‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’

‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ is their second studio album produced by Smokey Robinson and released on March 22, 1965 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.The Way You Do The Things You Do (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) – 02:41 . 2.Baby, Baby I Need You (Smokey Robinson) – 02:53 . 3.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) – 02:45 . 4.What Love Has Joined Together (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) – 02:58 . 5.You’Ll Lose A Precious Love (Smokey Robinson) – 02:35 . 6.It’S Growing (Smokey Robinson, Warren Pete Moore) – 03:00 . 7.Who’S Lovin’ You (Smokey Robinson) – 02:59 . 8.What’S So Good About Good Bye (Smokey Robinson) – 02:40 . 9.You Beat Me To The Punch (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) – 02:45 . 10.Way Over There (Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson) – 03:03 . 11.You’Ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson) – 03:00 . 12.(You Can) Depend On Me (Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson) – 02:32

Musicians : The Temptations – Group . David Ruffin – Vocals Except (2), Lead On (3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11) . Eddie Kendricks – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 2 – 4 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Paul Williams – Vocals, Lead On (2 – 9 – 11) . Melvin Franklin – Vocals, Lead On (5 . Otis Williams – Vocals, Lead On (12) . Elbridge Al Bryant – Vocals On (2) . The Andantes – Background Vocals On (6)

Production : Produced By Smokey Robinson

Recorded 1964-1965.

Released On March 22, 1965 By Motown.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
David Ruffin’s super-smooth high tenor lead vocals get a little monotonousand there are a ton of romantic slow dance tunes that now seem dated – like fine antique china you might think is pretty, but probably don’t want to haul out too often. Still, it’s always entertaining, the vocals are superband the few new gems like the 6/8 ballad “You’ll Lose A Precious Love” make this worth owning. […]

Soultrain
This album, as well as the Temptations as a whole, serves as a blueprint for what being a great soul group is all about: class, charisma and great vocal harmony. […]

adriandenning.co.uk
Oh, oh my, I love the doo-wop flavoured closing tune, ‘You Can Depend On Me’. You know what, The Beach Boys of course were also doo-wop influenced and these backing vocals, ah, I could listen all day. The lead really does tug at your heartstrings and as i’m writing i’m getting goosebumps. Best pull my pullover back on. […]

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