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This is a "Work in Progress" so be patient.. please! (Ok.. Moan, what the hell)
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Number 819 - Temptations
Number 819 Temptations "Aint Too Proud To Beg" (1966) . . .
The Big Chill soundtrack once again re-introduced the public of the world to the R&B music of the 60's. I wonder now after all these years, was the movie the most memorable or was it the music off the soundtrack?
Anyway im off to the attic with me tennis racket, got some bats that need chasing.
"In 1966, the Tempts recorded another Robinson hit, "Get Ready," before forgoing his smooth popcraft for the harder-edged soul of producers Norman Whitfield and Brian Holland. After spotlighting Kendricks on the smash "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," the group allowed Ruffin to take control over a string of hits including "Beauty's Only Skin Deep" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You." Beginning around 1967, Whitfield assumed full production control, and their records became ever rougher and more muscular, as typified by the 1968 success "I Wish It Would Rain." After Ruffinfailed to appear at a 1968 live performance, the other four Tempts fired him; he was replaced by ex-ContourDennis Edwards, whose less polished voice adapted perfectly to the psychedelic-influenced soul period the group entered following the success of the single "Cloud Nine." As the times changed, so did the group, and as the 1960s drew to a close, the Temptations' music became overtly political; in the wake of "Cloud Nine" -- its title a thinly veiled drug allegory -- came records like "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Psychedelic Shack," and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)."
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Not this song but 2 others made R.S Top 500)and the Album ranked at Number (Only Temptations Anthology made the Top 500 Albums)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 62.9 out of 108
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