Anyone who's seen John Legend perform knows the 35-year-old has been covering the Smokey Robinson classic "Quiet Storm" in his concerts for years. Legend does such a great job of it that Robinson urged the singer to record the song himself.
But the singer-songwriter did one better. He teamed up with Robinson to record a duet of the classic '70s tune for Robinson's new album, Smokey & Friends. The result is a blended mix of silky smooth old school and new school soul that is beyond music to the ears.
Legend says at the beginning of the track, "Bob Dylan called Smokey Robinson one of the greatest poets of our time. Smokey, it's an honor to sing this with you."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, whose career spans 50 years, is equally impressed by the Ordinary People crooner.
"He's a wonderful young artist and a great songwriter," Robinson said of Legend. "For him to like one of my songs like that is a flattering thing."
Check out the clip below of both Grammy-winning artists in action, performing "Quiet Storm" in the studio.
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