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Smokey Robinson’s voice needs no accompaniment but on his latest release, he decided to invite a few friends along anyway. Smokey and Friends is out right now and the first single “Being With You” features Mary J. Blige.
“Randy Jackson [of ‘American Idol’ fame] who is the producer of the record, he chose the artists. I’m so glad I had a chance to work with him because Randy’s my brother. And he called the people who participated on this record and asked them what was their favorite Smokey Robinson song. It didn’t have to a song that I had sung, just one that I had written. And the songs that you hear them singing on are the ones that they picked.”
The Motown legend even included the Roots on the record, who play on several cuts. John Legend, Steven Tyler, James Taylor, Ledisi
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