Monday, September 19, 2011
Your Oldies Rewind: 'Get Ready' by The Temptations (1966)
Your Oldies Rewind returns after an extended hiatus, and yes its been called different things throughout time, but this is the latest title, and I may stick with this one, so yay! Today we feature the 1966 hit song Get Ready, by American Motown legends The Temptations. The classic five members of The Tempations were David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams , and Eddie Kendricks, which came out of Detroit, Michigan circa 1960. Many genres were covered and many classic hits were produced to echo throughout the decades and still do, and as many of you already know this song has been covered by many acts many times, but the original still holds steady. Get Ready was actually written by Motown singer Smokey Robinson, and peaked at #29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #1 on the Billboard Hot R-and-B Singles chart. Get Ready was released in 1966 on the group's Gettin' Ready album. And there it is, keep on people, keep on!