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  David Ruffin - Music Downloads - Online
Unfortunately, ever-mounting internal pressures within the group, coupled with Ruffin's swelling ego, led to his dismissal from the group in late 1968.
After leaving Motown in 1977, Ruffin recorded for Warner Brothers and later for RCA accompanied by Eddie Kendricks.
Unfortunately, Ruffin's career, marred by years of substance abuse and artistic indifference, culminated in his death from a drug overdose in 1991.
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 David Ruffin Page
He was the younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of The Temptations.
David was the son of a minister, and commenced his singing career with the gospel group the Dixie Nightingales.
David recorded with Ian Levine's Motor City label in 1990, a stint including 'Hurt The One You Love' and toured with Eddie Kendricks and Dennis Edwards as 'Tribute To The Temptation's on a package tour in 1991.
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  David Ruffin Photos - David Ruffin News - David Ruffin Information
David Ruffin was born on Jan. 18, 1941 in Whyknot, Miss.
David was in a gospel group as a boy "The Dixie Hummingbirds", and moved to Detroit to further his singing career.
David: At the beginning of the first couple of shows by myself, I'd be singing and then make a move as if to go into the background, but there wasn't any background.
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  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : David Ruffin
David Ruffin (Davis Eli Ruffin) (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer most famous for his work as lead singer of The Temptations from 1964 to 1968.
In January 1964 David Ruffin became a member of the Motown singing group, the Temptations, after founding member Elbridge "Al" Bryant was fired from the group.
Ruffin was portrayed by actor Leon Robinson in the 1998 television miniseries The Temptations.
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 David Ruffin Information
Both Ruffins were eventually signed to the local Anna label as solo artists; the label was absorbed by Motown Records in 1961.
Ruffin was a distant cousin of Temptation Melvin Franklin.
Ruffin sang backgrounds on the Temptations' records until November 1964, when songwriter/producer Smokey Robinson wrote a single especially for Ruffin to sing lead on.
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 DAVID RUFFIN
Ruffin and Kendricks performed with Hall and Oates at the renovated Apollo Theatre in Harlem, then at the Live Aid concert for African famine victims and on the anti-apartheid record Sun City.
David Ruffin was born in Whynot, Mississippi, on January 18, 1941.
By 1968, Ruffin unsuccessfully attempted to push the group for the name "David Ruffin and the Temptations"; he even rode in a limousine which some critics reported as being mink-lined.
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 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of David Ruffin CD
david shows why he was a mississippi masterpiece.his voice is one of a kind.his ego was big but so was his talent.
David Ruffin was the voice behind The Temptations along with Mr.
David's songs are upbeat and at times very mellow, and personal at times as shown on the song "Statue of a fool".
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 David Ruffin
David Ruffin of The Temptations Born January 18, 1941, in Meridian, MS; died of a drug overdose, June 1, 1991, in Philadelphia, PA; son of a Baptist preacher.
Ruffin used a trick he would often perform: he threw the microphone into the air, caught it, and fell down into full splits.
Ruffin and Kendricks continued to work on material for Hall & Oates' Empire label, and in 1988 RCA released an album entitled Ruffin and Kendrick--Kendrick had dropped the s from his name.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Best of David Ruffin: Millennium Colleciton - David Ruffin at Epinions.com
David Ruffin sang a lot of great songs and a number of hits, but he did so as the lead singer of a group known as The Temptations.
Ruffin's only solo sort-of-a-hit was just after his acrimonious break with the Temptations was My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me from his first album (1969), that has a lot of orchestral bells and whistles (not literally--flutes or piccolos rather than whistles) and sounds like a mediocre Temptations recording.
I would like Ruffin's cover of the country (Jack Greene) hit Statue of a Fool (1976, also produced by Van McCoy), which does not sound country at all in his rendition, even more, but his tendency to be on the down side of the pitch slid to being unmistakably flat (in key) here.
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 David Ruffin Biography at SoulTracks
Certainly one of the greatest Soul singers of all time, David Ruffin was an enigmatic man whose own internal struggles and contradictions led to a tumultuous career, both as the lead singer of the Temptations and subsequently as a solo singer.
Ruffin was devastated by his dismissal, as the anchor that the group provided for him was gone, and he began a personal roller coaster of financial trouble and drug addiction that would continue until his death.
Ruffin, Kendrick and Ruffin’s Temptations successor, Dennis Edwards, began touring as a sort of parallel universe Temptations, and were successful in attracting audiences around the country.
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 David Ruffin - Search Results - MSN Encarta
David Ruffin - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ruffin, David (1941–1991), American singer, member of the vocal group the Temptations from 1962 to 1968.
Ruff, common name for a sandpiper, named for the large upright ruff and ear tufts that the male grows during the breeding season.
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 Jimmy Ruffin, Mississippi Musician from Mississippi
Jimmy Ruffin is the older brother of David Ruffin.
David Ruffin later died from a drug overdose, but Jimmy Ruffin continues to sing.
David Ruffin died of a drug overdose, people a very valuable lesson- all the money in the universe means nothing without having someone to share it with.
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 Motown Memories
the funk brothers • david nathan (motown journalist) • david ruffin
martha reeves • marv johnson • mary wilson • david ruffin, dennis edwards and eddie kendricks
chuck jackson - david ruffin - diana ross and the supremes
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 Classic Soul - Temptin Temptations, David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks, Geena Ruffin, Temps, Otis Williams, Dennis ...
The book, "A Memoir: David Ruffin--My Temptation", authored by his former ("common-law") wife, Genna Sapia-Ruffin, weaves a riveting, heart-wrenching story of her life with the world-famous Temptations lead singer.
Audio Interview: David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks and Temptations Music - 45 min David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks Audio Interview (1991): featuring Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin giving us the history of the Temptations, their perspectives on the music industry and more.
The point of the album's title, says Williams, is mostly to show that ``the Temps,'' even without original members Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin, will continue to put out quality music.
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 Interview with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks - The Ultimate Soul And Funk Music Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
David explains that their initial hook-up with Hall and Oates was by no means their first contact with the guys.
David and Eddie spent almost a year on the road with that situation but then, touring has been a constant factor for both men since their early days with The Temps.
The truth is, whether you relate to David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick as great singers or great entertainers, they have been providing some serious vocal magic for over two decades now and they obviously have no plans to change that.
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 David Ruffin, Mississippi musician
Ruffin and Kendricks performed with Hall and Oates at the renovated Apollo Theatre in Harlem, then at the Live Aid concert for African famine victims and on the anti-apartheid record Sun City.
David Ruffin was born in Whynot, Mississippi, on January 18, 1941.
By 1968, Ruffin unsuccessfully attempted to push the group for the name "David Ruffin and the Temptations"; he even rode in a limousine which some critics reported as being mink-lined.
shs.ee.msstate.edu /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/Ruffin.html   (1306 words)

  
 David Ruffin : Gentleman Ruffin - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
As the lead singer of the Temptations, Ruffin was one of the most urbane and charismatic singers around.
A 1970 set with his brother Jimmy Ruffin and a trio of albums with producer Van McCoy in the late 70's were the only respite from a steep artistic decline.
Gentleman Ruffin is Ruffin's last album as a solo act.
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 David Ruffin
David would began singing at a very young age, touring with The Ruffin Family and The Spiritual Trying Four with his father, his sister Rita Mae and older brothers Jimmy and Quincy.
David left home at 13 following his father’s footsteps to practice the ministry, but was sidetracked, singing in Memphis talent shows where he met a young Elvis Presley and then-gospel singer, Little Richard.
Billy Davis recalls, "David was like a shy kid, willing to do whatever you asked him to, He could really sing, he always had that ability, and he could also dance very well." Around the same time, he would meet and work with Berry Gordy and would work for Berry's father in his construction business.
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 VH1.com : David Ruffin : The Temptations' David Ruffin - Urge Music Downloads
Though not a part of the original lineup, baritone vocalist David Ruffin was a catalyst for the success of Motown supergroup the Temptations.
Ruffin then moved to Detroit, where he found himself in Motown Records' circle, through his friendship with Gwen Gordy, sister of the fledgling label's founder, Berry Gordy Jr.
Ruffin also toured in the late '80s with Kendricks and his own replacement in the Temptations, Dennis Edwards.
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 David Ruffin: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
David Ruffin: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more
The older brother of the Temptations'; lead singer David Ruffin, Jimmy enjoyed several huge hits himself in the mid-'60s for Berry Gordy's Soul label.
Ruffin first signed with another Motown subsidiary, the short-lived Miracle, in 1961, but it was his convincing vocal on "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" that made him a star in 1966.
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 David Ruffin - Classic Motown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, David Ruffin was the son of a minister, and began his singing career with the gospel group the Dixie Nightingales.
In 1963, Ruffin replaced Eldridge Bryant as tenor vocalist in the Temptations.
Adopting the role of frontman, Ruffin was soon singled out by the media as the key member of the group.
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 David Ruffin News
News about David Ruffin continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
One of the greatest lead singers the Motown stable ever had, David Ruffin became one of the artistic cornerstones of the Temptations after his lead vocal on "My Girl" paved the way for such majestic follow-ups...
The older brother of the Temptations' lead singer David Ruffin, Jimmy enjoyed several huge hits himself in the mid-'60s for Berry Gordy's Soul label.
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 African American Registry: David Ruffin had a distinctive voice!
*David Ruffin was born on this date in 1941.
Ruffin began his professional career with producers Harvey Fuqua and Berry Gordy at Anna Records.
Unfortunately, Ruffin's career, marred by years of substance abuse and artistic indifference, ended in his death from a drug overdose on Jun 1, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/2064/David_Ruffin_had_a_distinctive_voice   (213 words)

  
 Soul Shower: David Ruffin
Ruffin's musical career started in the 50s when he sang and drummed for a group called the Voice Masters.
The original goal for Ruffin was to get a solo contract with Motown (like his brother Jimmy) but instead he ended up with the Temps (along with his cousin, and original Temptation, Melvin Franklin).
Ruffin's first solo album was propelled by its title track "My Whole World Ended." He had another hit on that album entitled "I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved"--an amazing track that is terribly depressing when you really listen to it.
soulshower.blogspot.com /2005/07/david-ruffin.html   (1063 words)

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