New Music: The Temptations

This lineup of the classic soul group, The Temptations, with original member the venerable Otis Williams, Ron Tyson (a member since 1983, the lineup’s second longest tenure), Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks and Joe Herndon, has a new album out of covers called Back to Front (on New Door Records/UMe) currently out in the stores.

This is their 48th studio album since their formation in 1961 on Motown Records as a mix of the soul groups the Primes and the Distants (next time your favorite music artist whines about doing two albums has them burned out, pull out this statistic).

Click on the highlighted links to get a sample of what's good with everything with this release - I think its pretty on point.


1. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (Barry White)
2. Hold On! I'm Comin' (Sam and Dave - Isaac Hayes and David Porter)
3. Wake Up Everybody (Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)
4. Minute by Minute (Doobie Brothers - Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams)
5. I'm in Love (Bobby Womack)
6. Don't Ask My Neighbors (Skip Scarborough)
7. Love Ballad (George Benson - Skip Scarborough)
8. Let It Be Me (Gilbert Becaud, Pierre Delanoe and Manny Kurtz)
9. How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees - Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb)
10. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again (L.T.D., Jeffrey Osborne - LenRon Hanks and Zane Grey)
11. Respect Yourself (Staple Singers - Luther Ingram and Mack Rice)

Here's one place folks can order the album.

Official Motown Records The Temptations Website
The Temptations Wikipedia Website
Rock and Holl Hall of Fame Listing for The Temptations

Bonus Videos:

The Temptations - Aint Too Proud To Beg

The Temptations - Just My Imagination