Who I Am album cover

Classic Soul Album Spotlight:  David Ruffin’s ‘Who I Am’

After David Ruffin left the Temptations to embark on a solo career, he scored a big hit in 1969 with “My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me).” He recorded several albums— including an excellent collaboration with his brother […]

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Soul Retrospective: The Temptations’ ‘Truly For You’

In the 1980s, The Temptations were one of the few R&B groups who could keep their act contemporary as well as hold on to


Remembering Jimmy Ruffin: A Session in Class

You learn as you get older. And life’s teachings can’t be ignored; you can’t sleep through lectures or skip classes. I didn’t understand the significance of

Jimmy Ruffin photo

In Memoriam: Jimmy Ruffin

One of the most underrated and prolific soul singers ever, Jimmy Ruffin, passed away on November 17, 2014. He was 78 years old. Ruffin was born


Soul Retrospective: David Ruffin’s ‘David’

David Ruffin is known as a singer's singer. As the lead singer of the 1964-1968 Temptations, he made a great group even better. Bespectacled, wiry

David Ruffin, Jr.

Q&A: David Ruffin Jr.

David Ruffin Jr. may bear the name of his legendary father, but he is in a class all his own. As a descendant of musical royalty, Ruffin

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