Did you know that there are 2 references to notable 60s groups on ‘These Eyes [Q U A A N I F I E D]’ ? Here’s the history of the first reference.
By 1963, “The Hitless Temptations”, as they were called by some at Motown’s office, had given many reason to call them so. They had been signed to label for almost two years and had yet to see any of the same success as many early Motown acts like Mary Wells. Not to mention, they had stood back and watched The Contours hit Number 3 on the charts with a song that had originally been written for them. To solve their problems on the charts, Berry Gordy brought in Smokey Robinson to produce the Temptations. The first song he did with the group was a Paul Williams-led “I Want A Love I Can See”. The song was a regional hit, yet still failed to chart nationwide. Despite this, the song was a financial success and also outsold the two songs from the group that had previously charted. Although David Ruffin is featured on the artwork, he actually did not sing on the song, as he had just replaced Elbridge Bryant. However, in the live audio here, Bryant is sharing lead vocals with Paul Williams.
If you listen to These Eyes, you will hear the line, “I want a love I can see”, and Temptations-inspired background vocals as a reference to the group and the influence they’ve had in my development as an artist. Their unique harmonies and legendary footwork are just a few of the things I’ve learned from along the way.
#8Daysofgreat, My memories and experiences that I have had in life. All of my relationships and all of my actions that have done some right and some wrong. I am grateful for all of them. You might giving yourself a hard time for things you did or didn’t do. Remember, through that you gained knowledge and growth. It doesn’t matter what you did, learn from it. I have had my fine share of helping people and hurting a lot of people. Like a lot. I hope they can forgive me for that. Tho I don’t regret for what happened. As I said, you learn from it and grow right? #Memories are there to remember. #Moonlight🌙
The strongest storm of the season is moving into the Bay Area. #january
В Кремниевой Долине зима с весенним приветом!
Сегодня погода дождливая и нам обещают к вечеру сильный шторм.
А пока, шлю вам свежее цветение магнолии, пока ее не сдуло и не побило.... #magnolia#california#bayarea