You can’t mistake the sound of Smokey Robinson’s voice, and you definitely can’t forget it. As front man of The Miracles and as a solo artist, Robinson became one of the most recognizable and revered singers of the golden days of Motown and beyond. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter is still a household name today, and he’s teaming up with Verve Music Group to release his 29th LP, a special duets album. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be revisiting some of his old hits, including “My Girl,” “Cruisin’,” “The Tears of a Clown” and more. No word on the album title or who the legendary singer will be pairing up with, but Robinson will be sure to take it back to the good ole days on some of the tracks.
“Not only do I have a musical history with the guys involved, but a longstanding friendship as well,” Robinson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing our talents to the table as we collaborate on this project.”
“From the early ‘60’s to this very day, you can turn on a radio anywhere in the world and hear his music,” said Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster in a statement. “Smokey Robinson’s contributions to the world of music as a performer, producer and songwriter are nothing short of a ‘miracle.’”
Robinson’s last album, Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, was released in 2009. The duets album is due out this fall.