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Cool Ju (cool_ju)
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Post Number: 80
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Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 2:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's 16 bar Blues, right?
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 212
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I dont know about that CoolJu but the brother certainly was funked up about losing his lady...sitting in his lonely room, ruminating about how he and his lady were all through, like the brother Paul said "no sense in me denying,ever since you been gone I've been crying"......man I love that song......"how could a woman that I treated so good, just do me so wrong".......

Kdubya

PS: when that song came out I was a freshman in high school and I would play it every morning on our wrecka player before heading off to the land of higher education......always hoping that I would never experience what Paul was singing about.....well.............


oh yeah their harmony was tight as hell.....

(Message edited by Paladin on August 23, 2004)
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Cool Ju (cool_ju)
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Post Number: 81
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 5:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I was a freshman in HS and throughout HS I played that album and the 1st two Tempts albums to get hyped in the morning. "I've Been Good To You" was my jam, too. Those lyrics are the bomb, too, as you noted.
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johneflat (johneflat)
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Post Number: 137
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 2:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny, this was one of the few songs where the drums kind of irritated me...i remember thinking that those drums are just too "busy", guess i was just looking for the "pocket", and the drums weren't helping......still great Paul Williams work....lotta emotion,
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 219
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 2:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah it was something going on with those Tempts man, they actually got me through high school appreciate the memories my friend......

My favorite tracks off some of those albums were:

Who you gonna run to ? (Pauls moment in time)
Everybody needs love
Born to Love You (David and Eddies first masterpiece)
Just another lonely Night (Paul's ode to lost love)
Since I lost My Baby
Your' The One I need
Say You
I've Been Good to You
Baby, Baby, I need you (Paul beggin his as* off)
Slow Down heart
Paradise (Eddie never sang like this again )
Dream Come True (Eddie's doo wop)
Its Just a Lonely World Without you
Check Yourself

Kdubya
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Destruction (destruction)
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Post Number: 324
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 5:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JohnE,

And Melvin's voice is probably blocking out your beloved bassline also.

Great call Cool Ju, this was one of my fave Tempt album cuts and I liked the way Kb broke it down.

Kb,

"Slow Down heart
Paradise (Eddie never sang like this again )
Dream Come True (Eddie's doo wop)"

Those 3 were my some of my girl's faves from a short list of Tempt songs that I used to introduce them to their early work....so how could you leave off my 5 year old's fave Tempt workout?

Isn't She Pretty.

As the family bass singer, that song gives her quite a workout.
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 451
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.43.206.95
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMG, this is a great thread. Keep it coming. :-)
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johneflat (johneflat)
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Post Number: 139
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yeah Des, Brother Blue was definitely Representin' on this one, that LOOON-LEEE, stayed in my head all day!
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Cool Ju (cool_ju)
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Post Number: 82
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 4:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's up, Sis?
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 221
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 9:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Destruction, I try not to monopolize or over emphasize my limited knowledge of the Tempts, in fact I love to see what other people think of some of there recordings. Melvin's (Blue) work on Isnt She pretty is phenomenal and Eddie was up there on another planet. No one and I mean no one has ever sang with the passion and fervor of these guys. They made what they accomplished seem easy....now to continue..........

Your Not an ordinary Girl
It's Growing
What Love Has Joined Together
Not now I'll tell you later
You Can Depend on Me
Who's Lovin You (David .....dam !)
Nobody but my baby (Pauls trademark angst/harmony for days)

back in the day these guys were so good it was unsettling , they set the bar so high that in the future they would have trouble out doing themselves, for instance David was Da man (see Cindy, Could Never Love Another & Rain)......no question but some of my favorite Tempt songs were done with Eddie, Paul & Melvin featured prominently........and (ahem) after you finish listening to their early released hits.... Girls Allright w/Me, Girl Why You Wanna Make me Blue, The Way You do the things you Do....then you slide over to some of the songs we have listed on this thread and it becomes clear that these guys were indeed our version of the Beatles......that last line was not mine but a quote from Darryl Hall of Hall & Oates.....smile for me now........

Kdubya
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SisDetroit (sis)
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Post Number: 458
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 1:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool Ju - This thread has opened up the thread of the Ultimate Temptations.

Everytime one of those songs came out on this group called The Temptations, you would think they couldn't get any better. We loved everyone of those songs. There is no comparison of these exellent songs, and these talented young men of Detroit. How can you not be proud of this particular group, and the recording company who produced them.
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 225
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 4:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Sis, as far as this thread goes....you're preaching to the choir...LOL.....might I add that you wax poetically and as always very Tempting !!!!!!!! Methinks that you're not an ordinary girl........

Kdub

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