of My Tearsnew

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles first introduced this pop-hit in 1965 and Linda Ronstadt had a huge hit with it in 1975 followed by numerous singers thereafter. It's a soulful, laid-back arrangement that works well for mixed choirs and women's groups, too.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: Linda Ronstadt

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00293967


Tracks of My Tears : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Linda Ronstadt : Sheet Music : 00293968 : 888680940607 : 1540052540

Kirby Shaw : Tracks of My Tears

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles first introduced this pop-hit in 1965 and Linda Ronstadt had a huge hit with it in 1975 followed by numerous singers thereafter. It's a soulful, laid-back arrangement that works well for mixed choirs and women's groups, too.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Smokey Robinson and Warren Moore Performed By: Linda Ronstadt

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00293968


Tracks of My Tears : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Linda Ronstadt : Sheet Music : 00293969 : 888680940614 : 1540052559

Kirby Shaw : Tracks of My Tears

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles first introduced this pop-hit in 1965 and Linda Ronstadt had a huge hit with it in 1975 followed by numerous singers thereafter. It's a soulful, laid-back arrangement that works well for mixed choirs and women's groups, too.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: Linda Ronstadt

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00293969

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