Saturday, April 05, 2008

More Basso Profundo!

The Temptations - I Truly, Truly Believe

I guess this week is just a week of thematic posts, because I'm following yesterday's "Basso Profundo" post with another post featuring a bass lead. (I suppose I should pick a Jimmy Jones gospel number tomorrow, to round out the whole week!) The late Melvin Franklin was the one constant of the Temptations, whose personnel changed quite often from the late '60s through the '90s. Melvin's bass added a lot to the Temptations' sound, and interjections on songs like "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "I Can't Get Next to You" and others helped make those songs classics. Today's selection was the B-side of "I Wish It Would Rain" and it found Franklin leading the group quite effectively.

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