Meet the Temptations

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Meet the Temptations  is the debut studio album by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1964.  The album consists entirely of previously released singles, including the group’s first hit single, “The Way You Do the Things You Do”.  Excepting the hit single, these tracks all date from the Temptations’ slow-selling starting period (during which some Motown staffers referred to them as the “hitless Temptations”).  Despite local success in Detroit and the Midwest, the Temptations released six singles that missed the Top 100 Pop & R&B charts, and one, “Dream Come True”, which made it to #22 on the R&B singles chart.  (More from Wikipedia)

Interestingly, the Supremes’ little-known first album called Meet the Supremes was released in late 1962, more than a year before Meet the Beatles! came out.  (Motown did the same with the debut album of the Temptations, another of their major groups, but Meet the Temptations came out two months afterward).  


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Last edited: March 22, 2021