Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by CosmicMessenger, Nov 8, 2014.
I think Teddy cut out shortly after this...
He said he was tired of doing all the lead vocals, while Harold Melvin was making all the money.
You can't blame him for that and you know he's not lying, just listen to their records and you can hear who is doing the lead.
A lot of time you can tell where the talent was when a member leaves the group,like the Commodores. Also; changing singing styles, and disco didn't do a lot of these groups any favors either.
Do you remember how weird "Shaky Ground" by the Temps sounded?
The talent was throughout the group. Every member of The Commodores was talented.
It sounded good to me! Of course, nothing sounds as good as the original Tempts, with Otis, Melvin, Paul, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin.
I'm not saying that they didn't have talent, but Richie was the voice.
It sounded good, what I meant by weird is that many of us was use to the ballads. In their movie, they even talked about this new shift.
Lionel Ritchie is a great talent indeed!
Yeah, having lost the inimitable David Ruffin, they had to make a shift and it worked, using the Sly Stone musical formula.
Tru dat brutha CM.
Do you remember when their were briefly two Temp groups?
I saw a clip of Dennis Edwards, and he said that he could see how DR could let the hype go to his head. He said that David was singing just about every song they had, so it's easy to think that you are the force behind the group.
I found the clip.
Man, things look so different when you are on the outside.
Lioyd Parks is the only original member of the Blue Notes that is left. The rest of the group died between the late 90s (97), and the last one was in 2010.
Lioyd is a top Reggie bass player now.
As far as I know, there still is. There is one "Temptations" headed by Otis Williams and Dennis Edwards has "The Temptations Revue".
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