The Temptations ‘Gettin’ Ready’

The Temptations ‘Gettin’ Ready’ is their fourth studio album marking their transition between Smokey Robinson to Norman Whitfield as producers and released on June 15, 1966 by Gordy.

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Track Listing : 1.Say You (Robert Dobyne, Charles Jones, Robert Staunton) – 02:30 . 2.Little Miss Sweetness (Smokey Robinson) – 03:09 . 3.Ain’T Too Proud To Beg (Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield) – 02:32 . 4.Get Ready (Smokey Robinson) – 02:38 . 5.Lonely, Lonely Man Am I (Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield) – 02:34 . 6.Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Janie Bradford, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 02:39 . 7.I’Ve Been Good To You (Smokey Robinson) – 03:00 . 8.It’S A Lonely World Without Your Love (Ivy Jo Hunter, William “Mickey” Stevenson) – 02:34 . 9.Fading Away (Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers) – 02:39 . 10.Who You Gonna Run To (Smokey Robinson) – 03:05 . 11.You’Re Not An Ordinary Girl (Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White) – 02:50 . 12.Not Now, I’Ll Tell You Later (Smokey Robinson, Otis Williams) – 02:55

Musicians : David Ruffin – Vocals Except (12), Lead On (1 – 2 – 3) . Eddie Kendricks – Vocals, Lead On (4 -6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 11 – 12) . Paul Williams – Vocals, Lead On (5 – 10) . Melvin Franklin – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 12) . Otis Williams – Vocals . Elbridge Al Bryant – Vocals On (12) . The Supremes – Background Vocals On (12) . The Funk Brothers – Instrumentation . Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Instrumentation . The Temptations – Band

Production : Produced By Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield, William Mickey Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter, Robert Staunton, Robert Walker

Recorded In 1966.

Released On June 15, 1966 By Gordy.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Again, most tracks are by Robinson, with several more by Whitfieldand again, it’s outstanding. The album’s hits weren’t their biggest, but are among their most memorable: Smokey’s propulsive “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland, a heavy R&B tune (later covered by the Rolling Stones) with a wonderful, pleading Ruffin vocal. […]

At_SwimTwoBirds @ RateYourMusic
Overall, this is a fairly weak album, with too much filler to truly merit purchase. Gettin’ Ready’s great singles can be found on any Temptations compilationand the number of decent album tracks is too small to recommend this album. […]

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