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OLLIE WOODSON
NATE EVANS
JIMMY RUFFIN
FORMER CONTOUR DENNIS EDWARDS
TEMPTATIONS REVUE FEATURING DENNIS EDWARDS
SOUND
THOUGHT
COURSE
NAME
GROUPS
GUARD
JESUS
HISTORY
BEGINNING
DAVID
DOCTOR
ENLIGHTENMENT
WORLD
HITS
FIRST
LINEUP
HIT SINGLES
SET FREE
SONG
WHITFIELD
COVER
WOODSON
BERRY GORDY
GOOD SPIRITS
RICHARD STREET
RUFFIN
MELVIN FRANKLIN
EDDIE KENDRICKS
PAUL WILLIAMS
OTIS WILLIAMS
MEMBER
EVIL
NUMBER
PRIMES
YEAR
VICES
DENNIS EDWARDS
EDWARDS
DAVID RUFFIN
JAMES BROWN
TIME
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Definitions

  1. The Temptations were Motown's top-selling male vocal group, racking up a ton of mid-60s hits, most of which were written by Smokey Robinson.

Ollie Woodson

  1. Ollie Woodson remained with the Temptations until 1987, when he was fired and replaced by an again-returning Dennis Edwards.

Nate Evans

  1. Nate Evans & The SOUNDS OF THE TEMPTATIONS is a truly extraordinary experience, a show that brings back the magic of Motown.

Jimmy Ruffin

  1. Notable artists included Jimmy Ruffin and early recordings by The Temptations).

Former Contour Dennis Edwards

  1. In mid- 1968, the Temptations decided that they could no longer put up with Ruffin's arrogance, and they replaced him with former Contour Dennis Edwards.

Temptations Revue Featuring Dennis Edwards

  1. It was decided that Edwards' group would be called "The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards", the name that Edwards tours under to this day.

Sound

  1. Dennis Edwards' addition to the Temptations coincided with producer Norman Whitfield's adoption of a new sound for the group.

Thought

  1. They were initially scorned by more traditional orders, who thought these "urban monks" would never survive the temptations of the city.

Course

  1. Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and 14 Billboard R&B number-one singles.

Name

  1. It was decided that Edwards' group would be called "Dennis Edwards & the Temptations Review", the name that Edwards tours under to this day.
  2. The material is presented in groove blocks based on motown hits by acts like the temptations, the jackson 5 and marvin gaye, to name a few.
  3. It was decided that Edwards' group would be called "The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards", the name that Edwards tours under to this day.

Groups

  1. Although there are three of these groups, this group featured the gracious Otis Williams, one of the original Temptations.
  2. The Temptations, with their tailored suits and detailed choreography, set the bar for male soul and R&B groups.

Guard

  1. I pray to You to protect and guard me from temptations and trials", for there is none who is not tempted and tried.

Jesus

  1. Jesus, having become fully human in all respects, suffered the pains and temptations of a mortal man, yet he did not sin.

History

  1. Information about one of the original Temptations, Dennis Edwards, his history and information on what he's doing now.

Beginning

  1. At the beginning of history, in his lovely garden, Adam spoke poetry, named the animals, and fought hard against the temptations of philosophy.

David

  1. His brother Jimmy Ruffin went on a Motortown Revue tour with the Temptations, and he told David that they needed someone to sing tenor in their group.

Doctor

  1. The doctor found a spot on Williams' liver, and demanded that the singer retire from The Temptations.

Enlightenment

  1. In order to focus on his enlightenment search, Buddha sat under a fig tree and after fighting many temptations he got his enlightenment.

World

  1. Perhaps the oldest and most prominent is the concept that the Church is the Ark (as in Noah's) in which the world is saved from the flood of temptations.

Hits

  1. Dennis Edwards' career with the Temptations began in 1966, and so did a long line of hits for the group.

First

  1. If it is published, it will be the 2nd autobiography regarding The Temptations (the first being Otis Williams book "Temptations").

Lineup

  1. Dennis Edwards left The Temptations for the third and final time in late 1989, with Ali-Ollie Woodson re-joining the lineup.

Hit Singles

  1. Over the course of their career, The Temptations have released four number-one pop hit singles and 14 number-one R&B hit singles.

Set Free

  1. Other kinds of pressures or temptations brought other Rajas into the fold of Islam.57 Criminals were set free if they became Muslims.

Song

  1. In the case of the Temptations, the flamboyant choreography he orchestrated for each song became as integral to the group's identity as its singers or songs.

Whitfield

  1. On one side and across three jams, Whitfield and the Temptations would give '70s-era funk musicians a broad palette from which to draw inspiration.

Cover

  1. The two singers joined forces on a cover of the Temptations "(You Gotta Walk And) Don't Look Back," a song Tosh had previously recorded with the Wailers.

Woodson

  1. Woodson remained with The Temptations until 1987, when he was replaced by a returning (for the second time) Dennis Edwards.

Berry Gordy

  1. Initially known as the Elgins, the quintet were renamed the Temptations by Berry Gordy when he signed them to Motown in 1961.

Good Spirits

  1. Those who pray with fervor and confidence find themselves to be stronger against the temptations of evil, and God sends them Good Spirits to assist them.

Richard Street

  1. Reginald Reed, former lead singers of The Drifters, was anxiously chosen by Nate Evans to replace Richard Street, 28 year veteran of The Temptations.
  2. Richard Street left The Temptations in 1992 after a twenty-year association with the group, with Theo Peoples taking his place.

Ruffin

  1. By 1989, Ruffin, Kendrick, and former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards were performing together on a regular basis.

Melvin Franklin

  1. His uncle was Melvin Franklin, the bass vocalist of The Temptations.
  2. The younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of the Temptations.

Eddie Kendricks

  1. Eddie Kendricks sang lead on that Smokey Robinson song, and for the next five years Ruffin and Kendricks would alternate lead vocals for the Temptations.
  2. It wasn't a huge hit but this cut from the Temptations in 1970 still had Eddie Kendricks as the lead singer.

Paul Williams

  1. In April 1971, Paul Williams quit The Temptations, after a doctor declared that he was unable to continue performing.
  2. Paul Williams (far right), with the Temptations in 1967.
  3. In April, Paul Williams quit the Temptations, after a medical declaration that he was unable to continue performing.

Otis Williams

  1. Otis Williams and the other Temptations decided to resort to enlisting an on-hand fill-in for Paul Williams.
  2. With Franklin's death on February 23, 1995 at the age of 53, Otis Williams is the last surviving original member of the Temptations quintet.

Member

  1. Melvin Franklin could do just that, show after show, and he was proud to be a member of The Temptations.
  2. As a member of the Temptations, Paul Williams was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
  3. Otis Williams, member of the Temptations His choreography is so unique, it´s just like a Rolls Royce among a whole lot of Yugos.

Evil

  1. Whoever prays with fervour and confidence grows stronger against evil temptations, and God sends the Good Spirits to assist them.
  2. Whoever prays with fervor and confidence grows stronger against evil temptations, and God sends the Good Spirits to assist them.
  3. Those who pray with fervour and confidence find themselves to be stronger against the temptations of evil, and God sends them Good Spirits to assist them.

Number

  1. Allen has also played bass with a number of other artists, including George Clinton, Lenny Williams, The Temptations, and Lighthouse for the Blind.

Primes

  1. Pg. 84–85. (the Primes had by this time combined with Otis Williams & the Distants and would soon sign to Motown as The Temptations).

Year

  1. The following year, Otis Williams published his autobiography, Temptations, co-written with Patricia Romanowski.

Vices

  1. Bangkok is a city of many vices and more than a few temptations.

Dennis Edwards

  1. Dennis Edwards (born February 3, 1943) is an American soul and R&B singer, most noted for being one of Motown act The Temptations ' lead singers.
  2. Following the ceremony, David and Eddie would get together with Dennis Edwards, who the Temptations had replaced with Ali "Ollie" Woodson.
  3. Then the first Grammy award, which was also the first for MOTOWN Records, was won by The Temptations with Dennis Edwards as lead singer.

Edwards

  1. During the 1990s, Edwards began touring under the name "Dennis Edwards & the Temptations", prompting a legal battle between himself and Otis Williams.

David Ruffin

  1. David Ruffin - musician, the Temptations, drug overdose.
  2. Kendricks rekindled his friendship with David Ruffin, who persuaded him to quit the Temptations and go solo.
  3. Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin, whose solo careers had by now run dry, agreed to re-join The Temptations for the Reunion album and tour.

James Brown

  1. I started singing when I was about seven, and all my influences were soul singers: Otis Redding, James Brown, the Four Tops, the Temptations.
  2. Members of the interracial band would perform choreographed renditions of hits by James Brown, the Temptations and the Four Tops.

Time

  1. In 2006, he joined The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards, although Woodson and Edwards were never groupmates at the same time in The Temptations.
  2. The sole remaining original lead singer of the Temptations, Dennis Edwards is a talented musician and is one of the gifted singers of our time.

Categories

  1. Supremes
  2. Motown
  3. Motown > Marvin Gaye
  4. Motown > Smokey Robinson
  5. Motown > Marvin Gaye > Diana Ross

Subcategories

David Ruffin
Eddie Kendricks
Melvin Franklin
Otis Williams
Richard Street

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