Paul Stanley Covers “Ooo Baby Baby” By Smokey Robinson
Paul Stanley for a Smokey Robinson cover - PaulStanleyVEVO / Youtube
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has just released his own version of Smokey Robinson’s “Ooo Baby Baby”.
This socially-distanced performance marks the first material unveiled by his side project, Soul Station. Stanley has been developing the group for years now, enlisting the help of talented musicians to pay tribute to soul and Motown classics of the past.
In a statement, Stanley said, “These are challenging times. Long before I ever heard the great British bands, I grew up listening to Philly Soul, Motown and so much more. I was lucky to see Otis Redding and Solomon Burke among others. That music and its storytelling gave me strength and hope, even in some tough days. The great classics of that era are magical medicine for most, and I felt myself drawn back to that era for some sorcery I think we could all use.”
He also explained how the cover came together despite the current pandemic situation. “While it’s hard to connect physically, some of Soul Station decided to reach out and make a virtual and emotional connection on a great Motown and Smokey Robinson classic ‘Ooo Baby Baby,’” he shared.
The cover stays faithful to the original – except for the part where he breaks in with a spoken word section. “All right, people. No matter whether you’re with other people or you’re home alone, you’re not really alone, ’cause all of us are in this together. And music can bring us that much closer together. And when we sing, we’re definitely a group. So don’t be shy,” Stanley said.