BigTop recorded most of their material in multi-track, although they didn't release it all on LP. One particular song, "Lavender-Blue" by Sammy Turner, does not appear to have been recorded in stereo, since the stereo 45 far left photo was rechanneled. BigTop's stereo 45s had a black label like the albums. Big Top occasionally put out picture sleeves for their 45s.
The Bell-distributed singles had a blue molded plastic label see photo, far left. Big Top also distributed the Dunes label, primarily known for the hits by Ray Peterson. The Big Top album label was black with silver print, with the BigTop tent logo at the top. By the mids, BigTop was kaput. Balk and Micahnik had a falling out in Harry went on to form the Impact label inalong with a few other labels, including the short lived Inferno. He also controlled Twirl Records, which reissued some of the Del Shannon material.
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One more album, Surface Thrillsreleased infeatured a sharp departure in the group's sound by incorporating elements of then-current rock. Tyson had been a staff songwriter at Atlantic during the Temptations' tenure at that label, and co-wrote several songs on the album Hear to Tempt You. The album Back to Basicsreleased later inwas the first album featuring Ron Tyson on lead.
Meanwhile, Edwards who also had his share of lead vocals on the Back to Basics album was again fired infor missing rehearsals or showing up hungover. He then attempted a second solo career, scoring a hit with the single " Don't Look Any Further ", a duet with Siedah Garrett. At this point, Woodson officially joined the group, taking Edwards' place.
Ali Woodson remained with the Temptations untilwhen he was fired for consistent lateness. He was replaced by the again-returning Dennis Edwards. The group recorded one album during Edwards's third tenure, Together Againreleased in late An updated version of the book was published in Edwards was fired from the group for the third and final time in latewith Woodson re-joining the lineup. Most of the Temptations, present and former, showed no ill feelings towards one another, although Otis Williams reported that Kendricks refused speak to him during the ceremony.
The tour was in fact carried out, but production on the album was canceled when year-old David Ruffin died in Philadelphia after a cocaine overdose on June 1, Kendricks was diagnosed with lung cancer soon after; he continued to perform until his death on October 5,in his native Birmingham. Richard Street missed a performance in after Twist It Baby - The Rockin Johnny Band - Mans Temptation (CD emergency surgery to remove kidneystones.
Otis Williams, completely unaware of Street's surgery, called him angrily about his absence. Street felt Williams was unsympathetic, and as a result, he left the group in after twenty-two years. His replacement was St. Louis native Theo Peoples. By the early s, bass Melvin Franklin began missing performances due to failing health and Ray Davisformer bass man of Parliament-Funkadelicbegan touring as a fill-in during The group subsequently finished production on For Lovers Onlyan album of pop standards featuring two tracks recorded with Melvin Franklin prior to his death.
However, this lineup did not last, as Davis was diagnosed with lung cancer  and left shortly after completing the album.
Davis died in New Brunswick, New Jersey of respiratory problems and complications of lung cancer on the evening of Tuesday July 5, The group continued as a quartet for a short time before recruiting bass Harry McGilberrya former member of the Futures. For Lovers Only was also the last contribution for lead Ali-Ollie Woodson; he was released from the group shortly after McGilberry's hiring  due to health problems:  he suffered two bouts of throat cancer in a short time.
He was replaced by new member Terry Weekswho had served as his sub. The album was anchored by "Stay," a single featuring Theo Peoples on lead and including a sample from "My Girl," which became a number-one hit on the urban adult contemporary charts.
It was released to extremely positive reviews. Peoples was fired from the group before the release of Phoenix Rising because of issues with drug addiction,  and was replaced by Barrington "Bo" Henderson. Henderson lip-synched to Peoples's vocals in the "Stay" music video, and the completed album features lead vocals on different tracks by both Henderson and Peoples.
Also inthree months after the release of Phoenix Rising earlier this year, de Passe Entertainment run by former Motown vice-president Suzanne de Passe and Hallmark Entertainment produced The Temptationsa four-hour television miniseries based on Otis Williams' Temptations autobiography. The miniseries was broadcast in two parts on NBC on November 1 and November 2,with the first part covering the group's history from toand the second part the years from to The lawsuits were consolidated, and the judges ruled in favor of the defendants, and the ruling was upheld when the plaintiffs appealed in Bo Henderson was fired from the group inprompting a wrongful termination lawsuit.
His replacement was former Spinners lead G. McGilberry died on April 3,at the age of The group's final Motown album, Legacywas released in Album) that year, the Temptations asked to be released from their Motown contract, and moved to another Universal label, New Door Records.
Cameron left the group in June to focus on his solo career. The new lineup recorded another album of soul covers, Back to Front released in October Former member Ali-Ollie Woodson died on May 30,after a long battle with leukemia. On May 4,the group released their Still Here album. Former member Damon Harris died on February 18,from prostate cancer at a Baltimore hospital. Completed by his co-author, Gary Flanigan, the book was published in ; it is the second autobiography regarding the group.
In late both Bruce Williamson and Joe Herndon announced their departures from the group. He had been battling with meningitis before his death. Former member G. Cameron substituted for an absent Larry Braggs in shows in August On June 19,it was announced that Mario Corbino was the new member of the group replacing Larry Braggs. Founding member Otis Williams said the Temptations will record a new album once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Following their first Motown hit, the group altered their style several times over the ensuing years, adapting to the popular styles of the day while retaining their signature visual and vocal styles.
The earliest Temptations recordings backed by Motown's stalwart studio band, the Funk Brothersreflect the influence of producers Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson, and featured a cohesive blend of black rhythm and blues along with elements of white pop music that later came to be known as the Motown Sound.
During this period, each recording usually featured only one lead singer, usually David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, although Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, and Otis Williams each had solo numbers of their own at various times during this period. InNorman Whitfield changed the group's dynamic, moving them away from the previous one lead singer model and adding elements derived from the rougher soul of artists such as James BrownWilson Pickettand the performers at Stax Records.
Whitfield and his lyricists crafted Temptations songs with shifts of dynamics, syncopated horn stabsand more intricate harmony arrangements which spotlighted each singer's unique vocal range. Onstage, this change was reflected in the group's use of a custom-made four-headed microphone stand, invented by David Ruffin. When Ruffin was replaced by Dennis Edwards, and Sly and the Family Stone became popular, Whitfield again restructured the Temptations' sound, this time driving the group almost completely into a "psychedelic soul"-type sound.
However, Album) in the traditional style of the group were still being recorded as B-sides and album fillers, with the lone exception being "Just My Imagination".
At Whitfield's insistence, a large portion of the additional running time for each song consisted of instrumental passages without vocals. For example, the hit version of their smash single "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" was nearly seven minutes, featuring an instrumental intro that was almost two minutes, a rarity for songs of that era.
Often focusing on lyrics about the ghettos and inner cities of black America, these songs were heavily influenced by the work of singer-songwriters Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield. Unlike Hayes and Mayfield however, the Temptations had no creative control over their recordings, and were in no way fond of the and minute-long songs being forced upon them by Whitfield, whose contributions were the focal point of Temptations albums such as Solid RockAll Directionsand particularly Masterpiece.
Inafter Whitfield was dismissed as the producer for the Temptations, the group altered its sound to accommodate a balance of both up-tempo dance material as well as ballads. The vocal arrangements began to again focus primarily on one lead singer per track, although some leads were still being shared periodically.
In addition, the Temptations themselves, after fighting Motown and Berry Gordy for creative control, began to write and produce some of their own material. From this point on, the Temptations focused almost exclusively on songs about romance. However, Album), songs about social issues similar to the recordings made during Whitfield's tenure were periodically produced as well. Temptations recordings of the mid s focused significantly on the influences of funk music from artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly and the Family Stone, and members of both acts contributed significantly to material recorded by the group during this period.
Their signature ballad sound, reduced to filler material during much of the Whitfield period, was restored to the lush, full productions of the earlier hits produced by Smokey Robinson. Berry Gordy insisted that all his acts be equally appealing to both white as well as black audiences, and employed an extensive creative team to help tailor Motown talent for the crossover success he desired. Motown choreographer Cholly Atkinsalong with Paul Williams, created the trademark precise and energetic, yet refined, dance steps used by the Temptations onstage.
The most famous of these, the Temptation Walkor Temptation Strutwas adapted from similar moves by the Flamingos and the Vibrationsfrom those two sources, Atkins and Williams crafted the resulting signature dance routine. These acts and others, showed the influence of the Temptations in both their vocal performances and their onstage choreography.
Inthe story of the Temptations served as inspiration for the jukebox musical Ain't Too Proudwhich opened on Broadway in March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Temptations band. American rhythm and blues group. For other uses, see Temptation disambiguation. It has been suggested that Elbridge Bryant be merged into this article. Discuss Proposed since July This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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