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Sunday, 3 January 2021

Val's Vinyl


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

The Temptations - My Girl

The Temptations - Get Ready