Akon Hearts Bobby Vinton

Thanks to Senegalese rapper Akon, ’60s crooner Bobby Vinton can now afford braces for his daughter.

Akon – “Lonely” (MP3) 2005 [Link Removed]
Bobby Vinton – “Mr. Lonely” (MP3) 1964 [Link Removed]

Vinton, who doesn’t own a computer, is tickled about the hi-speed soul sample that’s put his voice back on the radio. Sort of…

“I don’t get it. They speeded me up. I sound like Alvin & the Chipmunks. After [Akon] talked with me, they went to Epic and got the rights to use the original record. They sent me a copy — I didn’t know what it was, but my wife and children think it’s great.”

Seventy-year-old Vinton also told Entertainment Weekly

“Akon wanted me to do the video but I couldn’t. I was playing the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee.”

Cute. You can catch Bobby Vinton at the Orleans Casino & Hotel in Vegas this weekend.

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