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The Temptations - The Temptin’ Temptations (1965)

The Temptations - The Temptin’ Temptations (Motown)

Released November 1, 1965

Recorded 1964-1965

The Temptin’ Temptations marked a significant chapter for the legendary vocal group, The Temptations. Following their breakthrough with the single "The Way You Do The Things You Do," the group solidified its "classic five" lineup featuring David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, and Eddie Kendricks. The album includes hits like "Since I Lost My Baby" and "My Baby," showcasing Ruffin's expressive vocals and Smokey Robinson's songwriting prowess. The Temptations faced internal struggles, with Ruffin's demanding behavior leading to his departure in 1968. The tragic stories of Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks add complexity to the group's history. Despite challenges, The Temptations' enduring legacy and Motown's impact are evident in this well-produced and influential record.

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