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David Ruffin

One of the greatest lead singers the Motown stable ever had, David Ruffin became one of the artistic cornerstones of the Temptations after his lead vocal on "My Girl" (1965) paved the way for such majestic follow-ups as "Since I Lost My Baby" (1965), "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" (1966), "All I Need" (1967), and "I Wish It Would Rain" (1968). Unfortunately, ever-mounting internal pressures within the group, coupled with Ruffin's swelling ego, led to his dismissal from the group in late 1968. His solo career got off to a promising start with the powerful ballad "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)," which cracked the pop and soul Top Ten in early 1969. His last hit to reach the Top Ten was the Van McCoy-produced dance ballad "Walk Away From Love," from 1976. After leaving Motown in 1977, Ruffin recorded for Warner Brothers and later for RCA accompanied by Eddie Kendricks. Unfortunately, Ruffin's career, marred by years of substance abuse and artistic indifference, culminated in his death from a drug overdose in 1991. ~ John Lowe
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Selected Discography

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Track List: David Unreleased LP & More

1. Each Day Is A Lifetime

2. I Want You Back

3. Out In The Country

4. You Can Come Right Back To Me

5. I Can't Be Hurt Anymore

6. Rainy Night In Georgia

7. I've Got A Need For You

8. Anything That You Ask For

9. Let Somebody Love Me

10. For The Shelter Of Your Love

11. Dinah

12. Don't Stop Loving Me

13. It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin'

14. I Want Her To Say It Again

15. Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal

16. Get Away Heartbreak (Keep On Moving)

17. You Make Me Do Things I Don't Want To Do

18. Mountain Of Memories

19. Heaven Help Us All

20. Each Day Is A Lifetime (Mono Single Mix)

21. Don't Stop Loving Me (Mono Single Mix)

22. You Can Come Right Back To Me (Mono Single Mix)

23. Dinah (Mono Single Mix)

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Track List: The Ultimate Collection

1. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)

2. I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved

3. The Double Cross

4. World Of Darkness

5. Pieces Of Man

6. I'm So Glad I Fell For You

7. I Miss You

8. Common Man

9. A Little More Trust

10. No Matter Where

11. Walk Away From Love

12. Heavy Love

13. Statue Of A Fool

14. Who I Am

15. Everything's Coming Up Love

16. On And Off

17. Just Let Me Hold You For A Night

18. You're My Piece Of Mind

19. Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)

20. Let Somebody Love Me

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Track List: The Great David Ruffin The Motown Solo Albums Vol.1

Disc 1

1. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)

2. Pieces Of A Man

3. Somebody Stole My Dream

4. I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved

5. Everlasting Love

6. I've Got To Find Myself A Brand New Baby

7. The Double Cross

8. Message From Maria

9. World Of Darkness

10. We'll Have A Good Thing Going On

11. My Love Is Growing Stronger

12. Flower Child

13. Loving You (Is Hurting Me)

14. Put A Little Love In Your Heart

15. I'm So Glad I Fell For You

16. Feeling Alright

17. I Could Never Be President

19. What You Gave Me

20. One More Hurt

21. I Let Love Slip Away

22. I Don't Know Why I Love You

23. The Forgotten Man

24. The Letter

Disc 2

1. The Rovin' Kind

2. Common Man

3. I'm Just A Mortal Man

4. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right

5. There Will Always Be Another Song To Sing

6. I Miss You (Part 1)

7. Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can)

8. A Little More Trust

9. Go On With Your Bad Self

10. A Day In The Life Of A Working Man

11. I Saw You When You Met Her

12. Take Me Clear From Here

13. Smiling Faces Sometimes

16. No Matter Where

17. City Stars

18. I Just Want To Celebrate

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aestrada223
Sing it David. Unfortunatel y I did walk away from love and for forty years plus, I carry that pain. Remember this song from my Senior year prior to going into the Air Force. Mary Lou please call and just say hey.
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David going to walk away from love, and me I going to keep running it safe
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This mans voice is an icon in tbe music From tge 60s 70s. All i wana do is cuddle or slow dance. Thank you David..RIP
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No drugs great talent gone rip
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Love his music ��
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THE MAN, PERIOD
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I RECENTLY TURN 61 YEARS OD BUT THIS VOICE WILL ALWAYS SOUND, BE AND MAKE ME FEEL YOUNG. THANKS DAVID, TEMPTATIONS, JIMMIE R., AND ALL YOU GREAT SINGERS.
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I love david ruffin music
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Mr. David Ruffin...... s a n g from a place from deep within his soul, on this song IF Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Wanna Be Right. He is my favorite of the Temptations.
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He was temptation
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puffdadragon 2 0 0 0
Inspiration for generations to come
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This is . real music
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Loved the "Unsung" episode on David ruffin.
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Love me some david
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This song touches my heart ....
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michaelali20 1 5
R.I.P the greatest of all times. I will never forget you.
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Love you david
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And I ain't even married..... I still,don't wanna be right. ... D.R.he tha man.
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Awesome song
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Loved his song with the Temptations "Beauty only skin deep " and
"My Girl ". He sang good!
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I have so lived this song!
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I feel this song deep in my bones. Love David's voice !!!!!!!!!!!! ! !
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What a voice! One of my fav singers of all time. What an amazing talent. Never gets old.
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Over over over finally the truth comes out.. Now I can move on. Your only a memory.
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The best music ever!
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Love it ole memories !!!!! Oldies but Goodies !!!!! Shell1965
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When men didn't mind sharing their feelings for the woman they love.
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This man is making chills on my arms. He is singing the hell out of this song.
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Lord, chills are going through my body!!! This man is singing this song....Gone too soon.
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Thats real lpve music
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I,had to walk Away you know why.,'',so I left..
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He was the coldest his death was a heartbreaker for me! Man could he sing!!
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Goodness I LOVE this song... I just love to hear him OOOOHHHHH AHHHHH the high notes..
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I wish women would really listen to it...
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Love this song... Love the original more... Miss the older days..,.
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David Ruffin now singing in heaven for the angles!
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"Her ears were deaf to my every word...
My cry for love, I don't know how she never, never heard...."
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Will go down in history as one of the best to sing R&B. Drugs took away so many greats.
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Whatever you want me to....you know I'll do...
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Thanks dad the good music
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ksimmons793
The best ever!!!
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I love and miss this man David Ruffin. He brings back so many memories from my childhood.
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I miss the good ole days......
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I love his voice... Gonna walk away from love.. yess
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The true legend.
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Good music , just never die.
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I want u back is the best song ever!!!
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"You know..... you knew what to do"
"I'm so glad, so glad, so glad I fell for you"
"I want to thank you.....than k you cause you knew you knew what to do!"
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His voice reminds me of my childhood in New York. My parents love music and I remember sitting on my dads lap rocking back and forth to this song like I was grown.
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