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Temptations/David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:29:15 PM »
The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and soul music.  Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history.  As of 2017, the Temptations continue to perform with one original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. The original founding members were originally members of two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge "Al" Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin, who was the lead vocalist on a number of the group's biggest hits, including "My Girl" (1964), "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (1966), and "I Wish It Would Rain" (1967). Ruffin was replaced in 1968 by Dennis Edwards, with whom the group continued to record hit records such as "Cloud Nine" (1969) and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" (1970). The group's lineup has changed frequently since the departures of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the act in 1971. Later members of the group have included singers such as Richard Street, Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, and Ali-Ollie Woodson, with whom the group scored a late-period hit in 1984 with "Treat Her Like a Lady".

Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award - for "Cloud Nine" in 1969  - and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl", "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were also ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

The Temptations In my opinion were the greatest vocal group of all time.

The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJV2pWFyfn4&list=PLNm0EG4cnn3Uh7xAhpe63iJVtT76HolW6

My Girl by The Temptations WITH LYRICS!      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZh7nRw6gl8&index=1&list=PLNm0EG4cnn3Uh7xAhpe63iJVtT76HolW6

The Temptations- "I Wish It Would Rain"     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrjJeP1GGxY

The Temptations - Aint Too Proud To Beg      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfyFI-4ZsaE

Just My Imagination - The Temptations    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNn361umypM

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - Temptations     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt3P0CNMaFs

The Temptations - You're My Everything      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp05C4q9SsE

The Temptations  ☆ SINCE I LOST MY BABY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duusvtW3wvc

Temptations | My Baby      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYHyTvD3sxg

TEMPTATIONS-The Late Great Paul Williams Sr.-Don't look back      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVi0A_E9MyQ

"Psychedelic Shack" by The Temptations      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmaJjI3cW_A

Temptations ( Run away child running wild )     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRPomBnILvI

Cloud Nine: The Temptations     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkLq8qKpk6g

The Temptations - Ball of Confusion     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s

The Temptations- I can't get next to you     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RfGe6MvY84

The Temptations - Get Ready (1966)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_mR0ITvxCc

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do (1965)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjzBbYr4Eik

I Could Never Love Another- The Temptations- 1968      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQMyzAVAOY&index=20&list=PLNm0EG4cnn3Uh7xAhpe63iJVtT76HolW6

David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmneugiD7Ig&list=PL7St3A9XwpE82MLIU0kAzr2NMWvlQYTXT

David Ruffin-My Whole World Ended      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHEY-QEWmUw&index=2&list=PL7St3A9XwpE82MLIU0kAzr2NMWvlQYTXT

Eddie Kendricks : Boogie Down     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt8N0ZHTdno

Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTbcoLs5yk
     
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Re: Temptations/David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 11:24:28 PM »
David Ruffin - Statue of a Fool       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWyi57tytfk