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Monday 12 September 2022

Yield to Temptations


 2022 Charity Shop Purchases #45 -The Temptations - Early Classics

You may well be asking the same question as me namely why would anyone in their right mind hand a Temptations CD into a Charity Shop? Well someone did - to Cancer Research on Glasgow's Victoria Road to be precise.

I'd dropped of my car for it's MOT and was having a wee wander when I stumbled across this beauty on the Spectrum label from 1996,licensed from Motown It contains 18 tracks from 1964 to 1966 any of which would grace these pages.

Who's Lovin' You is from1965 and was written by Smokey Robinson and is taken from the album The Temptations Sing Smokey which was their second album
It's Growin'  is another Smokey number from the same album
(Girl) Why You Wanna Make Me Blue is also from 1965 and was written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield. It is taken from their third album The Temptin' Temptations.

You won't hear many,if any. better songs today.

The CD inlet advises that within the same series there are CDs by Diana Ross & the Supremes,Mary Wells, Four Tops,Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackon & the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Jimmy Ruffin, Martha & the Vandellas and The Isley Brothers.Most if not all would be worth having. The Early Classics Sampler may be a good place to start


  1. If these three are typical of the album it's a real find. Too often these "before they were famous" albums are a right load of old bobbins

  2. "It's Growing" is a wonderful song. I did a Single Song Sunday on it a few years ago. Against some still competition this is definitely the best version,