Smokey Robinson Details First Solo Christmas Album
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:21:11
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Smokey Robinson announced he will release a Christmas album for the holiday season this year, his first solo holiday effort to date. Christmas Everyday will include three Smokey Robinson originals plus holiday stalwarts like "White Christmas" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". The record is available for pre-order now via Amazon Music, with a release date set for November 10th.
Robinson previously contributed four songs to the 1973 compilation, A Motown Christmas, as well as releasing two Christmas albums with his group The Miracles back in the 60's. The motown legend said in a statement, "I was quite pleased when I was approached about doing a holiday album. I love the feeling of Christmas…and these are some of my absolute favorite songs. Folks are going to be surprised by some of the arrangements."
Christmas Everyday features appearances by Trombone Shorty, Mindi Abair, Us The Duo, and The Dap Kings, with production by the prolific Adam Anders. Robinson said of working on the record with Anders, "We had a good working relationship and a great time. We were both very open to each other's creativity. I'd give him a song idea and the key I wanted to sing it in, he'd do a treatment and then we'd work side by side to buff it to perfection."
Christmas Everyday Tracklist:
1. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (feat. Trombone Shorty)
2. "This Christmas"
3. "The Christmas Song"
4. "White Christmas"
5. "Silent Night" (feat. Mindi Abair)
6. "The Night That Baby was Born"
7. "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)"
8. "Christmas Everyday" (feat. Us The Duo)
9. "You're My Present" (feat. The Dap Kings)
10. "O' Holy Night" (feat. Take 6)
—The ARTISTdirect Staff