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DAVID RUFFIN: David Ruffin/Me ‘N Rock ‘N Roll Are Here to Stay  CD
  • David Ruffin Is Acknowledged as One of the Greatest Singers on the Talent-Laden Motown Roster 

  • After Ruffin Left the Temptations, He Recorded a Series of Solo Albums for Motown That Rank Among the Best Solo Albums of Their Era 

  • These Two Twofers Present His First Four Solo Albums, Each a Masterpiece In Its Own Right 

  • My Whole World Ended Went to #1 on the R&B Album Chart and Its Title Track Went to #2; Feelin' Good Was Also a Top Ten R&B Album 

  •  David Ruffin and Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here to Stay Have Previously Appeared on CD Only As Part of a Long Out of Print, Limited Edition Box Set 

The incandescent talent of David Ruffin was too big for even the Temptations to hold. As Smokey Robinson observed, “The only way David could survive at Motown was as a solo artist.” And so Ruffin left the Temptations in 1969 to strike out on his own with a series of releases that further established him as one of Motown’s great voices. These two records, released in 1973 and 1974, respectively, did not spawn any hit singles but instead reflected Ruffin’s growth as an artist away from the Motown formula and towards a life spent in the fast lane. David Ruffin, produced by Bobby Miller, whose writing credit appears on eight out of the 10 tracks, is a psychedelic soul masterpiece, and features the definitive version of Gamble and Huff’s “I Miss You (Part 1).” Me ‘N Rock ‘N Roll Are Here to Stay, meanwhile, marked the fiery collision of Ruffin with the brilliant producer Norman Whitfield, with the creative sparks to prove it. Both records appear here on CD for the first time outside of a long out of print, limited edition set, with notes by Gene Sculatti.


David Ruffin

 The Rovin’ Kind

Common Man

I’m Just a Mortal Man

(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right

There Will Always Be Another Song to Sing

I Miss You (Part 1)

Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can)

A Little More Trust

Go On with Your Bad Self

A Day in the Life, of a Working Man


Me ‘N Rock ‘N Roll Are Here to Stay

 I Saw You When You Met Her

Take Me Clear from Here

Smiling Faces Sometimes

Me ‘n Rock ‘n Roll Are Here to Stay

Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)

No Matter Where

City Stars

I Just Want to Celebrate

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