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Temptations Live!

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Released  March 6, 1967
Producer  N/A
Release date  6 March 1967
Genre  Soul music
Length  47:45
Artist  The Temptations
Label  Motown/Universal Records
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Recorded  The Roostertail's Upper Deck, Detroit, Michigan, October 3, 1966
Temptations Live! (1967)  The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul (1967)
Similar  The Temptations albums, Soul music albums

The temptations introduction

Temptations Live! was the first live album to be released by The Temptations. Recorded on October 3, 1966 in the Upper Deck of the Roostertail Club in Detroit, Michigan, and released on album by Gordy (Motown) Records in 1967, the album features David Ruffin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, and Otis Williams performing their regular live repertoire for a highly receptive crowd mostly consisting of young women. Included in the set are Temptations hits such as "My Girl", "My Baby", "Get Ready", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Don't Look Back", and the group's then-current single, "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep". Out of the several live albums the group recorded during their career, this is the only one to feature David Ruffin. The album remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 51 weeks peaking at number 10.


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Track listing

Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) David Ruffin, (b) Eddie Kendricks, (c) Paul Williams, (d) Melvin Franklin.

Side one

  1. Intro by Scott Regen – 1:09
  2. Medley – 4:49
    1. "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" (Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr.) b
    2. "The Girl's Alright with Me" (Whitfield, Holland, Eddie Kendricks) b
    3. "I'll Be in Trouble" (Smokey Robinson) b
    4. "I Want a Love I Can See" (Robinson) c, a
  3. "What Love Has Joined Together" (Robinson, Robert Rogers) – 3:01 b
  4. "My Girl" (Robinson, Ronnie White) – 3:08 a
  5. ""Yesterday"/"What Now My Love" (Lennon–McCartney, Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delano, Carl Sigman) – 3:08 a, d
  6. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" (Whitfield, Holland) – 2:23 a
  7. Group Introduction – 0:49
  8. "I Wish You Love" (Albert Beach, Charles Trenet) – 1:52 b
  9. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (Whitfield, Holland) – 2:57 a

Side two

  1. "Old Man River" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 4:44 d
  2. "Get Ready" (Robinson) – 2:10 b
  3. "Fading Away" (Robinson, Rogers, Warren Moore) – 1:55 b
  4. "My Baby" (Robinson, Rogers, Moore) – 2:10 a
  5. "You'll Lose a Precious Love" (Robinson) – 2:50 a
  6. "Baby, Baby I Need You" (Robinson) – 1:50 c, b
  7. "Don't Look Back" (Robinson, White) – 7:07 c

Compact disc bonus track

  1. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (Robinson, Rogers) – 3:24 b


  • The Temptations: Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, and Melvin Franklin (David English)
  • The Temptations Band:
  • Cornelius Grant: guitar, musical director
  • Bill Upchurch: bass
  • "Stormin" Norman Roberts: drums
  • Johnny Trudell's Horn Section:
  • Johnny Trudell, Maurice Davis, and Floyd Jones or Billy Homer: trumpets
  • Don White and George Bohanon: trombones
  • Ted Buckner and Ernie Rogers: alto saxophones;
  • George Benson and Angelo Carlisi: tenor saxophones;
  • Thomas "Beans" Bowles: baritone saxophone, flute
  • Songs

    1Introduction By Scott Regen (Live At The Roostertail's Upper Deck/1966)1:10
    2Medley: Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)/The Girl's ALright With Me/ I'll Be In Trouble/ I Want A Love I Can See (Live At The Roostertail's Upper Deck/1966)4:49
    3What Love Has Joined Together (Live At The Roostertail's Upper Deck/1966)3:01


    Temptations Live! Wikipedia