Live at the Apollo with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • Label: Friday Music
  • UPC: 829421198529
  • Catalog Number: 1985
  • Sales rank: 12,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Apollo Medley: Get Ready/Ain't Too Proud to Beg/The Way You Do the Thin - Eddie Kendricks (12:49)
  2. 2 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Eddie Kendricks (4:44)
  3. 3 Everytime You Go Away - Eddie Kendricks (7:07)
  4. 4 I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) - Eddie Kendricks (7:58)
  5. 5 One on One - Eddie Kendricks (5:50)
  6. 6 Possession Obsession - Eddie Kendricks (5:54)
  7. 7 Adult Education - Eddie Kendricks (6:34)
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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
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John Oates Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mick Haggerty Artwork
Joe Reagoso Reissue Producer, Remastering
Nina Krieger Sleeve Photo
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