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My Girl – The Temptations

Yesterday, I posted Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” … Today, I’m posting The Temptations’ version from 1964.

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The_Temptations_on_the_Ed_Sullivan_Show, DON CHARISMA

“My Girl” is a¬†soul music¬†song recorded by¬†the Temptations¬†for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by¬†the Miracles¬†members¬†Smokey Robinson¬†and¬†Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member¬†Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album¬†The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the¬†National Recording Registry¬†by the¬†Library of Congress¬†as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Source – Wikipedia

 

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Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations

Another oldie but classic. I think it’s an official release by Motown aka Universal Music

“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” is a song performed by¬†Motown¬†recording act¬†the Undisputed Truth. It was written by¬†Norman Whitfield¬†and¬†Barrett Strong¬†in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. It peaked at number 63 on the¬†Pop Charts¬†and number 24 on the¬†R&B Charts. The song was included on the Undisputed Truth’s album¬†Law of the Land¬†(1973).

Later that year, Whitfield, who also produced the song, took “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and remade it as a 12-minute record for¬†the Temptations, which was a number-one hit on the¬†Billboard¬†Hot 100¬†and won three¬†Grammy Awards¬†in 1973. While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, the Temptations’ version of the song has been an enduring and influential soul classic. It was ranked number 169 on¬†Rolling Stone’s list of the¬†500 Greatest Songs of All Time, one of the group’s three songs on the list. In retrospect, the Temptations’¬†Otis Williams¬†considers “Papa” to be the last real classic the group recorded (it would be the Temptations’ last number one hit and would win them their second and final Grammy Award in a competitive category).

Source – Wikipedia

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