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Meet The Temptations

The Temptations

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The Temptations' first LP, released three years into the group's history with Motown, is also a great record, even though it wasn't really an album so much as a collection of their early singles, hooked around their then new hit, "The Way You Do the Things You Do." Those expecting the classic Temptations sound should also be aware that David Ruffin is absent from all of the tracks except "The Way You Do the Things You Do," which was cut just after he joined, replacing Elbridge "Al" Bryant. The LP represents the evolution of the act and its sound, as well as a succession of producers -- Andre Williams and Mickey Stevenson on "Oh, Mother of Mine" and "Romance Without Finance," the group's earliest 45 pairing, issued on the short-lived Miracle label; Norman Whitfield, for one single; Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson, and finally Robinson. The differences are fascinating -- "Oh, Mother of Mine," sung with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks sharing the lead, has an exuberant doo wop-based sound mixed with a serious soulful quality that would eventually define the group. "Romance Without Finance" is a little less derivative, with a heavier, fuller band sound (especially the guitars), but both tracks are rooted in a fast dance beat, in keeping with the tastes of the times (early 1961), and neither had the hooks to make them distinctive in and of themselves. Several of the Gordy-produced numbers seem highly derivative of other, more familiar songs by other acts -- "Paradise" sounds like the Four Seasons covering Maurice Williams' "Stay," and "Isn't She Pretty" comes off like a rewrite (albeit a very pretty one, no joke intended) of the Isley Brothers' "Respectable." These and other Gordy-written and -produced numbers are attractive enough, but not special as songs or productions, despite some excellent singing. One group composition, "Check Yourself," produced by Gordy, is interesting for its abrupt tempo change, and features a beautifully expressive Paul Williams' lead vocal. But the Smokey Robinson cuts are where the group's sound blossoms, their harmonies suddenly soaring elegantly with Williams' voice cutting through the center while an understated but integral band sound provides the foundation. Coupled with his songwriting, those numbers and Robinson helped put the Temptations on the charts -- and well up on the charts -- after three years of failure.

© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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1
The Way You Do The Things You Do (Album Version)
00:02:45

Robert Rogers, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
I Want A Love I Can See (Album Version / Stereo)
00:02:31

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer - Otis Williams, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Kendricks, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Williams, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Ruffin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Melvin Franklin, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Dream Come True (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:56

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Paradise (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:52

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
May I Have This Dance (Album Version)
00:02:12

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer - Janie Bradford, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer - Norman Whitfield, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Isn't She Pretty (Album Version)
00:02:44

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - Otis Williams, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer - Eddie Kendricks, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Just Let Me Know (Album Version)
00:02:56

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Your Wonderful Love (Single Version)
00:02:51

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist

℗ 1961 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
The Further You Look, The Less You See (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:21

William Robinson, Jr., ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - Norman Whitfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Check Yourself (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:47

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - Otis Williams, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer - Alfred Ellis, ComposerLyricist - Melvin Franklin, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Slow Down Heart (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:35

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Farewell My Love (Album Version (Stereo))
00:02:28

Berry Gordy Jr., Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, MainArtist - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Producer

℗ 1966 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Oh, Mother Of Mine (Single Version/Mono)
00:02:19

William Stevenson, ComposerLyricist - Otis Williams, ComposerLyricist - Andre Williams, Producer - The Temptations, MainArtist - William Mickey Stevenson, Producer

℗ 1961 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Romance Without Finance (Single Version/Mono)
00:02:47

William Stevenson, ComposerLyricist - Andre Williams, Producer - The Temptations, MainArtist - Eddie Kendricks, ComposerLyricist - William Mickey Stevenson, Producer

℗ 1961 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Temptations' first LP, released three years into the group's history with Motown, is also a great record, even though it wasn't really an album so much as a collection of their early singles, hooked around their then new hit, "The Way You Do the Things You Do." Those expecting the classic Temptations sound should also be aware that David Ruffin is absent from all of the tracks except "The Way You Do the Things You Do," which was cut just after he joined, replacing Elbridge "Al" Bryant. The LP represents the evolution of the act and its sound, as well as a succession of producers -- Andre Williams and Mickey Stevenson on "Oh, Mother of Mine" and "Romance Without Finance," the group's earliest 45 pairing, issued on the short-lived Miracle label; Norman Whitfield, for one single; Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson, and finally Robinson. The differences are fascinating -- "Oh, Mother of Mine," sung with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks sharing the lead, has an exuberant doo wop-based sound mixed with a serious soulful quality that would eventually define the group. "Romance Without Finance" is a little less derivative, with a heavier, fuller band sound (especially the guitars), but both tracks are rooted in a fast dance beat, in keeping with the tastes of the times (early 1961), and neither had the hooks to make them distinctive in and of themselves. Several of the Gordy-produced numbers seem highly derivative of other, more familiar songs by other acts -- "Paradise" sounds like the Four Seasons covering Maurice Williams' "Stay," and "Isn't She Pretty" comes off like a rewrite (albeit a very pretty one, no joke intended) of the Isley Brothers' "Respectable." These and other Gordy-written and -produced numbers are attractive enough, but not special as songs or productions, despite some excellent singing. One group composition, "Check Yourself," produced by Gordy, is interesting for its abrupt tempo change, and features a beautifully expressive Paul Williams' lead vocal. But the Smokey Robinson cuts are where the group's sound blossoms, their harmonies suddenly soaring elegantly with Williams' voice cutting through the center while an understated but integral band sound provides the foundation. Coupled with his songwriting, those numbers and Robinson helped put the Temptations on the charts -- and well up on the charts -- after three years of failure.

© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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