“Do It Baby” by The Miracles (1974)

“Do It Baby” was the first major hit for the Smokey Robinson-less Miracles, hitting the top 20 on the pop charts and the top five on the soul charts in ‘74. My folks moved to the U.S. in ‘71 and ‘72, respectively, and their music collections (which got passed down to me when they all… Read More “Do It Baby” by The Miracles (1974)

“Ain’t Nobody Straight In L.A.” by The Miracles (1975)

What do you make of a song called “Ain’t Nobody Straight In L.A.” that dates back to 1975? Pretty progressive, yeah? In retrospect, it’s worth noting how far ahead of the curve Motown was on queerness in the mid ‘70s. The band Apollo featured gay future music executive Benny Medina. The Dynamic Superiors boasted a very… Read More “Ain’t Nobody Straight In L.A.” by The Miracles (1975)