The Temptations Show

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The Temptations Show
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 1969
GenreSoul, pop
GS 933
ProducerJackie Barnett
The Temptations chronology
Cloud Nine
The Temptations Show
Puzzle People/Together
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The Temptations Show was a one-hour syndicated television special starring Motown singing group The Temptations, which aired on July 10, 1969.[2] Produced by Motown Productions, it guest-starred George Kirby and Kaye Stevens.

Among the featured musical numbers were Temptations singles such as "Get Ready", "Cloud Nine", and "Run Away Child, Running Wild", pop standards such as "Ol' Man River" and "Swanee"., and a closing number, "Somebody's Keepin' Score", featuring an (early) "rap" by all three stars. Along with the TCB special in 1968, which featured both the Temptations and Diana Ross & The Supremes, this was one of Dennis Edwards' first appearances with the group. A soundtrack of the show was released on Motown's Gordy label as GS 933 that same year.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Opening - Get Ready"2:43
2."Medley: Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) / Beauty is Only Skin Deep / You're My Everything / My Girl / Ain't Too Proud to Beg"5:05
3."Temptations Introduction"0:35
4."I've Got To Be Me"2:33
5."Cloud Nine"3:07
6."For Once in My Life" (with Kaye Stevens)2:55
7."Try It Baby" (with Kaye Stevens)2:40
8."When I Lay My Burdens Down" (with George Kirby)6:12
Side two
1."Medley: The Best Things In Life Are Free / Life"2:03
2."Monologue And Medley: Ol' Man River / Swanee / Old Folks"5:11
3."Comedy Routine: Hello, Young Lovers / Cloud Nine / If I Didn't Care" (with George Kirby)5:09
4."Runaway Child, Running Wild"3:04
5."Finale: Somebody's Keepin' Score" (with Kaye Stevens & George Kirby)3:25


  1. ^ "The Temptations Show". AllMusic. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Ribowsky, Mark (2010). Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-470-26117-0.