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Rob Thomas Talks About His Latest Album The Great Unknown, His Songwriting, And His New Projects
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DK: The most famous song you’ve written is “Smooth” (with Santana). I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but can you tell me how you hooked up with Santana and created this song?

Thomas: It was totally just a fluke (how it happened). I was living in Soho, New York, and I’d just gotten off the road with the first Matchbox record. We were on the road for three years, so it was my first real break in a long time. My publisher, Evan Lambert, who was at EMI at the time, knew that I wanted to branch out and write songs for other people. Evan had told me about this guy, Itaal Schur, who [lived] literally a block away from me in Soho. He was working on this track for a new Santana record. At the time, I didn’t expect that this [song] would be a giant hit—this was just going to be a chance to do something with Santana. So we did the demo and I flushed it out and we sent it in (to label CEO Clive Davis). I was actually lobbying Clive Davis to get George Michael to sing it. Carlos liked my voice on the demo, and at the end of the day, he asked if I could do it. ...




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Interesting!
This news came out years ago . . . George's demo version is quite interesting indeed . . . I’ve got a bootleg recorded by Rob’s neighbour when George and Rob were working on it in his garage/studio.
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This news came out years ago . . . George's demo version is quite interesting indeed . . . I’ve got a bootleg recorded by Rob’s neighbour when George and Rob were working on it in his garage/studio.
Really?
That's news to me!
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How does George's demo compare to the released version with Rob's vocals?
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I believe that post about a demo was a joke or something.
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I believe that post about a demo was a joke or something.
Or something?? Yes, it was intened as a joke! Sorry to get some of your hopes up . . .
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