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David Ruffin

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One of the greatest lead singers the Motown stable ever had, David Ruffin became one of the artistic cornerstones of the Temptations after his lead vocal on "My Girl" (1965) paved the way for such majestic follow-ups as "Since I Lost My Baby" (1965), "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" (1966), "All I Need" (1967), and "I Wish It Would Rain" (1968). Unfortunately, ever-mounting internal pressures within the group, coupled with Ruffin's swelling ego, led to his dismissal from the group in late 1968. His solo career got off to a promising start with the powerful ballad "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)," which cracked the pop and soul Top Ten in early 1969. His last hit to reach the Top Ten was the Van McCoy-produced dance ballad "Walk Away From Love," from 1976. After leaving Motown in 1977, Ruffin recorded for Warner Brothers and later for RCA accompanied by Eddie Kendricks. Unfortunately, Ruffin's career, marred by years of substance abuse and artistic indifference, culminated in his death from a drug overdose in 1991. ~ John Lowe
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Albums by
David Ruffin

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    I Am My Brother's Keeper

    10 songs

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    David Ruffin

    12 songs

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    Feelin' Good

    12 songs

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    My Whole World Ended

    3 songs

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    Dirty Rhodes

    8 songs

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    Gentleman Ruffin

    8 songs

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    So Soon We Change

    9 songs

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    Ruffin & Kendrick

    8 songs

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    Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay

    23 songs

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    The Unreleased Album

    40 songs

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    The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2

    42 songs

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    The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums

    12 songs

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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of David Ruffin

    20 songs

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    The Ultimate Collection

    10 songs

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    At His Best

    9 songs

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    In My Stride

    8 songs

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    Everything's Coming Up Love

    9 songs

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    Who I Am

    9 songs

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    David Ruffin

    11 songs

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    Feelin' Good

    11 songs

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    My Whole World Ended

    9 songs

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    At His Best

    2 songs

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    Ruffin & Kendrick


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