101 relations: Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Arrangement, Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today), Barrett Strong, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, Berry Gordy, Car Wash (film), Car Wash (song), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cloud Nine (The Temptations song), Cue sports, David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Detroit, Diabetes mellitus, Disco, Edwin Starr, Film, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Frank Wilson (musician), Friendship Train, Funk, Funkadelic, Get Ready (The Temptations song), Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue), Gladys Knight & the Pips, Grammy Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Harlem, He Was Really Sayin' Somethin', Hitsville U.S.A., I Can't Get Next to You, I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You), I Heard It Through the Grapevine, I Wanna Get Next to You, I Wish It Would Rain, I'm Going Down (Rose Royce song), Internal Revenue Service, It Should Have Been Me (Norman Whitfield song), Junior Walker, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me), Keyboard instrument, Kim Weston, Kraftwerk, Law of the Land (song), Let Your Hair Down (The Temptations song), Los Angeles, ..., Los Angeles County, California, Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Marvin Gaye, Masterpiece (The Temptations song), MCA Records, Money (That's What I Want), Motown, Northwestern High School (Michigan), Ooh Boy, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Paul Riser, Piano, Pop music, Pride and Joy (Marvin Gaye song), Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic Shack, Psychedelic soul, Rare Earth (band), Record producer, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll, Rose Royce, Runaway Child, Running Wild, Sly and the Family Stone, Smiling Faces Sometimes, Smokey Robinson, Songwriter, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Soul music, Sound effect, Stargard (band), Tambourine, Tax evasion, The End of Our Road, The Last Dragon, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, The Undisputed Truth, The Velvelettes, Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Too Many Fish in the Sea, United States dollar, War (The Temptations song), Which Way Is Up?, Whitfield Records, Willie Hutch, Wishing on a Star, You + Me = Love, You're My Everything (The Temptations song), Yvonne Fair, (I Know) I'm Losing You. Expand index (51 more) » « Shrink index
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" is a 1966 song and hit single by the Temptations for Motown Records' Gordy label, produced by Norman Whitfield and written by Whitfield and Edward Holland, Jr. The song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Pop Chart, and was a number-one hit on the Billboard R&B charts for eight non-consecutive weeks. The song's success, in the wake of the relative underperformance of the previous Temptations single, "Get Ready", resulted in Norman Whitfield replacing Smokey Robinson, producer of "Get Ready", as The Temptations' main producer. In 2004 it finished #94 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll thanks to its inclusion in The Big Chill soundtrack.
In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.
"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" is a 1970 hit single for The Temptations.
Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter.
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" is a 1964 song, that became a 1966 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label.
Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer.
Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures.
"Car Wash" is a hit song by American R&B band Rose Royce.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a non-profit, tertiary 958-bed hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
"Cloud Nine" is a 1968 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Motown label.
Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as.
David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an 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.
Dennis Edwards Jr. (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer who was best known as the frontman in The Temptations, on Motown Records.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills is one of the six Forest Lawn cemeteries in Southern California.
Frank Edward Wilson (December 5, 1940 – September 27, 2012) was an American songwriter, singer and record producer for Motown Records.
The 1947 U.S.-to-Europe or American Friendship Train collected foodstuffs from American donors for transport to the people of France and Italy.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s.
"Get Ready" is a Motown song written by Smokey Robinson, which resulted in two hit records for the label: a U.S. No.
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" is a 1964 hit single by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label.
Gladys Knight & the Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for three decades.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded between 1970 and 2011.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1969.
The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media is an honor presented to a composer or composers for an original score created for a film, TV show or series, video games or other visual media at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
"He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' is a soul song written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Edward Holland, Jr. in 1964.
"Hitsville U.S.A." is the nickname given to Motown's first headquarters.
"I Can't Get Next to You" is a 1969 number-one single recorded by The Temptations and written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Gordy (Motown) label.
"I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" is a single recorded by The Temptations and released on Motown Records' Gordy label during the spring of 1968 (see 1968 in music).
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966.
"I Wanna Get Next to You" is a 1976 soul single written, composed and produced by American songwriter and producer Norman Whitfield, and most famously sung by American R&B band Rose Royce.
"I Wish It Would Rain" is a 1967 song recorded by the Temptations for the Motown label (under the "Gordy" imprint) and produced by Norman Whitfield.
"I'm Going Down" is a song written and produced by Norman Whitfield, and performed by Rose Royce.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government.
"It Should Have Been Me" is a 1963 song written by William "Mickey" Stevenson and Norman Whitfield for Kim Weston.
Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. (June 14, 1931 – November 23, 1995), known by the stage name Junior Walker, styled as Jr.
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" is a song by American soul group The Temptations.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Kim Weston (born December 20, 1939) is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
"Law of the Land" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield for the Motown label.
"Let Your Hair Down" is a 1973 single by American vocal group The Temptations.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.
"Love Don't Live Here Anymore" is a song written by Miles Gregory and originally recorded by Rose Royce.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Masterpiece" is a 1973 soul single by American vocal group The Temptations.
MCA Records was an American record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group), which the label was part of until its dissolution in 2003.
"Money (That's What I Want)" is a song written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford that became the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise.
Motown is an American record company.
Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern is a public high school in Detroit, Michigan; it replaced the previous Northwestern High School and is a part of Detroit Public Schools.
Ooh Boy (sometimes known as "Ooh Boy (I Love You So)") is a song written by Norman Whitfield and originally recorded by Rose Royce for their second album, Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, and was the third single released from that album.
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is a psychedelic soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971.
Paul Riser (born September 11, 1943) is an American trombonist and Motown musical arranger who was responsible for co-writing and arranging dozens of top ten hit records.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
"Pride and Joy" is a 1963 single by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla label.
Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.
Psychedelic Shack is the twelfth studio album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1970, which represents the Temptations' full-blown submergence into psychedelia.
Psychedelic soul, sometimes called black rock, is a music genre that emerged in the late 1960s which saw soul musicians embrace elements of psychedelic rock, including its production techniques, instrumentation, effects units (wah-wah, phaser, etc.) and drug influences.
Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (named after the band), which prospered from 1970–1972.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group.
"Runaway Child, Running Wild" (shown as "Run Away Child, Running Wild" on the label of the original single) is a 1969 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, performed by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield.
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.
"Smiling Faces Sometimes" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publisher/songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents and maintains the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
A sound effect (or audio effect) is an artificially created or enhanced sound, or sound process used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.
Stargard was an American all female R&B, funk & Soul band.
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, and trusts.
"The End of Our Road" is a single written by Roger Penzabene, Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1967.
The Last Dragon (sometimes listed as Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon) is a 1985 martial arts film produced by Rupert Hitzig for Berry Gordy and directed by Michael Schultz.
The Marvelettes was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s.
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques.
The Velvelettes were an American singing girl group, signed to Motown in the 1960s.
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" is a Motown song written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, and Janie Bradford.
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" is a 1964 hit song recorded by Motown singing group The Marvelettes.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
"War" is a counterculture-era soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969.
Which Way is Up? is a 1977 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor and directed by Michael Schultz.
Whitfield Records was a record label, founded in 1975 by former Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield and active until 1982.
William McKinley Hutchison (December 6, 1944 – September 19, 2005), better known as Willie Hutch, was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s.
"Wishing on a Star" is a 1978 hit single by Rose Royce for Whitfield Records.
"You + Me.
"You're My Everything" is a 1967 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label.
Yvonne Fair (October 21, 1942 – March 6, 1994) was an American singer, best known for her 1975 recording of "It Should Have Been Me".
"(I Know) I'm Losing You" is a 1966 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label and produced by Norman Whitfield.