Sunday, August 30, 2009

New cuts from Smokey Robinson, Bettye LaVette

Lay the recording careers of Smokey Robinson and Bettye LaVette end-to-end, they’d span almost 100 years. And they’re still putting out new music.

Click here to hear Smokey’s grown-up interpretation of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” (though that might sound like a strange concept).

With this track, Smokey is taking advantage of the Michael love... big time. Because you cannot buy this MP3 on its own. You have to purchase the complete album download of “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun,” Smokey’s brand new release.

(That’s all right. Well played, Smokey. I’ll check the rest of it out later.)

Now... click here and listen to Bettye LaVette’s brokedown version of “Ain’t No Sunshine.” This is from her new six-song digital EP, “‘Change Is Gonna Come’ Sessions.”

Matter fact, is giving away a FREE MP3 of Bettye LaVette’s rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Just follow this link.


Anonymous said...

LOVE Bettye!

bklyn6 said...

The J5 have covered a Smokey song or two, so one good turn deserves another, I guess. But that's a shrewd marketing strategy.

daughterofthedream said...

When I grow up I want to look like Bettye! She's in better shape than my 32-year-old self, dang!!