David Ruffin’s ‘David’

David Ruffin’s ‘David’ is an album (also known as ‘The Unreleased Album’) recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971.

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Track Listing : 1.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) – 03:11 . 2.I Want You Back (The Corporation, Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards) – 02:50 . 3.Out In The Country (Roderick Harrison, Ronn Matlock, Ricky Matthews) – 03:38 . 4.You Can Come Right Back To Me (Clifford Burston, Rose Ella Jones) – 03:05 . 5.I Can’T Be Hurt Anymore (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) – 03:19 . 6.Rainy Night In Georgia (Tony Joe White) – 04:41 . 7.I’Ve Got A Need For You (John Bristol) – 03:20 . 8.Anything That You Ask For (Martin Coleman, Clay Mcmurray) – 02:55 . 9.Let Somebody Love Me (Vernon Bullock, Freddie Gorman, Ivory Joe Hunter, Ivy Jo Hunter) – 03:53 . 10.For The Shelter Of Your Love (John Bristol, Joe Hinton, Pam Sawyer) – 03:28 . 11.Dinah (Al Cleveland, Smokey Robinson, William Smokey Robinson) – 03:16 . 12.Don’T Stop Lovin’ Me (Duke Browner) – 03:03 . 13.It’S Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin’ (Martin Coleman, Clay Mcmurray) – 02:55 . 14.I Want Her To Say It Again (John Bristol, William Guess, Gladys Knight, Merald Bubba Knight, Merald Knight) – 03:09 . 15.Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal (Johnny Bristol, Lewis Peters) – 03:25 . 16.Get Away Heartbreak (Keep On Moving) (John Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Lena Manns) – 03:11 . 17.You Make Me Do Things I Don’T Want To Do (Henry Cosby, Joe Hinton, Pam Sawyer) – 03:31 . 18.Mountain Of Memories (Martin Coleman, Pam Sawyer) – 03:04 . 19.Heaven Help Us All (Ron Miller) – 03:26 . 20.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) – 03:15 . 21.Don’T Stop Lovin’ Me (Duke Browner) – 02:52 . 22.You Can Come Right Back To Me (David Ruffin) – 023 – . 23.Dinah (Al Cleveland, Smokey Robinson) – 03:15

Musicians : David Ruffin – Vocals . Richard “Pistol” Allen – Drums . Jack Ashford – Percussions . Bob Babbitt – Bass . Eddie Bongo Brown – Congas, Bongos . Dennis Coffey – Guitar . Johnny Griffith – Piano, Keyboards . James Jamerson – Bass . Uriel Jones – Drums . Joe Messina – Guitar . Earl Van Dyke – Keyboards . Robert White – Guitar . Eddie Willis – Guitar . Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Orchestra . The Andantes – Vocals (Background) . The Motown Horns – Horns . The Originals – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Johnny Bristol, Duke Browner, Al Cleveland, Martin Cohen, Henry Cosby, Ivy Jo Hunter, Terry Johnson, Clay Mcmurray, Ron Miller, Smokey Robinson . Henry Cosby, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, Paul Riser, David Van De Pitte . Ellen Fitton – Mixing . Suha Gur – Mixing . Harry Weinger – Mixing

Arrangements : Henry Cosby, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, Paul Riser, David Van De Pitte

Package : Stu Hackel – Liner Notes . Harry Weinger – Liner Notes

Recorded On January 6, 1969 – May 26, 1971.

Released On June 25, 2004 By Hip-O.

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SoulExpress
Add the Funk Brothers, the Andantes, the Originals and the Spinners, among others, to the mix and you are into a real treat. A remarkable CD! […]

allmusic
hearing Hip-O Select’s excavation of that album on the 2004 release David: The Unreleased Album, it’s still a wonder that this record sat in the vaults for over three decades, with very few of the songs recorded during the sessions appearing on other records and compilations over the years. […]

Gentleman Ruffin – The David Ruffin Forum
Ruffin possessed an instantly recognizable timbre. He paid attention to articulation. He had fantastic range, from baritone to falsetto, from smooth to wildly passionate, often in the same song. In “Heaven Help Us All,” he builds from hushed reverence to gospel fervor. […]

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