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The group's other important albums from this period included Puzzle People and Psychedelic Shack Psychedelic Shack includes the original version of " War ", later made famous by Edwin Starr. Paul Williams, who suffered from sickle-cell diseasefell into depression because of the stress of touring and personal issues. By the late s, he had developed a serious case of alcoholism. Having never previously consumed anything stronger than milk, he began to drink quite heavily, and it was hard to take, according to Otis Williams.
Williams began traveling with oxygen tanks, Be Bop Baby - Various - Essential Sun Records (CD) and the other four Temptations made valiant efforts to raid and drain his alcohol stashes.
In lateRichard Streetlead singer of Motown act the Monitors and a former Distant, was hired by Otis Williams to tour with the group as a backup replacement for Williams. At other shows, and during most of the second half ofStreet substituted for Williams on stage Just Making Memories - Black (2) - Wonderful Life (CD, Album) he was too sick to go on.
Eddie Kendricks became detached from the group after David Ruffin's firing and as the health of Paul Williams continued to fail. He regularly picked fights with Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, which often became violent, and in addition, he preferred the ballad material from the earlier days and was uncomfortable with the psychedelic soul material the group was now performing. Kendricks rekindled his friendship with Ruffin, who persuaded him to go solo.
He no longer felt he had a say in Otis Williams's handling of the group and was also convinced Motown's handling of the Temptations' finances was cheating the group out of money. Kendricks lobbied strongly in to have the Temptations go on "strike" —- no performances, no recordings — until Berry Gordy and the Motown staff were be willing to go over all group finances with independent accountants. Both Kendricks and Williams then agreed that Kendricks would be leaving the group.
Before Kendricks officially left the Temptations, he and Paul Williams recorded the lead vocals for " Just My Imagination Running Away with Me ", a ballad that became Kendricks' final single with the group.
Included on the Sky's the Limit LP along with the original album version of " Smiling Faces Sometimes ", "Just My Imagination" was released as a single in Januaryand the song began steadily climbing the US pop singles chart, peaking at number 1 two months later. By the time "Just My Imagination" topped the charts, Kendricks had negotiated his release from the group and signed a solo deal with Motown's Participate (Original Version) - Various - Something Estereo 01: Latin Garage Afro House (CD) label.
However, Owens only played Stop The World Right Here (I Wanna Get Off) - The Temptations - Back To Basics (Vinyl dates with the group before he was fired for forgetting the words to his solo numbers due to nervousness. Owens meanwhile returned to the Vibrations and died in Los Angeles, Rainbow Takeaway - Kevin Ayers - Rainbow Takeaway (Vinyl, LP, Album) on December 6,at the age of Meanwhile, "It's Summer" peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Hotmaking it the first Temptations single to miss the Top 40 since " Farewell My Love " eight years earlier.
After his doctor declared a few weeks later that he was unable to continue performing due to medical reasons, Paul Williams quit the Temptations in May. After Williams had recovered enough to record again, he recorded two sides in for a debut solo single. However, on August 17,Williams Hey Yall - Various - Just Awesome (Vinyl) in Detroit at the age of 34 from a gunshot wound, his death ruled a suicide by the Wayne County coroner.
In Maythe Temptations finally found a permanent replacement for the first tenor position in twenty-year-old Baltimore native Damon Harris. Otis Williams, Edwards, Franklin, Street, and Harris continued LP) and performing, and Norman Whitfield continued producing hits for them. During this period, the group toured with Quiet Elegance as their back-up singers. The success of "Papa" led Whitfield to create more elongated, operatic pieces, including the Top 10 hit " Masterpiece " and several of the tracks on the resulting Masterpiece album.
Tensions developed between Whitfield and the group, who found Whitfield arrogant and difficult to work with, and the group citing his habitual tardiness, his emphasis of the instrumental tracks at the expense of their vocals on many of his productions, and the declining singles and albums sales as other sources of conflict, sought to change producers.
Damon Harris was fired from the group during the recording of A Song for Youas his behavior and work ethic were deemed unprofessional,  and his replacement was Washington, D. None of these recordings were as commercially successful as A Song for You however, and none of their associated singles entered the Billboard charts. As time progressed, Bowen pushed Dennis Edwards further to the front of the group.
This was evident on Wings of Lovewhere several tracks featured Edwards' vocal more prominently than the other Temptations' backing vocals, Stop The World Right Here (I Wanna Get Off) - The Temptations - Back To Basics (Vinyl. Success continued to elude the group at Atlantic, however.
Their two releases on Atlantic — Hear to Tempt Youand Bare Backalong with their associated singles, had failed to perform any better at Atlantic than their last handful of singles had at Motown. As a result, inAtlantic released the group from its contract,  and shortly afterwards, the Temptations met once again with Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, who re-signed the group to Motown in Upon the return to Motown several lineup changes occurred.
Louis Price departed from the group and joined the Drifters. Dennis Edwards—who had made an unsuccessful attempt at developing In Silence - Funeral Nation - After The Battle (Cassette) solo career during his three-year exit from the group—returned to the lineup. Berry Gordy co-wrote and produced "Power", the Temptations' first single under the new contract.
Two years of under-performing singles and albums followed, including an eponymous LP) with Philadelphia -based producer Thom Belluntil Motown Locust Of The Dead Earth - Vision Of Disorder - Imprint (CD, Album) planning a Temptations reunion tour in Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin agreed to rejoin the group for the new album, aptly titled Reunionand its subsequent promotional tour.
Rick Jamesthe Motown funk star who had previously used the Temptations as backup vocalists on his hit " Super Freak " and whom Franklin claimed as his nephew,  wrote, produced, and guested on the Reunion album's lead single, " Standing on the Top ". While the ensuing Reunion tour with all seven Temptations Ruffin, Kendricks, Otis Williams, Franklin, Edwards, Richard Street, and Glenn Leonard was financially successful, it ended up being a stressful venture: Kendricks' voice had weakened after decades of chain smokingRuffin still addicted to drugs missed a number of the performances due Life Is A Promise - The Outlaws (8) - Behind The Walls (Vinyl, LP) being incapacitated, and current group members Dennis Edwards and Glenn Leonard were causing problems.
At the conclusion of the Reunion tour, Ruffin and Kendricks were dismissed, and they began touring and performing together as a duo. 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 Goodbye Drive 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 Alk-OlypiadE [Skit] - Der Klan - Flash Punks (Vinyl, LP, Album) 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 undergoing 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, Honey - Bill Phillips (4) - Country Action (Vinyl, LP, Album) left the group in after twenty-two years.
His replacement was St. Louis native Theo Peoples. Ys (6) ft. Nicole Bus - Vandaag (CDr) 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 Hen Of Hades - TrollfesT - Helluva (Vinyl, LP, Album) 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, Hound Dog - Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers - Swing The Mood (Vinyl) Jersey of respiratory problems and complications of lung cancer on the evening of Tuesday Love In Vein - Skinny Puppy - Last Rights (Vinyl, Album, Album) 5, The group continued as a quartet for a short time before recruiting bass Harry McGilberrya former member of the Legless Cripple -.
EP (File, MP3). 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," An Der Mistral - Various - Sprimmer (File, MP3) 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.
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. Peoples went on to join the Four Tops the following year.
Also inthree months after the release of Phoenix Risingde 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 Later 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. Changes were in order. Back to Basics marks the Temptations reuniting with producer Norman Whitfield for the first time since At his best, Whitfield could draw hard-edged and earthy performances from the Temptationsespecially lead singer Dennis Edwards. That's certainly true of the first track. As Edwards took a powder during the sessions, the always engaging Ali-Ollie Woodson filled his role.
The hard-edged "Stop the World Right Here" is Woodson 's debut and immediately displayed a voice that merged the best parts of David Ruffin and Edwards.
The track was Woodson 's only appearance here. As Whitfield produced five of the ten tracks, the rest of Back to Basics is pretty much standard issue fare. The biggest flop here is "The Battle Song," which is an excruciating, Trapped In The Past - Rafael Cury (2) - Trapped In The Past (CD, Album) session featuring the Four Tops.
The jaunty "Hollywood" has Edwards exhibiting his penchant for howling over Tyson. It works though. The group's classic, "Isn't the Night Fantastic," which came from Power shows up here and gets a smooth, atmospheric Whitfield -styled remix, although his name did not Stop The World Right Here (I Wanna Get Off) - The Temptations - Back To Basics (Vinyl on the credits.
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Jan 05, · Ron Tyson shines his amazing tenor on his 2nd official lead on "Make Me Believe In Love Again" a less than stellar ballad compared to "Sail Away" but still pretty good. This LP "Back To Basics. Jan 05, · Ron Tysons Temptations LP and lead debut. Serving as the "Back To Basics" second single Norman Whitfield produced an amazing love ballad that The Temptations .
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This track compilation contains Temptations B-sides, non-hit cuts and obscure sides recorded from It includes such sumptuous ballads as "What Love Has Joined Together" and "Gonna Keep On Trying Till I Win Your Love," plus uptempo wailers and an occasional dud ("Stop The War Now").
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