"Smokey & Friends'" is the title of the album that Smokey Robinson will launch on June 19th. The album features several of the legendary Motown singing star’s classics together with tracks from Elton John, Cee Lo Green, Steven Tyler, John Legend and James Taylor. In the video below you can hear a new version of "Cruisin', recorded with Jessie J.

Originally launched in 1979, the song gave new impetus to the commercial career of Smokey.

The track was reached number four on the Billboard and was his first solo single to enter the American top 10 - in the 60s / early 70s he recorded alongside the Miracles.

The song also had success with Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis that the re-recorded for the track "Duets" ("Come Stay With Me" - 2000).

Listen to the new version of "Cruisin'". Before the music starts Jessie J talks about the emotion that she was able to record with Smokey and says that "the dream became reality."

on 8/8/14


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