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Smokey Robinson - Smokey and Friends (2014)

Everything about the new Smokey Robinson album, Smokey and Friends, warned me to have low expectations.  There have been too many similar albums that have shown the formula -- the pairing of a musical legend with younger singers on duet remakes of that artist's biggest songs -- is more about flash than music. However, I nonetheless had hope because, after all, this is...

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Howard Hewett has thrilled soul music fans with his golden voice for over three decades. Both as a member of the group Shalamar and as a solo artist, he's proven to be one of the great voices of our time.

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