The Temptations’ ‘A Song for You’ is an album featuring then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track and released on January 16, 1975 by Gordy.
Track Listing : 1.Happy People (Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie) – 03:38 . 2.Glasshouse (Charlemagne) – 03:54 . 3.Shakey Ground (Jeffrey Bowen, Al Boyd, Eddie Hazel) – 04:03 . 4.The Prophet (Jeffrey Bowen, Kathy Wakefield) – 04:28 . 5.Happy People (Instrumental)(Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie, (Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie) ) – 02:57 . 6.A Song For You (Leon Russell) – 04:40 . 7.Memories (David Batteau, Jeffrey Bowen, Don Freeman, Kathy Wakefield) – 06:01 . 8.I’M A Bachelor (Ennis Edwards, David English, Damon Harris, Richard Street, Otis Williams) – 04:21 . 9.Firefly (Jesse Boyce) – 04:02
Musicians : The Temptations – Band . Dennis Edwards – Vocals . Damon Harris – Vocals . Richard Street – Vocals . Melvin Franklin – Vocals . Otis Williams – Vocals . Donald Charles Baldwin – Piano, Clavinet, Moog, Soprano Saxophone Solo On (3) . The Commodores – Tape Loop On (1) . Eddie Hazel – Guitar . Melvin Wah-Wah Ragin – Guitar . Ollie Brown – Drums . James Gadsen – Drums . Zachary Frazier – Drums . William Billy Bass Nelson – Bass Guitar
Production : Produced By Berry Gordy, Jeffrey Bowen . Harrison Calloway , James Anthony Carmichael . Anthony Carmichael – Mixing . Calvin Harris – Engineer . Art Stewart – Engineer, . Russ Terrana – Engineer Fred Ross – Engineer
Arrangements : Harrison Calloway , James Anthony Carmichael
Recorded In 1974.
Released On January 16, 1975 By Gordy.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
They’re danceable and graced with infectious refrains and clever horn arrangements by James Carmichael; plus the band is funky as hell, with horn/keyboard player Donald Baldwin echoing Stevie Wonder, original Funkadelic bassist William Nelson sounding just like Bootsyand Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin and Funkadelic regular Eddie Hazel holding down the rhythm on guitar. […]
The Temptations’ A Song for You represents a musical and commercial high and the singularity and strength of the work hasn’t diminished with time. […]
antonbildern @ RateYourMusic
The awesome “Happy People” proves that the group was one of the first working around the disco movement. “Memories” is a heavy-orchestrated piece that sometimes doesn’t work quite well and “Shakey Ground” is pro-Parliament frantic psychedelia. […]