It’s been a rough week for many of us already, and it’s only Tuesday. So I’m responding in the only way I really know… By listening to music, playing records for friends, sharing what I love with others.
This track comes from The Temptations’ Puzzle People, a Top 10 album that spawned the #1 hit single ‘I Can’t Get Next To You’, contains a number of stone-cold classic tunes, and solidified the group’s transition from classic Motown soul to psychedelic proto-funk…
And has been inexplicably out-of-print for most of the past forty years.
It’s from an era when nobody thought it strange to lead off side two of an R&B album with a super-groovy cover of an easy-listening / country-western tune. (Prefaced by 50 seconds of instrumental intro, no less.)
So yeah. The Temptations covering ‘Little Green Apples’. Listen. If you like it, download it, play it for your friends, and pass it on.
Listening to it always makes my day just a little better. Hopefully it’ll do the same for you.