May I Tempt You?

Okay, we just spent four days listening to a wide variety of female singers, but today, it’s time to focus on one of the best-selling male groups of the 60s and 70s, and I am not talking about the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys or Chicago.

I’m talking about The Temptations – the quintessential Motown vocal group which placed thirty-seven singles on the Billboard Top 40, with four of them reaching #1.
On the R&B singles chart, the group scored a record seventy-one Top 40 singles, with fourteen of those reaching #1.
The seven songs included in this medley only scratches the surface of their musical output.

While you’re listening, pay attention to the legendary bass guitar work of James Jamerson, a member of Motown’s Funk Brothers house band. In my opinion, he was one of the greatest bass players ever born.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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The Temptations Medley

Comments (25)

  1. Don Doyle

    Wow, talk about consistency! It seems like these guys could not miss. It is amazing that even with personal changes they still cranked out the hits. They even tackled serious issues and made them entertaining. With that being said, when I think of the Temptations, I think of happy songs. Thanks Ray for putting together a nice, fun filled package for all of us to kick off the weekend. As always, you Rock my Brother.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      The Temptations have always been one of my favorites and I’m so glad you enjoyed the medley.
      ROCK ON, MY BROTHER!

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  2. Susan Hennessey

    Just loved this

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Susan πŸ™‚
      I am so happy the medley pleased you. πŸ₯°

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  3. Marty

    One of the three 8 track tapes I owned in β€˜68 was the Temptations. Great way to start the day and evoke so many good memories. Hit the mark as usual Ray!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Marty. I appreciate your (always) kind words. πŸ™‚

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  4. Rosa-Lee Gould?Lee

    Thumbs up for a great medley. It didn’t take much tempting to get me to listen but the last song I change to “my guy” when I’m with Ted. I was good, no singing out loud today. Also, great job with your tribute to the ladies this week. Ted & I are getting really used to listening to “music from Ray” in the mornings. Thank you. Well done as always πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Lee.
      Ted is a very lucky man and I’m sure he knows it! πŸ₯°

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  5. Sandy Gaither

    Love love love the Temptations! So you can only imagine there was a lot of toe tapping, and a lot of shoulder maneuvering. I did do some singing, especially with that last number, My Girl!! This was a joy and a wonderful way to end the week. Thank you Ray for putting this together, so very appreciated. Have a super rocking weekend Ray!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Ms Toe Tapper! πŸ₯°
      You radiate joy and I love that!

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  6. Fred

    Ray the way you do the things you do makes me think you are tempting us to get up and dance!! You are outa sight!! So now I’m getting ready for the weekend!! So I guess I’ll say you made feel I’m ready for the weekend!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred Temptation!
      You nailed it again, mt friend. That’s what makes you … My Guy!
      ROCK ON, BRO!

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    2. Pat Conant

      Right on, Fred!!

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  7. Hawthorne Mary Helen

    Loved being tempted!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Ain’t too proud to beg…

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  8. Victoria PierceMulliss

    I absolutely love this much up, thank you so much for all the work that you put into doing them for our listening pleasure..

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      I absolutely love you taking the time to write. πŸ™‚

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  9. Jane Abbott Sweatt

    Great listening once again. Thanks

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Jane. Always glad when you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

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  10. Peter

    Another fabulous March down memory lane, Ray! Amazing I can remember songs like this from yesteryear and can’t remember what I listened to yesterday! Thanks so much for the journey!!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Peter, I am so glad you enjoyed it all!

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  11. Pat Conant

    Listened to all the “girl” medleys the last couple days. Loved them all and the Temptations were the frosting on the cake! Thanks, Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat. Hope all is well πŸ₯°

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      1. Pat Conant

        Been kinda stressed out lately. Brother has been sick and of course he can’t get in for tests for weeks, so has to suffer. Listening to your medleys always makes me feel a little better.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          Pat, I am so sorry. He will be in my prayers. πŸ₯°

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