Monday, August 18, 2014

AUDIO: Smokey Robinson premieres duet with Steven Tyler

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is among the guests featured on “Smokey & Friends”, a new duets album by R&B legend Smokey Robinson.

"I worked with Steven Tyler and Nicole Scherzinger to create this new version of ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’,” posted Robinson along with the streaming audio. “And now I’m presenting it to all of my fans first."

Due August 19, the project sees Smokey team up on a selection of his classics with guests like Elton John, Sheryl Crow, John Legend and others.

A US Top 10 hit from Robinson and The Maricales in 1962, “You Really Got A Hold On Me” was originally released as the b-side to “Happy Landing.” Once US radio started playing the b-side, it went on to become one of The Miracles' most successful songs: it was the group’s second million-seller (after “Shop Around”), and was a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

Tyler and Aerosmith are currently on the road across North America with Slash, with shows scheduled to wrap up September 9 in Clarkston, Michigan.

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