Women in Music 2019

Smokey Robinson Performs 'Get Ready' With St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Patients: Watch

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Smokey Robinson performs on stage at San Diego County Fair on June 15, 2019 in Del Mar, Calif.

Smokey Robinson made some new friends at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and they had an adorable little jam session.

In a heartwarming new video, the Motown legend teaches patients Calvin, Cassidy and Alana the Temptations' "Get Ready." They sing the tune and clap their hands to the beat, and even delve into a small side-chat about how Smokey got his unique name.

The visit was part of Robinson's participation in the Music Gives to St. Jude Kids initiative, which aims to inspire bands, their fans and the music industry as a whole to raise awareness for St. Jude.

"It means the world to me to be able to spend time with these amazing kids and experience the joy that music brings to their faces," said Robinson in a press statement. "There is magic in song and the ability to harness that magic to help heal your mind and body is truly a gift. I am honored to share my love for music with these brave children and in turn, share that experience with the world through this video."

Watch the sweet clip below, and learn more about the Music Gives for St. Jude Kids program by visiting stjude.org/musicgives.


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