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The Resource Ain't too proud to beg : the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations, Mark Ribowsky

Ain't too proud to beg : the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations, Mark Ribowsky

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Ain't too proud to beg : the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations
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Ain't too proud to beg
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the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations
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Mark Ribowsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first and only definitive biography of legendary Motown group, the Temptations The Temptations are the most incomparable soul group in history, with dozens of chart-topping hits such as My Girl and Papa Was a Rollin Stone. From the sharp suits, stylish choreography, and distinctive vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the personal failings and psycho-dramas that played out behind-the-scenes, Ain't Too Proud to Beg tells the complete story of this most popular-and tragic-of all Motown super groups. Based on in-depth research and interviews with founding Temptations member Otis Williams and many others, the book reveals the highly individual, even mutually antagonistic, nature of the group's members. Venturing beyond the money and the fame, it shares the compelling tale of these sometime allies, sometime rivals and reveals the unique dynamic of push and pull and give and take that resulted in musical genius. The first book to tell the whole story of Motown's greatest group, with all-new interviews and previously undiscovered sources and photographs. Gives the last word on enduring Motown mysteries, including the deaths of Paul Williams and David Ruffin and the truth behind Ruffin's tumultuous romance with Tammi Terrell. Reveals the secret "can't miss" formula behind the Temptations's thirty-seven chart hits. Draws on more than 100 interviews with the group's associates, industry figures, family members, and most importantly, founding Temptation Otis Williams. Ain't Too Proud to Beg takes a cohesive and penetrating look at the life and enduring legacy of one of the greatest groups in popular music. It is essential reading for fans of the Temptations, music lovers, and anyone interested in the history of American popular culture over the last fifty years."--
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Ribowsky, Mark
Dewey number
782.421644092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.T43
LC item number
R43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
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  • Temptations (Musical group)
  • Soul musicians
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Ain't too proud to beg : the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations, Mark Ribowsky
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Includes discography (pages 297-303) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Check yourself -- You've got to earn it -- Mind over matter -- Get ready -- The further you look, the less you see -- It's growing -- Dream come true -- Don't look back -- All I need -- Runaway child, running wild -- I'll be in trouble -- Doin' fine on cloud nine -- Ball of confusion -- Each day is a lifetime -- Shakey ground -- And the band played on
Control code
ocn587130723
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780470261170
Lccn
2010022399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780470261170
  • (OCoLC)587130723
Label
Ain't too proud to beg : the troubled lives and enduring soul of the Temptations, Mark Ribowsky
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 297-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Check yourself -- You've got to earn it -- Mind over matter -- Get ready -- The further you look, the less you see -- It's growing -- Dream come true -- Don't look back -- All I need -- Runaway child, running wild -- I'll be in trouble -- Doin' fine on cloud nine -- Ball of confusion -- Each day is a lifetime -- Shakey ground -- And the band played on
Control code
ocn587130723
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780470261170
Lccn
2010022399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470261170
  • (OCoLC)587130723

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