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The Temptations - Do The Temptations FLAC album


Performer: The Temptations
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Do The Temptations
Country: US
Released: 1976
Style: Funk, Soul
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The Temptations Do the Temptations is a 1976 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. The album was the group's final release from its original Motown tenure; the Temptations contract was terminated from Motown after release of this album. The group enjoyed the greatest creative control of their career, producing and writing most of the tracks, the album received virtually no promotional support from Motown, who didn't like the fact that the Tempts had such creative freedom over the album.

The title of this album is deceiving; it would have one think that these are songs the group recorded on prior albums. But to the contrary, these are songs assembled specifically for this recording, never before recorded by the Tempts. During a period when they were struggling to remain a quintet, they were also struggling to find material that was appealing to their audience and conducive to their sound. They managed to assemble a series of songs that featured only one single, "Who Are You," to appear on the Billboard R&B charts ( 12 weeks)

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Anthology (The Temptations album). Anthology: The Temptations is one of three greatest hits collections released by Motown Records covering the work of soul/R&B group The Temptations. The initial release was a vinyl three-LP set issued on August 23, 1973, which covered the group's work up to that point. A compact disc double album version was issued in 1986, including five additional tracks recorded between 1973 and 1984

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The album is a watershed for several reasons. It is the first regular Temptations studio LP to feature Dennis Edwards as the replacement for David Ruffin, who was fired in June 1968. In addition, it marks the beginning of the Temptations' four-year delve into psychedelia recording, at the behest of producer Norman Whitfield, in a fusion genre referred to as "psychedelic soul. The album went to number four on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart and the group received their first Grammy Award in 1969.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Why Can't You And Me Get Together
Written-By – Benjamin Wright, David English, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams, Richard Street
4:50
A2 Who Are You (And What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life)
Written-By – Benjamin Wright, David English, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams
4:32
A3 I'm On Fire (Body Song)
Written-By – Benjamin Wright, David English, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams, Richard Street
4:22
A4 Put Your Trust In Me Baby
Written-By – David English, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams
3:56
B1 There Is No Stopping (Til We Set The Whole World Rockin')
Written-By – Michael L. Smith
5:00
B2 Let Me Count The Ways (I Love You)
Written-By – David English, Dennis Edwards, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams, Richard Street
3:54
B3 Is There Anybody Else
Written-By – Benjamin Wright, David English, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams, Richard Street
4:59
B4 I'll Take You In
Written-By – Michael L. Smith
4:59

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Benjamin Wright (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B3), Michael L. Smith (tracks: A1, A4)
  • Art Direction – Frank Mulvey
  • Engineer [Assistant] – "Sweet Baby" Jane Clark*
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Cal (RE20) Harris*
  • Engineer [Recording] – Art Stewart, Cal (RE20) Harris*
  • Musician – Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Henry Davis, James Gadson, John "Special Effects" Barnes*, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin*
  • Photography By – Norman Seeff
  • Producer – Michael L. Smith (tracks: A1, A4), Suzee Ikeda (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B3)

Notes

Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin appears courtesy of Epic Records
A1 to A4, B2, B3 Produced for Tall "T" Productions
℗ © 1976 Motown Record Corporation

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
G6-975S1 The Temptations Do The Temptations ‎(LP, Album) Gordy G6-975S1 US 1976
G7 975 HC The Temptations Do The Temptations ‎(Cass, Album) Gordy G7 975 HC US 1976
2J 062-98168 The Temptations Do The Temptations ‎(LP, Album) Motown 2J 062-98168 Greece 1976
1C 062-98 168 The Temptations Do The Temptations ‎(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 062-98 168 Germany 1976
4G6 975 The Temptations Do The Temptations ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 4G6 975 Australia Unknown