Live at the Apollo with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks

Live at the Apollo with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks

by Daryl Hall & John Oates
     
 
Hall & Oates resurrected the fading careers of ex-Temptations stars David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks. H&O took them on tour, paid them regularly, and arranged a record deal for them with RCA, but the relationship soured for unknown reasons. It's been rumored that Kendricks thought they were being used to boost H&O's career, which couldn't

Overview

Hall & Oates resurrected the fading careers of ex-Temptations stars David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks. H&O took them on tour, paid them regularly, and arranged a record deal for them with RCA, but the relationship soured for unknown reasons. It's been rumored that Kendricks thought they were being used to boost H&O's career, which couldn't be true because H&O were already hot; it was Ruffin and Kendricks who had been reduced to playing bucket-of-blood, inner-city nightspots. Or perhaps Kendricks just tired of singing "Get Ready" so often. His voice sounded like it would tear when he sang "Ready" with H&O, while David Ruffin tempted in the background. Ruffin sounded better, much better; he still had some voice, but the electricity had gone out of it. Kendricks sounded better on the rollicking "The Way You Do the Things You Do," and acted like he enjoyed singing Smokey Robinson's metaphoric gem. An ordinary performance of "My Girl" ended the Temptations segment of the H&O show. Things really picked up, though, when Hall & Oates stood alone with band and did their current chart-toppers. Daryl Hall shows his blue-eyed soul roots by biting into "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"; not to be denied, John Oates rips off a stinging guitar solo, helping Hall polish off Sam & Dave's classic in style. Their performances of "I Can't Go for That," "One on One," "Possession Obsession," and "Adult Education" have to be heard to be believed. They work a crowd like few can, and their harmonies are impeccable.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
Label:
Friday Music
UPC:
0829421198529
catalogNumber:
1985
Rank:
62569

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryl Hall & John Oates   Primary Artist
David Ruffin   Vocals
Ray Anderson   Trombone
Daryl Hall   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion,Musician
Jimmy Bralower   Synthesizer,Saxophone
Wells Christy   Keyboards,Synclavier,Musician
Mickey Curry   Drums
Charles DeChant   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Steve Elson   Baritone Saxophone,Horn Section
Mac Gollehon   Trumpet,Horn Section
Eddie Kendricks   Vocals
Robbie Kilgore   Keyboards,Musician
Mike Klvana   Keyboards,Synclavier
John Oates   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section,Lead
T-Bone Wolk   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Charlie DeChant   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Paul Litterall   Trumpet,Horn Section

Technical Credits

Daryl Hall   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor
Bob Clearmountain   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Lynn Goldsmith   Sleeve Photo
David Hewitt   Engineer
John Oates   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mick Haggerty   Artwork
Joe Reagoso   Reissue Producer
Nina Krieger   Sleeve Photo

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