Smokey Robinson on renewing the magic of Motown

Smokey Robinson at Warner Theatre in Washington. February 2014. (Jose Luis Magana/Reuters)


The legendary Smokey Robinson joins guest host Terry O'Reilly to discuss the incredible collaborations that made Motown great, and how he's rekindled that spirit for his new duets album, Smokey and Friends. The record features Robinson's classic hits sung alongside the likes of Elton John, Cee Lo Green and Mary J. Blige. 

Robinson also opens up about his ongoing advocacy against drug addiction and what he wants both his musical and "human" legacy to be. 

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Listen to some of Smokey Robinson's most famous hits, followed by their modern-day reinterpretation, in the YouTube window embedded below.

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