Montag, 25. Februar 2019

Monday's Long Song

Bildergebnis für the temptations

It is time for a monument of a song in this series. Temptation covered a song by Motowns's Undisputed Truth and made made a milestone of soul and funk with their version. Unusual for 1973 Norman Whitfield who also wrote and produced the original took Papa Was a Rolling Stone to re-record it with The Temptations. And indeed the song starts unusual with an extended intro until a plucked bass and hi-hats forms the musical theme. Later other instruments join the theme with blues and wah-wah guitar, electric piano, strings, trumpets and handclaps. This long version is a regular guest at my place.

The Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone

And as a bonus the original short version

4 Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

Great minds think alike. Rol featured Masterpiece over at his place this morning. This really was the golden period of The Temptations. Fantastic selection Walter.

drew hat gesagt…

great stuff

Rol hat gesagt…

Wow. We were obviously similarly inspired this morning, Walter.

Walter hat gesagt…

It depends on our taste, Rol