Yet again Val has excelled herself on the quality stakes.
From 1966 this week we have The Tempations Greatest Hits which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 Album chart where it remained for 120 weeks. On the Gordy label (ie Motown) with the strapline "The Sound of Young America.
Featuring the classic line up of David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams and Eddie Kendricks.
I'm featuring what are probably two of their greatest songs and which I'm ashamed to say have never graced these pages before.First of all we have My Girl written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White with David Ruffin on lead vocals. This is followed by Get Ready another Smokey number this time with Eddie Kendricks on lead vocals.
It really doesn't get any better than this.
The only down side is that the testimony on the back of the sleeve is provided by Bill Cosby