TEMPTATIONS' SESSION DATES

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Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.106.176) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 05:42 pm:

Recorded at Hitsville USA, Detroit unless otherwise noted

CHECK YOURSELF
October 28, 1961
Produced by Berry Gordy

DREAM COME TRUE
January 16, 1962
Produced by Berry Gordy

SLOW DOWN HEART
June 8, 1962
Produced by Smokey Robinson

I'LL LOVE YOU 'TIL I DIE (as The Pirates)
August 16, 1962
Produced by Clarence Paul

PARADISE
August 30, 1962
Produced by Berry Gordy

MIND OVER MATTER (as The Pirates)
September 24, 1962
Produced by Clarence Paul

I COULDN'T CRY IF I WANTED TO
November 2, 1962
Produced by Norman Whitfield

THE FURTHER YOU LOOK, THE LESS YOU SEE
January 4, 1963
Produced by Norman Whitfield

I WANT A LOVE I CAN SEE
January 30 and February 1, 1963
Produced by Smokey Robinson

(TALKING 'BOUT) NOBODY BUT MY BABY
February 22, 1963
Produced by Norman Whitfield

FAREWELL MY LOVE
May 25, 1963
Produced by Berry Gordy

BABY, BABY, I NEED YOU
September 13 and October 3, 1963
Produced by Smokey Robinson

A TEAR FROM A WOMAN'S EYES
January 6, 1964
Produced by Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier

THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO
January 9, 1964
Produced by Smokey Robinson

YOU'LL LOSE A PRECIOUS LOVE
March 2, 1964
Produced by Smokey Robinson

I'LL BE IN TROUBLE
March 2 & 25, 1964
Produced by Smokey Robinson

THE GIRL'S ALRIGHT WITH ME
March 10, 1964
Produced by Norman Whitfield

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP
April 13, 1964 and May 11, 1966
Produced by Norman Whitfield

GIRL (WHY YOU WANNA MAKE ME BLUE)
May 27 and July 6, 1964
Produced by Norman Whitfield

YOU'VE GOT TO EARN IT
June 12, 1964
Produced by Smokey Robinson

TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT MY BABY
August 14, 1964 and November 18, 1965
Produced by Norman Whitfield

MY GIRL
September 25 and November 10 & 17, 1964
Produced by Smokey Robinson & Ronnie White
Arranged by Paul Riser

IT'S GROWING
December 16, 1964 and January 12, 14, 15, February 9 & 24 and March 6, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

WHO YOU GONNA RUN TO
January 12 & 14, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

SINCE I LOST MY BABY
DON'T LOOK BACK
May 5, 10 & 12, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

MY BABY
August 4 & 11, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

FADING AWAY
August 4, 7, 8 & 11, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

GET READY
December 9, 15 & 29, 1965
Produced by Smokey Robinson

AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
January 4 & 11, 1966
Produced by Norman Whitfield

DON'T SEND ME AWAY
March 30, May 10 and June 3 & 11, 1966
Produced by Smokey Robinson

JUST ONE LAST LOOK
July 11, 13 & 19, 1966
Produced by Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier

NO MORE WATER IN THE WELL
July 22 and September 16, 1966
Produced by Smokey Robinson

(I KNOW) I'M LOSING YOU
September 12 & 16, 1966
Produced by Norman Whitfield

YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING
December 6, 1966 and February 9 & 15, 1967
Produced by Norman Whitfield

(LONELINESS MADE ME REALIZE) IT'S YOU THAT I NEED
January 9 & 21, 1967
Produced by Norman Whitfield

I COULD NEVER LOVE ANOTHER (AFTER LOVING YOU)
February 6, 8 & 19, April 22 and November 8, 1967
Produced by Norman Whitfield

ALL I NEED
February 7, 14 & 15, 1967
Produced by Frank Wilson

SORRY IS A SORRY WORD
February 10 & 14, 1967
Produced by Ivy Jo Hunter

OL' MAN RIVER
April 7 & 25 and October 4 & 7, 1967 - Bell Sound Studios, NYC
Produced by Frank Wilson & Jeffrey Bowen
Arranged by H.B. Barnum

HELLO YOUNG LOVERS
April 11, 25 & 26, 1967 - Bell Sound Studios, NYC
Produced by Frank Wilson & Jeffrey Bowen
Arranged by Oliver Nelson

I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
April 22 and August 31, 1967
Produced by Norman Whitfield

WHY DID SHE HAVE TO LEAVE ME (WHY DID SHE HAVE TO GO)
July 7, 1967 and October 2, 1968
Produced by Norman Whitfield

PLEASE RETURN YOUR LOVE TO ME
October 17, 1967 and February 18 & 23, 1968
Produced by Norman Whitfield

I TRULY, TRULY BELIEVE
November 24 and December 14, 1967
Produced by Hank Cosby

HOW CAN I FORGET
June 29, 1968
Produced by Norman Whitfield

CLOUD NINE
October 1, 1968
Produced by Norman Whitfield

RUNAWAY CHILD, RUNNING WILD
October 31 and December 16, 1968
Produced by Norman Whitfield

MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN
October 31, 1968 and May 13, 1969
Produced by Norman Whitfield

DON'T LET THE JONESES GET YOU DOWN
January 22, February 26, March 12 and April 23, 1969
Produced by Norman Whitfield

I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU
June 23, 24, 27 & 30 and July 2 & 3, 1969
Produced by Norman Whitfield

PSYCHEDELIC SHACK
November 21 and December 2, 1969
Produced by Norman Whitfield

WAR
January 3 & 7, 1970
Produced by Norman Whitield

HUM ALONG AND DANCE
January 3, 30 & 31 and February 2, 1970
Produced by Norman Whitfield

BALL OF CONFUSION (THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD IS TODAY)
April 12 & 14, 1970
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

UNGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (UNITE THE WORLD)
August 12 & 14, 1970
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by David Van dePitte

JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME)
November 24 and December 3, 1970
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Jerry Long

IT'S SUMMER (Version 2)
May 18, 19, 20 & 24, 1971
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

SUPERSTAR (REMEMBER HOW YOU GOT WHERE YOU ARE)
September 11, 15, 18 & 21, 1971
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

TAKE A LOOK AROUND
November 12 & 16, 1971 and January 4, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Tom Baird

MOTHER NATURE
March 23 and April 21 & 25, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE
May 15 and June 14, 22 & 28, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

I AIN'T GOT NOTHIN'
May 23 and June 15, 16, 17 & 28, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

LAW OF THE LAND
September 19, November 17 and December 12, 14, 15, 19 & 22, 1972
and January 16, 1973
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

MASTERPIECE
September 22 and December 12, 16, 19 & 22 and January 9, 1973
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

PLASTIC MAN
November 6, 7, 8 & 17, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

HEY GIRL (I LIKE YOUR STYLE)
December 12, 14, 15, 19 & 28, 1972
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Arranged by Paul Riser

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 06:04 pm:

Dvd Mike:
Was the entire Temptations In A Mellow Mood session cut in NYC at Bell Sound? Also do you have the dates of "Oh Mother Of Mine" and "Romance Without Finance" - tunes they had cut as the Pirates with Andre Williams producing?
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Scratcher (65.132.77.143) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 06:22 pm:

Oh Mother of Mine and Romance Without Finance were cut as the Temptations on Miracles Records. Mind Over Matter and I'll Love You Til I Die were cut as the Pirates (the Temptations) on the Melody label.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 07:23 pm:

I wonder if the vocals to 'Ol Man River weren't recorded in Detroit. I could swear I was sitting in that session one night and Russ was the engineer.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (64.63.221.166) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 08:07 pm:

Well lucky you!!! Its your brother I wish I could have been sitting in that session Ralph Im jealous.
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.97.217) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 08:35 pm:

Kev, I only have the info on those two songs from the "In A Mellow Mood" LP. "Oh, Mother Of Mine" and "Romance Without Finance" were recorded in the spring of 1961, don't know the exact dates, though. The sessions were produced by Andre Williams & Mickey Stevenson. As far as I know, the whole LP was cut as Bell Sound. Harry Weinger would have more info than I would, he has access to the session tapes and notes. Also, let's talk about what you mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago.

Ralph, it's possible that the vocals might have been cut at Hitsville. Like I said before, if anyone has better info than I, I welcome the corrections. I'd rather be happy than right.

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.118) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 09:11 am:

HEY MIKE,IT'S VERY INTERESTING ABOUT..TEAR FROM A WOMAN'S EYES BECAUSE FROM THE SOUND OF IT YOU WOULD THINK IT WAS RECORDED IN 66,ALSO MOST OF THE EARLY WORK WAS DONE IN ONE DAY BUT SOME OF THE LATER SONGS TOOK SEVERAL DAYS OR WEEKS,DID IT TAKE THAT LONG TO LAY DOWN THE VOCALS OR THE WHOLE SONG?THANKS.

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (12.110.192.128) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 10:19 am:

I might have a minute to look up a few more dates.

And attribution for the information posted would be nice!

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.140.110) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 05:48 pm:

I got the info from the booklet that came with the Temptations' "Emperors Of Soul" box set.


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