Tag: Temptations

Wednesday 2/2/22 8pm ET: Artist Countdown: The Temptations Top 30 Hits

The Temptations are an American vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music.

Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit under the name the Elgins. The founding members came from two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin, who was the lead vocalist on a number of the group’s biggest hits, including “My Girl” (1964), “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (1966), and “I Wish It Would Rain” (1967). Ruffin was replaced in 1968 by Dennis Edwards, with whom the group continued to record hit records such as “Cloud Nine” (1968), “I Can’t Get Next to You” (1969), and “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)” (1970). The group’s lineup has changed frequently since the departures of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the act in 1971. Later members of the group have included singers such as Richard Street, Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, and Ali-Ollie Woodson, with whom the group scored a late-period hit in 1984 with “Treat Her Like a Lady” and in 1987 with the theme song for the children’s movement program Kids in Motion.

1 My Girl
2 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
3 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (with Supremes)
4 Treat Her Like a Lady
5 Masterpiece
6 Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
7 I Can’t Get Next to You
8 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

9 Cloud Nine
10 Psychedelic Shack
11 (I Know) I’m Losing You

12 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
13 Power

14 Get Ready
15 It’s Growing
16 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
17 Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
18 Standing on the Top (featuring Rick James)
19 I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
20 Runaway Child, Running Wild
21 You’re My Everything
22 I’ll Try Something New (With Supremes)
23 I Wish It Would Rain
24 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
25 Take a Look Around
26 Please Return Your Love to Me
27 Don’t Let the Joneses Get You Down
28 Shakey Ground
29 All I Need
30 I’ll Be in Trouble

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/11/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 11

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter M and start with N and feature music from: Paul McCartney & Wings, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Steeleye Span, America, Pink Floyd, Tufano & Giammarese, Queen, Michael Jackson, Sweet, Doobie Brothers and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/10/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 10

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter L and start with M and feature music from: Buckingham Nicks, Grass Roots, Brighter Side of Darkness, Jethro Tull, Abba, Paul Simon, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, O’Jays, Aerosmith, Four Tops, David Cassidy, Lobo, Robert Knight and many more.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 9

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter K and start with L and feature music from: David Bowie, Temptations, Edward Bear, Independents, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Paul Simon, Olivia Newton-john, Shocking Blue, Brownsville Station, Three Dog Night, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and many more.

1pm to 3pm ET

Tuesday 12/15/2020 4pm ET: Feature Artist: The Temptations


The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music.

Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, under the name The Elgins. The founding members came from two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin, who was the lead vocalist on a number of the group’s biggest hits, including “My Girl” (1964), “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (1966), and “I Wish It Would Rain” (1967). Ruffin was replaced in 1968 by Dennis Edwards, with whom the group continued to record hit records such as “Cloud Nine” (1969) and “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)” (1970). The group’s lineup has changed frequently since the departures of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the act in 1971. Later members of the group have included singers such as Richard Street, Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, and Ali-Ollie Woodson, with whom the group scored a late-period hit in 1984 with “Treat Her Like a Lady”.

Over the course of their career, the Temptations released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles. Their music has earned three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for “Cloud Nine” in 1969 – and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

As of 2020, the Temptations continue to perform with founder Otis Williams in the lineup (Williams owns the rights to the Temptations name).

Thursday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Temptations – Anthology (1995)

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.

“The Way You Do The Things You Do”
“I’ll Be In Trouble”
“The Girl’s Alright With Me”
“Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)”
“My Girl”
“It’s Growing”
“What Love Has Joined Together”
“Who’s Lovin’ You”
“Since I Lost My Baby”
“You’ve Got to Earn It” (Robinson, Grant)
“Nobody But You” (Clarence Paul)
“My Baby”
“Don’t Look Back”
“Ol’ Man River” [live]
“Get Ready”
“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
“You’ll Lose A Precious Love”
“Beauty Is Only Skin Deep”
“(I Know) I’m Losing You”
“All I Need”
“You’re My Everything”
“(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need”
“I Wish It Would Rain”
“I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)”
“Please Return Your Love To Me”
“Lullaby Of Love” (Beatrice Verdi)
“The Impossible Dream”
“Cloud Nine”
“I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”
“Runaway Child, Running Wild”
“Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down”
“I Can’t Get Next To You”
“Psychedelic Shack”
“Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)”
“Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”
“Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)”
“Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”
“Masterpiece”
“Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” (Whitfield)
“Let Your Hair Down” (Whitfield)
“Shakey Ground”
“A Song for You” (Leon Russell)
“Power”
“Standing On The Top”
“Treat Her Like a Lady”
“Lady Soul”

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week we feature music from George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Poco, Temptations, Carpenters, Billy Preston, Charlie Daniels Band and more . . .

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

In Memoriam: Dennis Edwards (1943 – 2018)

Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9195855t)Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943 – February 2, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer, notably a lead singer in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with “Don’t Look Any Further” (featuring Siedah Garrett). Until his death, Dennis was the lead singer of The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, a Temptations splinter group.

Edwards was born in Fairfield, Alabama, about eight miles from Birmingham, to Reverend and Mrs. Dennis Edwards Sr., He began singing as a toddler, just two years old, in his father’s church. The Edwards family moved to Detroit, Michigan when Edwards was about ten years old, and Edwards would continue to sing in the church pastored by his father, eventually becoming choir director.

As a teenager, Edwards joined a gospel vocal group called The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and studied music at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. He was not allowed to sing or listen to secular music at home, and his mother disapproved when he began pursuit of a career singing rhythm and blues music. In 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs. In 1961, Edwards recorded a single for the obscure Detroit label, International Soulville Records, “I Didn’t Have to (But I Did)” b/w “Johnnie on the Spot”.

Following time served in the US military, in 1966 Edwards auditioned for Detroit’s Motown Records, where he was signed but placed on retainer. Later that year, he was assigned to join The Contours after their lead singer fell ill. In 1967, the Contours were the opening act for several Temptations concerts, and Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams – who were considering replacing their own lead singer, David Ruffin (who was a personal friend of Edwards), took notice of Edwards and made his acquaintance.

Edwards died on February 2, 2018, one day prior to his 75th birthday, in a Chicago hospital after a long illness, the singer’s manager confirmed to ABC News. – Wikipedia

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

VRPMFP#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace.  Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair.  With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever…  Here are some of the artists featured today.  Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff,  John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

ThanfulHave you been enjoying your Thanksgiving Weekend? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we give “Thanks.” The show we postponed from last weekend to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Ruffin, airs today. Every song we play has “Thanks,” “Thank You” or “Thankful” in the title. Artists on board include: the Temptations, Kirk Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Myers, Billy Eckstine, the Beatles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Ikettes, Atlantic Starr, Brook Benton, the Impressions and more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Weekend and eat that last bit of turkey leftovers, I say “Thank You” in advance for joining me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.