Tag: The Temptations

The Delfonics

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Soul Serenade: The Delfonics, “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)”

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Philly Soul? For me, it was in 1968 because that was the year when the Delfonics’...

The Vibrations

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Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Dennis Edwards

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)”

When Dennis Edwards replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations their sound changed but the hits kept coming...

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Supremes-Temptations

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Soul Serenade: Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

In 1969 two of Motown's greatest groups teamed up for a smash single...

Temptations - Al Green

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Soul Serenade: “I Can’t Get Next To You” – Which Version Gets Next To You?

The muscular Tempts or the slow-burning Al Green. Which version is your favorite?...

Ruby and the Romantics

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Soul Serenade: Ruby And The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come”

Ruby and the Romantics set the charts on fire with a bossa nova flavored hit in 1963...

Barrett Strong

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Soul Serenade: Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong had an early hit but found real success as a Motown songwriter...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Dennis Coffey

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Soul Serenade: Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”

Legendary studio guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit of his own in '71...

Motown collage

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Soul Serenade: Motown, The Sound Of Young America

A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label...

Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas”

Donny Hathaway's 1970 single has become a holiday standard...

Frank Wilson

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Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

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Soul Serenade: The Velvelettes, “Needle In A Haystack”

Norman Whitfield and the Velvelettes were a match made in soul music heaven...

Rare Earth

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Soul Serenade: Rare Earth, “Get Ready”

Rare Earth scored big with two Temptations covers, and more...

Soul Serenade - My Girl at 50

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” at 50

An American classic turns 50 on Sunday...

Soul Serenade - Al Green Train

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Soul Serenade: Al Greene & The Soul Mates, “Back Up Train”

Al Green's hit train left the station in '67...

Soul Serenade - The Contours

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Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look at the Purse”

The Contours were one of the most high-energy acts ever signed to Motown...

Soul Serenade - Madeline Bell

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Soul Serenade: Madeline Bell, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

A hit for Madeline Bell that was a bigger hit by a Motown supergroup...

Soul Serenade - Eddie Kendricks

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Soul Serenade: Eddie Kendricks, “Keep On Truckin'”

David Ruffin was not the only Temptation who went on to solo success...

Soul Serenade - Jimmy Ruffin

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Soul Serenade: Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted”

Jimmy Ruffin's biggest hit is a Motown classic...

Soul Serenade - David Ruffin

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Soul Serenade: David Ruffin, “My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)”

A Motown immortal is celebrated in recent reissues...

Soul Serenade - Edwin Starr

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Soul Serenade: Edwin Starr, “Twenty-Five Miles”

Before "War" Edwin Starr hit it big with "25 Miles"...

The Masqueraders

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Soul Serenade: The Masqueraders, “I’m Just An Average Guy”

The Masqueraders are one of the longest running groups in history...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 7, 2013

Shuffle. Rinse. Repeat x5. What is on your Friday Five?...

The Supremes

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Soul Serenade: Diana Ross And The Supremes, “Reflections”

Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes...

The Elgins

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Soul Serenade: The Elgins, “Heaven Must Have Sent You”

The Elgins revived a name at Motown that the Temptations had discarded...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “TCB” by the Supremes and the Temptations

Over the years, certain television programs became iconic because of their historical value—the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show,...

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Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”

We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 13, 2012

From Motown to Scotland in five songs, what is on your Friday Five?...