Dub der-nern, dub der-nern… That little guitar lick is not remotely emphatic. There is nothing about it that is gimmicky, and it uses just two notes of a major scale. Yet the moment you hear it, you just know what the song is. It made The Temptations , a gifted vocal quintet that had been cutting records since , major stars. It was their first single to feature David Ruffin as lead vocalist, who had joined the group in January Smokey saw Ruffin as an untapped major resource for The Temptations.
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Simplicity and Complexity: Is there a simplicity in all art, a deep naivete, an immediate self-containedness, accompanied perhaps by fresh directness or startling economy? But studying it further, I have been moved by the way simplicity and complexity are made one in it. The first note is on the fifth of the scale, then there is a drop down to the tonic on the next two notes. And, with rests in between, the phrase keeps repeating. There is complexity even here, as the drop from fifth to tonic occurs on the strong first and third beats of each measure.
In , it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant. The recorded version of "My Girl" was the first Temptations single to feature David Ruffin on lead vocals. Previously, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams had performed most of the group's lead vocals, and Ruffin had joined the group as a replacement for former Temptation Elbridge Bryant. While on tour as part of the Motortown Revue , a collective tour for most of the Motown roster, Smokey Robinson caught the Temptations' part of the show. For their set, the group had included a medley of soul standards, one of which, the Drifters ' " Under the Boardwalk ", was a solo spot for Ruffin. Impressed, Robinson decided to produce a single with Ruffin singing lead. Robinson saw Ruffin as a "sleeping giant" in the group with a unique voice that was "mellow" yet "gruff". After some persuasion from Ruffin's bandmates, Robinson had the Temptations record "My Girl" instead of the Miracles, who were originally going to record the song, and recruited Ruffin to sing the lead vocals. According to Robinson, he allowed the group to create their own background vocals "because they were so great at background vocals".
Ask her on dates. Ignore the busy-bodies who want to condemn your significant other. To me, the core question is, is this person inclined toward self transcendence are the inclined, desirous, self aware enough to be selfless. If kids ever came into the picture though, I wouldn't want to be isolated from them psychologically or banned from walking my daughter down the aisle someday. Maybe we'll break up in a month.