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The Temptation Yield To Temptation!

Yield To Temptation!

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The Temptation: Yield To Temptation!

(2014/El Toro) Anthologie des von Gospel, Rhythm’n’Blues und Doo-Wop geprägten Frühwerks der Motown-Legende.
'The Early Works Of The Temptations Before Becoming Motown’s #1 Group' lautet der alles erklärende Subtitel dieser Anthologie, die sowohl Songs der einzelnen Mitglieder David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin und Otis Williams umfasst als auch frühe Aufnahmen unter dem Gruppennamen Temptations oder als The Voice Masters, The Distants oder The Pirates. Ebenso wie die Herkunft des Musikstils Soul aus seinen Vorläufern Rhythm’n’Blues, Gospel und Doo-Wop abgeleitet werden kann, bildet sich dies im Werdegang der Jahrhundertband ab, wie in den zwischen 1959 und 1962 entstandenen Songs deutlich wird.
Die einmalige gesangliche Klasse der Mitglieder war schon lange vor ihren ersten großen Soul-Erfolgen ab Mitte der 60er deutlich erkennbar. 
25 Songs, über 68 Minuten Gesamtspielzeit, 16-seitiges Booklet mit umfangreichen Linernotes und historischen Fotos.

(2014/El Toro) 30 tracks.



Temptations - Yield To Temptation! CD 1
1: Oh Mother of Mine
2: Mr Bus Driver (Hurry)
3: Orphan Boy
4: Needed (For Lovers Only)
5: Come On
6: Answer Me
7: Your Wonderful Love
8: 8 Knock You Out (with Love)
9: Hope and Pray
10: Romance Without Finance
11: Action Speaks Louder Than Words
12: Needed
13: Mind over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine)
14: Every Time
15: One of These Days
16: Save Me from This Misery
17: Open Your Heart
18: Free
19: I'll Love You Till I Die
20: Always
21: You Can Get What I Got
22: Everything About You
23: Oops I'm Sorry
24: 24 I'm in Love
25: Check Yourself


Artikeleigenschaften von The Temptation: Yield To Temptation!

  • Interpret: The Temptation

  • Albumtitel: Yield To Temptation!

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Soul
  • Music Style Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 254 Soul
  • Label EL TORO

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 8437013270533

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.100

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Temptations"

The Temptations

Erfolgreichste Soul-Gesangsgruppe der Geschichte, seit 1960 unter diesem Namen aktiv.
Gründungsmitglieder: Eddie Kendricks (geb. am 7. 12. 1939), Otis Miles (geb. am 30. 10. 1941- Künstlername Otis Williams), Melvin Franklin (alias David English, geb. am 12. 10. 1942), Paul Williams (geb. am 2. 7. 1939). 
Anfang 1963 stieß David Ruffin (geb. am 8. 1. 1941) zur Formation.

Zwischen 1964 und 1986 landete die Temptations in diversen Besetzungen 49 Top-100Hits in den USA- zu definitiven Evergreens gerieten “My Girl' (1965), “I Can't Get Next To You' (1969), “Just My Imagination' (1971) und 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' (1972), die sämtlich die Charts anführten.

Für Ruffín, der eine Solo-Karriere begann, kam 1968 Dennis Edwards- Nachfolger von Kendricks wurde 1971 Ricky Owens, der wiederum von Damon Harris abgelöst wurde- Richard Street ersetzte Paul Williams, der sich am 17. 8. 1973 in Detroit erschoss. Ebenfalls verstorben sind David Ruffin (am 1. 6. 1991), David English (am 23. 2. 1995) und Eddie Kendricks (am 5.10.1992).

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The Temptations

Check Yourself

A Motor City merger of The Distants (tenor Otis Williams, bass Melvin Franklin, and tenor Elbridge 'Al' Bryant), whose Come On graces our previous disc, and The Primes (sky-high lead tenor Eddie Kendricks, born December 17, 1939 in Union Springs, Alabama, and gritty lead baritone Paul Williams, born July 2, 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama) spawned The Temptations. They signed with Motown in 1961, though those wheels started turning the previous fall, when The Distants, then pacted to Johnnie Mae Matthews' Northern label, were performing locally.

"We were at a disc jockey record hop, St. Stephen's Community Center," says Otis. "Berry was coming in with The Miracles. He saw us onstage, and how the crowd was reacting to us. I guess he was very glad to see that. So we had to go to the men's room. That's where he approached me: 'Say, I'm starting my own record company, and if you guys should ever leave where you are, come see me!' We were disenchanted with the people that we were with at the time, and a few weeks or months after that, we went to see him."

Placed on Motown's short-lived Miracle label, The Temptations debuted in July of '61 with Oh, Mother Of Mine (Otis co-wrote it with Mickey Stevenson) b/w Romance Without Finance, penned by Stevenson and Kendricks (both sides were produced by Mickey and Andre Williams).  The Temptations tried again with the captivating Check Yourself, cut October 28, 1961. Otis, Melvin, and Al shared writer's credit with producer Gordy. Paul Williams mostly fronted the mid-tempo number, which originated with Otis.

"My mother sent me to the store, and as I'm going to the store that evening, I just started it off like I did on the record: 'Bye and bye, you knew that...' And I said, 'I like that!' And I did that, 'bom-bom-bom.' I said, 'Let me keep that in mind.' And I showed it to the fellows, and we started singing it," says Otis. "We showed it to Berry. Berry said, 'I like that!' And Berry, along with Brian Holland, helped develop 'Check Yourself.'" Released on Miracle that November 7 with Gordy's sumptuous ballad Your Wonderful Love on the B-side, it didn't chart. Neither did Chicagoan (and former Dukays front man) Gene Chandler's '63 version for Vee-Jay.

The Temptations quickly became known for their immaculate choreography, initially Paul Williams' province. "Our first song that we started rehearsing was 'A Hundred Pounds Of Clay' by Gene McDaniels," says Otis. "Then Paul said, 'Well, now look. We're not just going to be a group that just stands and sings, 'cause we can sing. We've got to be exciting. We've got to be able to dance. We've got to sell sex!' And Eddie and myself said, 'Man, we can't dance!' I said, 'I'm stiff as a box of Argo Starch!' And he said, 'That's all right. I'll work with you. I'll work with you!' And the next thing you know, when we would get together and rehearse, he started showing us moves for 'Oh, Mother Of Mine,' and 'Check Yourself.'"


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