Eddie Kendricks (album)

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Eddie Kendricks
Studio album by Eddie Kendricks
Released May 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Soul
Label Tamla Records
Producer Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer
Eddie Kendricks chronology
People ... Hold On
(1972)
Eddie Kendricks
(1973)
Boogie Down!
(1974)

Eddie Kendricks is the third album by former Temptations vocalist Eddie Kendricks. Released in the Spring of 1973 on the Tamla imprint of Motown Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

This would be the breakthrough solo album Eddie Kendricks was looking for. Charting on the pop charts at number eighteen and number five on the R&B. This would be the his only solo album that would land on the pop charts. Includes the number one pop and R&B single "Keep On Truckin'" which is one of the precursor to disco songs to come out before the explosion of the genre.

This album would establish Eddie as the most successful member of The Temptations to go solo. He was the only former member of The Temptations to have a #1 Hot 100 single, "Keep on Truckin'".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Only Room for Two" - (Donald Daniels, Terri McFaddin) 3:02
  2. "Darling Come Back Home" - (Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield, King Errisson) 4:07
  3. "Each Day I Cry a Little" - (Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin) 7:14
  4. "Can't Help What I Am" - (Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston) 4:24
  5. "Keep on Truckin'" - (Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston) 8:02
  6. "Any Day Now" - (Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach) 5:09
  7. "Not on the Outside" - (Larry Roberts, Sylvia Robinson) 4:35
  8. "Where Do You Go (Baby)" - (Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer) 3:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Kendricks - Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Darrell Clayborn, James Jamerson - Bass
  • Billy Cooper, Dean Parks, Greg Poree - Guitar
  • Ed Greene, Kenny "Spider" Rice - Drums
  • Gary Coleman, Jack Ashford - Percussion
  • Harold Johnson - Piano, Organ
  • Leonard Caston - Piano, Organ
  • King Errisson - Congas
  • Lezli Valentine - Backing vocals (track 7)

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1973 Eddie Kendricks 18 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1973 "Darling Come Back Home" 67 26
"Keep on Truckin'" 1 1

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