Saturday, May 17, 2014

Smokey Robinson & Elton in New Duet

Elton John spoke to Billboard to discuss recording a duet with Smokey Robinson for an upcoming album.

As a teenager collecting soul records, John recalls he was awed by Robinson’s “most amazing voice” and lyrics that were “so great and direct; so simple and heartfelt. I think Bob Dylan described him as America’s greatest poet. [Robinson] says things in five words that people take a whole page to say.”

Elton has recorded Smokey’s classic ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ for ‘Smokey and Friends’.

Smokey Robinson is partnering with an all-star slate of guests — including Elton John and James Taylor for the “Smokey & Friends” record.

Verve Records will release the duets album this September.

- Noise 11

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