David Ruffin begins the recording of ‘David,’ a posthumous album (1969)

David Ruffin's 'David' is an album (also known as 'The Unreleased Album') recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971 and released on June 25, 2004 by Hip-O.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…

We remember David Ruffin. ‘Once Tempted’

This day (June 1, 1991), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died David Ruffin, an American soul singer most famous as one of the lead singers of the Temptations.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Temptations – My Girl (1987) 2 . w/ The Temptations – I Wish it Would Rain (1991) 3 . Break My Heart (1979) 4 . My Whole World Ended 5 . Walk Away From Love (1975) 6 . w/ The Temptations – Get Ready 7 . w/ The…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ ‘Reunion’ featuring David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks reunited after ten years (1982)

The Temptations' 'Reunion' is an album featuring David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks reunited after ten years and released on April 7, 1982 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Standing On The Top (Rick James) - 09:48 . 2.You Better Beware (Barrett Strong) - 05:00 . 3.Lock It In The Pocket (Kerry Gordy, Benny Medina) - 04:30 . 4.I'Ve Never Been To Me (Ron Miller, Ken Hirsch) - 05:57 . 5.Backstage (Smokey…

This week In Soul Artists 40/52

Marvin Gaye, Brandy, Prince, The New Power Generation, Macy Gray, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Barry White, Toni Braxton, Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie

This week In Soul Artists 22/52

David Ruffin, The Temptations, John Legend, Teddy Pendergrass, Gregory Porter, Johnnie Taylor, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Deniece Williams, Rihanna, Diana Ross

Artists United Against Apartheid release a collective album ‘Sun City’ produced by Steven Van Zandt (1985)

Artists United Against Apartheid's 'Sun City' is an album featuring Miles Davis, Bono and Bob Dylan among other guests produced by Steven Van Zandt and released on December 7, 1985 by EMI / Manhattan Records1 . Artists United Against Apartheid, Sun City 2 . Sun City Track Listing : 1.Sun City (Steven Van Zandt) – 07:12 . 2.No More Apartheid (Peter Gabriel) – 07:10 . 3.Revolutionary Situation -…

Motown publish The Temptations’s album : ‘In a Mellow Mood’ (1967)

The Temptations' 'In a Mellow Mood is an album composed mostly of standards and released on November 27, 1967 by Motown.1 . Hello Young Lovers 2 . For Once In My Life 3 . Old Man River 4 . Ol' Man River Track Listing : 1.Hello Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 03:01 . 2.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) - 02:08 . 3.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) -…

Gordy publish Temptations’ third album : ‘The Temptin’ Temptations’ featuring ‘My Baby’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ (1965)

The Temptin' Temptations' is their third studio album released on November 1, 1965 by Gordy.1 . My Baby (1965) 2 . My Baby 3 . Don't Look Back (w/ Paul Williams Sr.) Track Listing : 1.Since I Lost My Baby (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson) - 02:51 . 2.The Girl'S Alright With Me (Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield) - 02:49 . 3.Just Another Lonely Night (Ivy Jo Hunter, William…

We remember Eddie Kendricks. ‘Keep On Kendricks’

This day (October 5, 1992), in Birmingham, Alabama, died Eddie Kendricks, an American singer who co-founded The Temptations.Tracklist : 1 . The Temptations – Ain’T Too Proud To Beg 2 . The Temptations – Just My Imagination (1987) 3 . w/ Daryl Hall & John Oates – Get Ready (1985) 4 . David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks – Losing You 5 . I Did It All For You 6 . Keep On Truckin’ (1974) 7 . If You…

Jay-Z releases his sixth album ‘The Blueprint’ featuring Eminem as guest (2001)

Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' is his sixth studio album featuring Eminem as guest, produced by Kanye West and Timbaland among others and released on September 11, 2001 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam 1 . Girls, Girls, Girls (Hackney Weekend, Live ) 2 . Heart Of The City (Brooklyn, 2012) 3 . Never Change (Tidal, Live) 4 . Renegade (w/ Eminem, On "Letterman") Track Listing : 1.The Ruler'S Back (Shawn Carter,…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ ‘With a Lot o’ Soul’ featuring ‘(I Know) I’m Losing You’ and ‘All I Need’ (1967)

The Temptations' 'With a Lot o' Soul' is an album (the most successful from their 'classic 5' era) released on July 17, 1967 by Gordy.1 . I'm Losing You 2 . Sorry Is A Sorry Word (1967) 3 . You're My Everything Track Listing : 1.(I Know) I'M Losing You (Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield)- 02:30 . 2.Ain'T No Sun Since You'Ve Been Gone (Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Norman…

Gordy release The Temptations’ fourth studio album : ‘Gettin’ Ready’ featuring ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ (1966)

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.1 . Ain't too proud to beg 2 . GET READY 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…

Gordy publish ‘Wish It Would Rain,’ an album by The Temptations (1968)

The Temptations' 'Wish It Would Rain' is an album (the final from the group's 'Classic-5' era) released on April 29, 1968 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:33 . 2.Cindy (Smokey Robinson) - 03:08 . 3.I Wish It Would Rain (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 02:48 . 4.Please Return Your…

This week In Soul Artists 14/52

En Vogue, Jill Scott, Faith Evans, Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Sarah Vaughan, Ziggy Marley, Rick James, The Temptations, James Brown, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye

Motown release ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ written and produced by Smokey Robinson (1965)

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

We Remember Dennis Edwards

February 1, 1943 - Mr.Dennis Edwards, American singer, member of The Temptations during more than 20 years passed away aged 75. He is remembered.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Temptations Review - Papa Was A Rolling Stone 2 . w/ Siedah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further (Official Video) 3 . w/ Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin & Nate Evans - Live at the BBC 4 . Cloud Nine - w/ The Temptations 5 . w/ The…

I Can’t Get Started (and Other Phony Excuses)

From 'I Can't Get Started' to 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Excuses'. It has Eddie Hinton, Rickie Lee Jones, Sekouba Bambino, Johnny Hodges and many more.

Everyday People

Starting and ending with 'Everyday People' made famous by  Sly and the Family Stone, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Bill Withers, Peggy Lee, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole and many more.

My Girl

Starting and ending with 'My Girl' made famous by The Temptations, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Bobby Rydell, The Righteous Brothers, The Shangri-Las, Eddie Floyd and many more.

Jazzin’Around Dinah

From 'Dinah' to 'Dinah' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Akst, Lewis and Young'. It has Otis Redding, Louis Prima, Fats Waller, Betty Roché and many more.

Maverick Records publish Me’shell Ndegeocello’s ‘Peace Beyond Passion’ (1996)

Me'shell Ndegeocello's 'Peace Beyond Passion' is an album produced by David Gamson and released on June 25, 1996 by Maverick Records.1 . Leviticus Faggot 2 . Leviticus Faggot Track Listing : 1.The Womb (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 01:25 . 2.The Way (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:58 . 3.Deuteronomy: Niggerman (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:01 . 4.Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart (Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Torri…