Musical artists similar to or like The Temptations

American vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Wikipedia

  • The Temptations discography

    This article presents the discography of Motown group The Temptations. Complete listing of all their singles and albums. Wikipedia

  • Emperors of Soul

    1994 box set compilation for The Temptations, released by Motown Records. The five-disc collection covers the Temptations' entire four-decade history, from the first recording of The Distants in 1959 ("Come On") to four new recordings by the then-current Temptations lineup of Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, Ron Tyson, and stalwart members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin. Wikipedia

  • The Ultimate Collection (The Temptations album)

    Compact disc by The Temptations, released on Motown Records, catalogue 314530562-2, in March 1997. Collection of singles comprising many of the group's greatest hits, with liner notes written by producer Harry Weinger. Wikipedia

  • Chronology of the Motown singing group the Temptations. It lists the members of the group during all phases Wikipedia

  • Cloud Nine (The Temptations album)

    Ninth studio album by American musical group The Temptations for the Gordy label released in 1969. Watershed for several reasons. Wikipedia

  • Otis Williams

    American baritone singer. Occasionally also a songwriter and a record producer. Wikipedia

  • The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. Its members are considered among the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. Wikipedia

  • Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)

    Song by American soul group The Temptations, written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. Released on the Gordy (Motown) label, and produced by Norman Whitfield, it features on the group's 1971 album, Sky's the Limit. Wikipedia

  • Eddie Kendricks

    American singer and songwriter. One of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. Wikipedia

  • Solid Rock (The Temptations album)

    1972 album by The Temptations for the Gordy label, produced by Norman Whitfield. The first made primarily without founding members and original lead singers Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. Wikipedia

  • Anthology (The Temptations album)

    One of three greatest hits collections released by Motown Records covering the work of soul/R&B group The Temptations. Vinyl three-LP set issued on August 23, 1973, which covered the group's work up to that point. Wikipedia

  • Four Tops

    American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes. Wikipedia

  • American songwriter and producer, who worked with Berry Gordy's Motown labels during the 1960s. He has been credited as one of the creators of the Motown Sound and of the late-1960s subgenre of psychedelic soul. Wikipedia

  • Dennis Edwards

    American soul and R&B singer who was best known as the frontman in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. Wikipedia

  • Richard Street

    American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993. The first member of the Temptations to actually be a native of the city which served as Motown's namesake and hometown; all of the previous members were born and at least partially raised in the southern United States. Wikipedia

  • All Directions

    1972 album by The Temptations for the Gordy label, produced by Norman Whitfield. The LP features the #1 hit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", a twelve-minute cover of a Whitfield-produced Undisputed Truth single. Wikipedia

  • The Supremes

    American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Wikipedia

  • Greatest Hits II (The Temptations album)

    1970 greatest hits album for The Temptations, released by the Gordy (Motown) label. The sequel to the first Temptations greatest hits LP from 1966, Greatest Hits II collects several of the late-1960s hits that followed the release of the first compilation. Wikipedia

  • 1983 television special, produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records, to commemorate Motown's 25th year . Taped before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on March 25, 1983, and broadcast on NBC on May 16. Wikipedia

  • Single recorded by the Temptations and released on Motown Records' Gordy label during the spring of 1968. Last with lyrics by Rodger Penzabene, and as the final Temptations single to feature David Ruffin as lead singer. Wikipedia

  • David Ruffin

    American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of the Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. The lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." Wikipedia

  • Psychedelic Shack

    Twelfth studio album by The Temptations for the Gordy label released in 1970, which represents the Temptations' full-blown submergence into psychedelia. Completely written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and produced by Whitfield, Psychedelic Shack almost completely abandoned the "Motown Sound" formula for this LP; hard rock guitars, synthesizer sound effects, multitracked drums, and stereo-shifting vocals giving most of the album's songs a harder, less traditional feel than the Temptations' previous work. Wikipedia

  • American vocal group who recorded for Motown Records in the 1960s. Uncle Sam)", which reached #21 on the Billboard R&B Chart, and #100 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Wikipedia

  • 1968 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Motown label. The first of their singles to feature Dennis Edwards instead of David Ruffin in the lineup, was the first of producer Norman Whitfield's psychedelic soul tracks, and won Motown its first Grammy Award. Wikipedia

  • Puzzle People

    Eleventh studio album released by American soul quintet The Temptations for the Gordy label in 1969. Produced entirely by Norman Whitfield, Puzzle People takes the next step along the path that Cloud Nine started, and takes the Temptations further away from a classic soul sound, and more towards the realm of psychedelic soul. Wikipedia

  • Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations

    Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations is, as the title implies, a collaborative album combining Motown's two best selling groups, Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations. Success, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200. Wikipedia

  • Disco

    Genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene. Typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslines, string sections, horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. Wikipedia

  • Funk song recorded by the Motown group The Temptations, written and produced by musician Rick James. The Temptations, after a brief spell at Atlantic Records in the late 1970s, resigned with Motown, in 1980. Wikipedia


Sentences forThe Temptations

  • Despite some political music and socially conscious material recorded by The Temptations, Motown artists were often told to not delve into political and social commentary, fearing alienation from pop audiences.Marvin Gaye-Wikipedia
  • He further explained, "the Tempts and Tops' music made me remember that when a lot of women listen to music, they want to feel the power of a real man."Marvin Gaye-Wikipedia
  • The Temptations, who had previously helped to define the "Motown Sound" – a distinct blend of pop-soul – adopted this new psychedelic sound towards the end of the 1960s as well.Funk-Wikipedia
  • In contrast to earlier bands such as The Temptations, which wore "matching suits" and "neat haircuts" to appeal to white mainstream audiences, funk bands adopted an "African spirit" in their outfits and style.Funk-Wikipedia
  • The following year, the group won a talent show; Michael performed the dance to Robert Parker's 1965 song "Barefootin'" and singing lead to The Temptations' "My Girl".Michael Jackson-Wikipedia
  • By now, the Tops were the most successful male Motown act in the United Kingdom (in the United States, they were second to the Temptations), and began experimenting with more mainstream pop hits.Four Tops-Wikipedia

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