Friday, November 04, 2005

The last notes I meant to put my citaion.

Williams Family, Paul. "Paul Williams." The Official Paul Williams Home Web Site. Motown Alumi Association. 04 Nov. 2005 .
Notes: Paul Williams died from Sickie Cell Anemia.Everybody might have thought that he died from a shot in the head.
Acually it was two shots. Paul was right handed. The shot came from
the left side of his head. Only one fatal shot killed him.
Paul had six children. Paul was not the only one to sing
"For Once In My Life" Stevie Wonder was the one who made the song
first.He was a Temptation for a long time. He was the oldest of the first
five oringal Temptations.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

-How has your research question held up? Have you had to modify it?
-Have you found enough or the right kind of information?
-Are you still researching what you were at the beginning?
-What have you learned about research so far? Do you like the process? Why or why not?
-What next? Are you ready to start writing?

My research as started great. I just found so much info on my research paper. I really haven't found enough info on the actors. I know that they played in different movies. I am kind of in the middle of looking for at the begininng. Then I am not. I have to find out info on the actors that played in the movie. I have that it was more than Six Temptations in all. I like this process because it gives me to soak i the info that I really don't need to copy, but I could just say it. I have already started writing my review. Ms.Goode can you please look over it and tell me what you think. Over all this project is good.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Temptations were initially formed from two Detroit-based vocal harmony groups: the Primes (a trio of relocated Alabamans that included Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams) and the Distants (a quintet whose members included Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge Bryant). When the latter group lost its other members, Kendricks and Williams were invited to join the Distants, and the reconstituted quintet auditioned for Berry Gordy. Not only were they signed to Motown, but after a couple of singles on its Miracle affiliate, a new label imprint (Gordy) was created with them in mind. Still, the Temptations had trouble establishing themselves in the beginning, and by the end of 1963 - much like the early story of the Supremes - they had only a string of non-charting singles to their credit. Then singer David Ruffin entered the picture. Replacing Elbridge Bryant, Ruffin brought a raspy, gospel-style tenor and fervent showmanship to the Temptations, serving as a perfect complement to the group's vocal blend, which included Kendricks' high tenor, Otis Williams' middle tenor, Paul Williams' baritone and Melvin Franklin's deep bass voice. They liked to refer to themselves as "five lead vocalists."

This was the Temptations' classic lineup, lasting from 1964 to 1968. Their career upturn began with the Top Twenty success of the Smokey Robinson-penned "The Way You Do the Things You Do" in early �64. Both Robinson and Whitfield vied to supply the group with hit material. Backed by Motown's peerless studio band, a veritable in-house orchestra dubbed the Funk Brothers, the Temptations ruled the Top Forty at mid-decade with such milestones of Motown soul as "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty's Only Skin Deep," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," and "I Wish It Would Rain." When Ruffin left to go solo in 1968, one chapter in the Temptations saga ended and another equally successful one began. His replacement, Dennis Edwards, formerly of the Contours, could later look back on his lengthy tenure with the Temptations - which lasted through various comings and goings for 20 years - and note that he sang lead on more hits than Ruffin and Kendricks combined.

Edwards' arrival coincided with the onset of the Temptations' "psychedelic" period, a turn toward more contemporary sounds and incisive subject matter inspired by the likes of Sly and the Family Stone. This inaugurated the most successful run of singles in the Temptations' long career. During the years 1968-72, the group - under the continuing direction of songwriter/producer Norman Whitfield - turned out a dizzying array of timely, funky relevant hits, including "Cloud Nine," "Runaway Child, Running Wild," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Psychedelic Shack," "Ball of Confusion" and their masterpiece of social realism and ensemble vocals, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." Amid this onslaught of psychedelic soul, the Temptations also cut "Just My Imagination," a velvety, Kendrick-sung ballad that harked back to the days of "My Girl" and returned them to the top of the charts in 1971. Kendrick left shortly thereafter to embark on a solo career, striking paydirt on his own with "Boogie People" and "Keep On Truckin'." One new member who came on-board in 1971 was Richard Street, who had belonged to the Distants.

"The Temptations performers." rock&roll hall of fame and museum. 2005. 02 Nov. 2005 .

Monday, October 31, 2005

My idea fo a primary source is that Oprah she had the Temptations about two years ago. Maybe I can write her a letter or call her. Her number is 1-800-99-Oprah.I have just emailed her. Ms.Goode if you read this let me know what you think or any one else who reads this.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hi This is Joanna. I am going to do my research on my favorite movie which is"Temptations." I would like to know how many Temptations thier was in the group.Then I would like to know about the characters who played them in the movie.I would like to know how did they perpare for doing this movie and things like that.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Whats Happenin

Hi This is Joanna . My reseach will be about the movie "Temptations." I want to know what inspired the actors to do the movie. I also would like to know how did they train to become the actors they are. Then I would learn alot from them. I already know all their songs also many of the lines in the movie.