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David Ruffin - The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1


Download links and information about David Ruffin - The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1 by David Ruffin. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Disco, Funk genres. It contains 42 tracks with total duration of 02:20:52 minutes.

Artist: David Ruffin
Release date: 2004
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Disco, Funk
Tracks: 42
Duration: 02:20:52
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No. Title Length
1. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) [Stereo] 3:28
2. Pieces of a Man 2:46
3. Somebody Stole My Dream 3:04
4. I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved (Single Version - Mono) 2:55
5. Everlasting Love 2:58
6. I've Got to Find Myself a Brand New Baby 2:53
7. The Double Cross (Stereo) 3:03
8. Message from Maria 4:27
9. World of Darkness 4:22
10. We'll Have a Good Thing Going On 2:33
11. My Love Is Growing Stronger 2:40
12. Flower Child 2:40
13. Loving You (Is Hurting Me) 2:54
14. Put a Little Love In Your Heart 2:44
15. I'm So Glad I Fell for You 4:21
16. Feeling Alright 3:21
17. I Could Never Be President 2:32
18. I Pray Everyday You Won't Regret Loving Me 3:06
19. What You Gave Me 2:50
20. One More Hurt 3:18
21. I Let Love Slip Away 2:38
22. I Don't Know Why I Love You 3:09
23. The Forgotten Man 2:40
24. The Letter 3:12
25. Rovin' Kind 3:07
26. Common Man 3:08
27. I'm Just a Mortal Man 2:46
28. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right 4:28
29. There Will Always Be Another Song to Sing 2:48
30. I Miss You, Pt. 1 3:48
31. Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can) 5:48
32. A Little More Trust (Single Version) 3:04
33. Go On With Your Bad Self 2:29
34. A Day In the Life of a Working Man 2:32
35. I Saw You When You Met Her 6:47
36. Take Me Clear from Here 3:30
37. Smiling Faces Sometimes 5:30
38. Me and Rock 'n' Roll (Are Here to Stay) 3:04
39. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) 3:33
40. No Matter Where 3:33
41. City Stars 3:12
42. I Just Want to Celebrate 3:11



Though Motown head Berry Gordy did his best to present the Temptations as highly polished purveyors of universally palatable uptown soul, the untutored vocal tenacity of David Ruffin always injected just the right amount of edginess into their silken harmonies. Ruffin, with his rough Mississippi bred baritone and irrepressibly raw throated delivery, was always something of a black sheep amongst the impeccably coiffed Temptations. When he left the them for a solo career in late 1968, he was quick to break free from Gordy’s influence, indulging his penchant for smoldering deep southern soul ballads and raw dance floor fillers. The four David Ruffin solo albums compiled here rank amongst his very best work, and contain a sense of urgency and adventurousness often missing from his work with the Temptations. On the breathtakingly woe-begotten “Double Cross” from 1969’s My Whole World Ended Ruffin strains his vocals past the breaking point while delivering a tale of lost love, while 1973’s indignant “Common Man” finds him following label mates Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye into the realm of pointed social commentary. The albums collected here have been out of print for years; by bringing them back into print the impeccably compiled Essential Motown Albums does Motown fans the world over an incalculable service.