The temptations was one of the first bands that introduced me to the R&B/Soul genre, with songs like “My Girl”, and then more funky tracks like “Papa was a rollin’ stone”.
This group marked the soul genre mainly during the 60’s with the vocal harmonies they created on each song.
Eddie Kendricks one of the original members of the band, got out on 1970, and started a solo career, working with many great producers, while mixing his R&B/Soul skills with the more upbeat Disco/Funk tracks that were flourishing during the 70’s.
Recently I got my hands on one of his solo LP’s called “Boogie Down” released on 1974, with songs like “Boogie Down” which reached n#1 on the billboard charts, “You are the melody of my life”, “Trust your heart” that I love. This being his 4th album on his solo career I consider this one being the strongest of those first ones.
In the future I would like to talk about Motown Records, which for me, learning about it’s history and impact on the music history has inspired me a lot on my projects, but also has played a big part on my music tastes. Tamla Motown is a subsidiary of Motown Records that released Eddie Kendricks “Boogie Down!” Album.
This album was produced by Frank Wilson and Leonard Caston. Leonard Caston, produced for the record label “Chess” where he worked with artists like, Fontella Bass, Jan Bradley & other’s, but at the end of the 60’s he joined Motown Records and started producing with Wilson, creating a legendary duo that ended up working with people like, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The miracles, The temptations, Marvin Gaye, The supremes, Four tops, The Jackson 5, John Legend & many others.
Here's the album on Spotify if you're interested to listen to it! Boogie Down!
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