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JIMMY RUFFIN - SINGS TOP TEN
on Tamla motown Soul label
Record:VG VG+ light marks ( listen)
Cover:2 inches of handwriting on front and back, ringwear, small puncture front to back
I'VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE
GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I'VE GOT (Northern classic)
WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED (Northern classic)
AS LONG AS THERE IS L-O-V-E LOVE
HALFWAY TO PARADISE
BLACK IS BLACK
SINCE I'VE LOST YOU
WORLD SO WIDE(Northern)
NOWHERE TO HIDE
I WANT HER LOVE
HOW CAN I SAY I'M SORRY
Hot on the heals of his two recent hits, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" and "I've Passed This Way Before", this album is jam packed with top notch songs.
Two previous singles are included. The reflective "Since I've Lost You" from July 1964 and Smokey Robinson composition "As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love" from October 1965 are two of Motown's should-have-been-hits. Broken Hearted b-side, "Baby I've Got It" wasn't included for some reason, but "Tomorrow's Tears" would have served as an A-sided single just fine.
It has the same melancholia as Broken Hearted, but was unfortuately stuck on the B-side of "I've Passed This Way Before". Three covers are found here; Los Bravos' Motown-flavored "Black is Black" and two seminal releases on Epic from Tony Orlando--"Halfway to Paradise" and "Bless You" in 1961. Ruffin's vocal on "Black" is a bit over-the-top, but the Soul Brothers' Band gives it the drive that The Bravos could only come close to. 1967.
JIMMY RUFFIN - GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I'VE GOT
A stranger can walk into any Northern Soul event in the world and will instantly be amongst friends
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
One of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.