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A MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACK! THE ‘TEMPTS, 1964

April 3rd, 2017

IN JANUARY 1964, MOTOWN RECORDS released The Temptations first album, aptly titled, ‘Meet The Temptations.’ This album would also be a first for a new entry member of the group, David Ruffin. Ruffin had replaced member Al Bryant, who was released by Berry Gordy in December 1963. This album features, as main lead, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who divided the twelve songs listed on the album. A track off the album, The Way You Do The Things You Do,” written by Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers, became a Top 20 chart-topper (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks) as it was their first single. It would reach #11 on the Billboard pop chart on April 11, 1964. The album would be released by the Gordy label in monaural sound only.


THE TEMPTATIONS circa 1964


DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’64!

April 3rd, 2017


THE TEMPTATIONS * GORDY * (MOTOWN) 1964

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’65

April 3rd, 2017

“THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO” (INSTRUMENTAL) * Earl Van Dyke * 1965

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