MUSIC NEWS - It’s a historic, one-time-only collaboration between two of the pre-eminent singer/songwriters of their time, joining forces on such classics as “Sara Smile,” “Tears of a Clown” and “Ooh, Baby Baby”. Daryl Hall’s youth was spent as being an integral part of the Sound of Philadelphia, but he had a special feeling for the music of Motown’slegendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson. Now, the two will join forces in an intimate session that can be shared by everybody on the new, 22nd edition of Live From Daryl’s House on Saturday, August 15.
"This truly is a highlight of my career,” said Daryl about the pairing. “Smokey Robinson is one of my heroes as a singer and songwriter, a major influence on my own music from the very start. "To be able to join forces on Live from Daryl’s House is a real treat.” The two performers collaborate on a nine-song set which highlights the Smokey Robinson songbook as well as including a pair of Daryl Hall penned hits in “I Can’t Go for That” and “Sara Smile.” Among the songs Daryl and Smokey tackle are Miracles classics “Tears of a Clown,” “Going to a Go-Go” and “Ooh, Baby Baby,” as well as Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why,” which is the first single from Robinson’s new album, Time Flies When You're Having Fun, releasingt August 25 on ROBSO Records, thru ADA Distribution, featuring special guests Joss Stone, Carlos Santana and India.Arie. Smokey was impressed with the experience: “It was absolutely fantastic working with Daryl, T-Bone, Shawn, Zev, Eliot and Everett, knowing before I even got there what top-notch musicians they were. They all proved to be better than their amazing reputations and it was a complete joy for me to work with them."
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