Aint Too Proud To Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of The Temptations by Mark RibowskyThe first and only definitive biography of legendary Motown group, the TemptationsThe Temptations are an incomparable soul group, with dozens of chart-topping hits such as My Girl and Papa Was a Rollin Stone. From the sharp suits, stylish choreography, and distinctive vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the personal failings and psycho-dramas that played out behind the scenes, Aint Too Proud to Beg tells the complete story of this most popular—and tragic—of all Motown super groups.
Based on in-depth research and interviews with founding Temptations member Otis Williams and many others, the book reveals the highly individual, even mutually antagonistic, nature of the groups members. Venturing beyond the money and the fame, it shares the compelling tale of these sometime allies, sometime rivals and reveals the unique dynamic of push and pull and give and take that resulted in musical genius.
The first book to tell the whole story of Motowns greatest group, with all-new interviews and previously undiscovered sources and photographs
Gives the last word on enduring Motown mysteries, including the deaths of Paul Williams and David Ruffin and the truth behind Ruffins tumultuous romance with Tammi Terrell
Reveals the secret cant miss formula behind the Temptations thirty-seven chart hits
Draws on more than one hundred interviews with the groups associates, industry figures, family members, and most importantly, founding Temptation Otis Williams
Aint Too Proud to Beg takes a cohesive and penetrating look at the life and enduring legacy of one of the greatest groups in popular music. It is essential reading for fans of the Temptations, music lovers, and anyone interested in the history of American popular culture over the last fifty years.
TEMPTATIONS Aint To Proud To Beg
In it finished 94 in AFI's Years Motown had a policy that the producer who had the biggest hits on a particular artist was assigned as the main producer for that artist, and was given preference when singles were selected for release by Motown's Quality Control department. Norman Whitfield , an up-and-coming songwriter and producer at Motown who'd had some success with Marvin Gaye and The Velvelettes , had worked with the Temptations on singles such as " Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue " , and coveted Robinson's role as their producer.
AIN'T TOO PROUD: The Life and Times of The Temptations
We watch as the core lineup of the original Temptations is whittled down to the last man standing. Instead, we have a study in group dynamics, in which the balance shifts in ways big and small, as the component parts keep changing. Manning Jr. Paul Tazewell did the delicious costumes. Not that the audience is ever likely to confuse one Temp for another.
All About That Bass. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. Skip to main content. Shows Buzz Video Groups. Home Shows. Buzz Video.
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