Clark Collis
September 03, 2009 AT 03:07 PM EDT

Smokey Robinson is undeniably one of the all-time singing greats. But I had sort of lost track of current events Smokey-wise until I read my colleague Simon Vozick-Levinson’s recent, excellent, q&a with the Motown legend in which he talked, amongst other things, about the death of his “little brother” Michael Jackson.

Robinson hits a happier note (a bunch of them actually) on the clip below, which is a new web exclusive from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and finds him performing his hit, “Tears of a Clown,” with the Roots.  And if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, then I don’t know what will.

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