Friday, June 29, 2012

The Soul Corner: David Ruffin "My Whole World Ended"

We took the kids to a big concert this week and the opening act was an up and coming young neo-soul singer who shall remain nameless due to the philosophy of our friendly little blog here.
But I did start thinking about the genuine article - the vocals, persona and even fashion sense of a great Motown artist that this no doubt well intentioned young fellow was trying so hard to imitate.

Which brings me to this video, poorly lip synched as it may be. We've praised the great David Ruffin here before and probably will again. Larger than life, the very definition of the real deal. After leaving the Temptations for a solo career, David Ruffin had a few more great songs, like this one here:

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