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.
Wikipedia: The recorded version of “My Girl” was the first Temptations single to feature David Ruffin on lead vocals. Previously, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams had performed most of the group’s lead vocals, and Ruffin had joined the group as a replacement for former Temptation Elbridge “Al” Bryant.
Time : Written by the uber-talented Smokey Robinson, “My Girl” is one of Motown’s most familiar songs. Often clad in glittering, matching ensembles, The Temptations appeared on Shindig!, a mid-60s ABC variety show, in more subdued attire.
History of Rock : Floyd wrote many hits for many artists, in particular for Wilson Pickett and for Otis Reddin. He had several hits in the Seventies, with songs like …. ” I’ve Never Found has Girl ” into 72 (Co-written with Booker T Jones), always at Stax, where he remain until Stax folded in 1975.
Answers.com : Continuity is maintained between the Spector tracks and later hits such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “See That Girl” thanks to Righteous Brother Bill Medley’s Spector-like production work while at Verve.
soulwalking : When she (Mary Wells) was 17 years of age, she wrote the song ‘Bye Bye Baby’, which was originally intended to be given to Jackie Wilson. Mary ended up recording the song herself and it became her first Motown single in 1961. Berry Gordy had, by then, taken her under his Motown umbrella and the song hit the top 50.
Norton Records : I traded Johnny Thunders’ white boots for a copy of a Shangri-Las album. Long story short, he proposed a trade. What’s a girl supposed to do? He got the boots, I got Right Now And Not Later, Out In The Streets — a dozen superb songs packaged in spooky cover with mysterious forensic police sketch style artwork — the Shangri-Las second album.
Bobby Rydell : He was also featured in the now classic Columbia Pictures “Bye Bye Birdie” as Ann Margaret’s boyfriend, Hugo Peabody. When producers saw the magic on the screen they expanded the original role of Hugo and wrote new songs for him.
allmusic : That’s when Dionne Warwick hooked up with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, songwriters and producers who wrote their unusually complicated songs for her aching yet detached alto voice. Warwick is inescapably associated with those songs, even though she managed to build a career after leaving Bacharach and David that drew upon their style for other memorable recordings, such that she remains a unique figure in popular music.