He claimed that girl and boy were street terms for heroin and cocaine. My girl, talking 'bout my girl No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy I've got so much, so much, so much honey That the bees envy me I guess you say What in the world will make me feel this way? In 1994, Otis Williams, the group's last surviving original member, was asked if one song spans out among The Temptations' 40 years of infectious harmonies. Previously, and had performed most of the group's lead vocals, and Ruffin had joined the group as a replacement for former Temptation. This part can be heard without vocals on the 2004 deluxe edition of the soundtrack from the 2002 documentary. The music video featured the British politician , at the time the. Smokey Robinson credits Berry Gordy with tutoring him in the craft of songwriting. And the second verse would have nothing to do with the bridge.
I would not be surprised, if it turned out to be much more superior to the film version; I, for one, find it unfortunately too often a case. She continued to kick all the way through the song. After all that, at something like four in the morning, the one they finally used was the third one. Back in Detroit, in late 1964, My Girl was recorded. Once I sat on a toilet seat at a truck stop and caught hemorrhoids. She was indeed Queen of Motown.
If I may venture a guess, I'd say that, e. My Girl is the Temptations' signature tune. I now you want us all to be stron. Vada Sultenfuss played by Anna Chlumsky is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Ska has developed subgenres such as and and has influenced several new Jamaican music genres most notably, and. Everytime I hear this I naturally think of her, and smile. However, took over the vocal duties before long, and sang the album version of the song.
The song was reissued in 1992 following the success of the reissued. This song was written in the Apollo Theater when The Temptations were playing as part of a package tour with The Miracles. The Heavy Heavy Hits , , , and. But in writing a song, I know that there are no new words. For the next six years, The Temptations continued to record chart climbers, but now the songs, mostly by Whitfield and Barrett Strong, were more political, reflecting the racial tensions of the late 1960s and early '70s. God knows, good family entertainment is hard to come by.
Even today, more than 50 years after its release, My Girl still stands out, ranking among the best songs of all time. She bounced from label to label and eventually retired briefly from music in 1974 to raise her family. He thought lyrics should be simple, clear communication, and he had a strong preference for love songs. I loved this song and Wells' voice. Robert White played what is likely one of the greatest and most recognizable guitar hooks in all of rock music. Nevertheless, her relationship contract with 20th Century Fox dissolved the following year.
I had no idea who He was until I had known him for over a year when in passing, he mentioned that He use to be in the music business. In an effort to avoid sharing any royalties with Spencer, Levy removed Spencer's name from the original writing credits. Yes, the guys still can sing up a storm, but the shoddy backing music really makes listeners realize how integral Motown's in-house musicians were with their patented Motown sound. Everything about you, your smiling face. In the Sirius Radio interview of Sept 09 2014 Smokey Robinson said the distinctive guitar riff was written by lead guitarist Robert White during the recording session. On stage, they wore clean-cut stylish outfits and they danced smooth and polished steps as precise as their harmonies. Archived from on December 10, 2007.
Around the time that Robinson was writing 'My Girl,' the Motown artists were touring the country doing the Motor Town review. The song has a very simple but effective arrangement, which was charted by Paul Riser. After listening to her, they improvised music to match her vocals. It was the first Temptations single to feature Ruffin on lead vocals Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams sang lead on previous Temptations singles , and it led to a greater role for Ruffin, as he became their primary lead singer. For the video, the stage was extended especially, in order to ensure that the band could perform comfortably. But if I knew your friend, I'd ask him to link Smokey Robinson and Ron White to major Drug Issues and references in songs? My Girl was a magnificent showcase for David Ruffin, who'd just been given the lead vocal spot previously occupied by Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member.
Berry Gordy tried to derail her subsequent career, but that failed because she had some other minor hits and some successful tours, until she decided to retire. Returning to Detroit, Robinson began recording at Motown's in-house studio with the label's session band, the Funk Brothers. Came out in 2003 and called Standing in the Shadow of Motown. On Friday mornings, Gordy would assemble his team for a listening session to decide which songs were worthy of release. Robinson and White wrote My Girl when the Miracles were performing at New York's Apollo Theater.
Tompall Glaser Greatest Hits 1974 Lonnie Mack Hills of Indiana 1971 Cymarron 1971. My girl my girl, my girl Talkin' 'bout my girl my girl. It's hard to pick a favorite Motown tune because there are so many of them. The group had included a medley of soul standards in the show, one of which, ' Under the Boardwalk, was a solo spot for Ruffin. Just loved loved loved that opening Bass and then lead guitar riff.
Finger snaps come in, then drums played by Benny Benjamin and strings provided by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Berry called me to his office because we had a thing in those days whereas if you got a number one record, then you got a thousand-dollar bonus as the producer of that record. It was heavily played by Alan Freed, and listener requests made the song No. In a west end town, a dead end world The east end boys and west end girls In a west end town, a dead end world The east end boys and west end girls West end girls West end girls how much do you need? This one used big, expressive gestures that became widely associated with the song - it was not uncommon to see people doing the moves while listening to it. Even though its an older song it still fits in everyday like of younger kids. Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly Jamie Lee Curtis , and life will never be the same again.