This afternoon’s ‘Tickets @ 2′ song of the day is “The Tracks Of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

Miracles members Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, and Marv Tarplin wrote it. Robinson wrote the lyrics, Tarplin, The Miracles’ guitarist, came up with the riff.

Tarplin got the idea for the music after listening to a calypso tune – Harry Belafonte’s “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)”

This was a bigger chart hit for Johnny Rivers when he covered it in 1967. His version Hit #10. Linda Ronstadt also covered the song in 1976.

Motwon head Berry Gordy considers this Robinson’s best work.

When you hear it between two and three we’ll take the 10th caller at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win tickets to see Cirque Du La Symphonie at the Segerstrom.

  1. DAVE PHILLIPS in Reno, NV says:

    JIM CARSON – Great to see your name still on-air with K-EARTH 101 == “Trivia Time” =

    Is the former San Diego radio personality – with “Smokey Bear hat” – still on the air? [Name forgotten] [Having ‘a Senior Moment or Brain Fart’ – not certain, precisely, which, however] 😉

    ** BUT HE was on “KGB-fm” with a Production Director xx ” JEFF DEAN ” xx — My son [‘ DEAN ‘] and his best friend [‘ JEFF ‘] did a voice track for SUNDAY – re-broadcast on KGB in the day, Making their “radio debuts”! 😉

    ** This K EARTH on-air personality was “drive- time” shift, when I was in El – Lay [Dec. ’05 – Jan., ’09], working homeless outreach for V-A Hospital in West Los Angeles.

    Best to ya and also to “GARY and LISA” of ‘The Morning Show’ –

    DAVE PHILLIPS in Reno, NV -30-

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