Written by Smokey Robinson
Released in 1963
Mary had 10 consecutive #1 hits between 1962-63, this should have been number 11.
There is something about this song that puts a smile on my face but in reality every early Motown song does that. A classic period and a classy singer who started off the very long ride Motown had.
Laughing Boy also made you appreciate the Muse behind the singers with Ivory Joe Hunter’s piano, James Jamerson’s bass and the beat of William “Benny” Benjamin’s drums. Music never had it so good.
These Musicians were MOTOWN.
They alone gave the artists the Muse to make it complete for a sound that would be recognized and known around this entite world as, Motown.
Earl Van Dyke
William “Benny” Benjamin
Richard “Pistol” Allen
The Best Bassist In The World James Jamerson
Eddie “Bongo” Brown
Detroit, Michigan had it all and owned the sound.
It was “MOTOWN” and it was ours.
I’m proud to make The Funk Brothers my first Motown Monday of the New Year dedicated to the greatest group of musicians ensembled.