Friends, Rain Plans, Love Songs & Lullabies: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Israel Nash & Darryl Tookes

August 26, 2014 4:00 AM

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Friends, Rain Plans, Love Songs & Lullabies: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Israel Nash & Darryl Tookes

Mike Ragogna: Just the other day, I picked up your Icon sampler, the little collection that Universal released. Though I know all those songs by heart by now, it never fails, I'm always hearing something new in them whether it's in what you did in the music or lyrics. Now on Smokey & Friends, you took many of those classics and invited your friends to sing on them.

Smokey Robinson: That was the original intention, but I think we had a different twist to it. All of the artists you hear on the record picked their songs. Randy Jackson approached the artists and said, "What is your favorite Smokey Robinson song," not necessarily a song that I sang, but any song th...

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