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The Temptations - (Artist Of The Week)

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This week we turn our attention to the wonderful Temptations as our Artist of the Week. The incredible recording career of the members of this group has witnessed various line up changes over the years - so difficult to choose a favourite!

The Temptations Discography (Soulful Kinda Music Link)

>>> THE TEMPTATIONS <<<

The Group, The Various Lead Vocals & Solo Performance, etc.


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PAUL WILLIAMS------------------------------------------------------ DAVID RUFFIN

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God above, where do you start ??

Their version of "Hey Girl" on the Cloud Nine lp...

"last one out is broken hearted"

" Slow Down Heart"

" All I Need"

Off the top of me head...

Tony

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As already said...where do you start..so many great tracks..

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Paul Williams, so underrated, Ruffin and Kendricks all too often got all the plaudits...

http://youtu.be/27nfFYUZAM8

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gee there are so many great tracks here are a couple

Why Did She Have To Leave Me

Lady Soul

You've Got To Earn It

Since I lost My Baby

Your Not A Ordinary Girl

(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need

Smooth Sailing

That'll Be The Day

and so many more........

Barry

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Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue ) my favourite tune of theirs played on the Northern scene and I know I'm Losing You is such a great track.

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My favourite Temptations record Check Yourself :)

Suz

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As already said...where do you start..so many great tracks..

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Lovely white demo

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EDDIE KENDRICKS-------------------------------------------------PAUL WILLIAMS

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EDDIE KENDRICKS

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DAVID RUFFIN

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Norman Whitfield recorded the song's instrumental track in 1964, two years before he got together with Eddie Holland to have lyrics written for the song. Several artists recorded "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" before the Temptations, including Jimmy Ruffin, and The Miracles , who included it on their 1966 "Away We A Go- Go" album. After Whitfield's previous production for the Temptations, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", hit number-one on the Billboard R&B singles chart, he prepared "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" as a showcase for Ruffin and the Temptations.

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I Want A love I Can See

Paradise

Best Boy Band Ever :P

Steve.

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Loadsa Japanese 45s/LPs...but this one always puts a smile on my face!

The art departments often struggled, but the spelling was always correct on the labels.

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This week we turn our attention to the wonderful Temptations as our Artist of the Week. The incredible recording career of the members of this group has witnessed various line up changes over the years - so difficult to choose a favourite!

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Well here goes.

I absolutely love this and one that got away at the time.

For me this is up there with the best of their recordings.

 

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Mike's profile photo

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Just updated the source of this great 40 minute Temptations concert live in Paris

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Amazed that this classic has not been mentioned previously. Just My Imagination - Pure class

 

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Big on the Northern soul scene is one of my all time favorite tracks.

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On 27/07/2012 at 11:36, 45cellar said:

 

Artist of the week with the Temptations... too easy... boring as it is so evident... well not quite actually... so many great materials to pick one or two from... too much materials overheard/play... through the decades... admitting they where that good ! 

In my former "northern" days my vote was instantly 'saving my love for a rainy day' putting back the Van Dykes version where it should have remain; in hommage obscurity. Early Gordy sessions with 'slow down heart', 'I want a love I can see'...

And 'my girl' is actually fantastic. Got me the iconic USA pic sleeves and heard it allover again. Bass line... Drool ! Old farth we are should have the capability to listen with "new born" ears in order to hear it again for the second first time again !

That is something I've come to do once again and it is rather fulfilling. And today, with my random 45 selection next to my deck, this 'B' side gets a play at every night session... I am hooked. And please do play the 45 as the LP mastering is "soften" to waist.

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10 hours ago, Kevin Bruce said:

Big on the Northern soul scene is one of my all time favorite tracks.

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One that's not been mentioned yet. The Temptations original version of Angel Doll. Pure magic from the first bar and the guy's harmonies Just draw you in

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